Professoring Logistics: Mundane but useful ways to organize faculty work life
August 2017 (perspective of an assistant professor)
Here are a bunch of mundane but useful ways that I've organized my work life over the past three years as a professor. Maybe these ideas can be helpful for other new professors!
I've already written a bunch of articles about various facets of assistant professor life, but so far they've all focused on higher-level strategic themes such as time management, student recruiting, research advising, paper and grant writing, etc.
I'm taking the opposite approach here: going way down into the weeds to list a bunch of mundane but useful ways I've managed to stay organized over the past three years as an assistant professor. Get ready for some extreme banality. Here we go!
Last modified: 2019-08-08