PhD in Business/A Day in the Life of an Assistant Professor

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What my job consists of


  • Teach classes
  • Write research papers
  • Service


  • Interacting with students and colleagues
  • Participating in fun/interesting research
  • Research meetings

A Typical Day

Teaching Day

  • Teach
  • Meet with students
  • Research meeting
  • Teach again

Non-teaching Day

  • Prep classes
  • Grade papers
  • Maybe spend a little time on research
  • Preparing for the Position
  • Teach some classes
  • Start developing a teaching style
  • Be willing to collaborate with people in a different subfield than one are in
  • Make sure the institution/department has the right combination of teaching, research, and service for you