Most Professors Say They’ve Considered Quitting Over Work-Life Conflicts

December 6, 2012

Work-life conflicts have caused roughly three out of every four assistant professors to think about leaving their institution, according to the results of a new survey. For some assistant professors, leaving their institution isn't enough to solve theirwork-life problems. Almost 45 percent of those surveyed said they could seethemselves leaving academe altogether. Meanwhile, 65 percent of full professors surveyed said that they had considered leaving their university in the lastyear. The survey, of 511 full-time faculty members, was conducted by Horizons Workforce Consulting, a company that helps its clients provide work-life programs to employees, and was released this month.