In 2017, Times Higher Education conducted a global survey of university staff to get their views on work-life balance. Not surprisingly, the survey revealed that the demanding workloads of our academics was leaving them stressed out and with very little time for family or activities outside of work.
And sadly, it doesn’t seem to be getting any better.
In fact, according to the report “the workloads of people who work at universities appear to be on the rise” and many consider leaving the higher education sector as a result. This is a real shame.
But there is a way to enjoy better work-life balance if you’re a professional wanting to stay in the academic sector. With the booming e-learning industry and more and more courses and education programs being conducted completely online, there are opportunities for academics to work remotely.
However, working remotely from home doesn’t always equate to a reduced workload – after all, regardless of your location the work still needs to get done, right? But a remote job can at least provide a more conducive environment for deep thought and research – something many academic jobs require – and in many cases, a more flexible work schedule.
As mentioned in the Times Higher Education report, one professor at a UK university commented that “During the week I am constantly required to attend meetings and deal with issues that are only peripherally related to my roles.” It’s a common problem.
So it doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or an academic) to realize that working from home can improve productivity – and getting more done in less time means you have more time for the important stuff, like spending time with loved ones… or binge-watching Netflix. Whatever it is you like to do in your spare time. And of course, you drop the commute as well, so that’s time you can better spend doing other things as well.
Study.com is a remote-friendly company who prides itself on building a “culture-first organization” without the red tape. They do this by being small, agile and flexible, and yet big enough to get stuff done in a highly efficient manner.
It’s also a fun and exciting place to work – you can read reviews on Glassdoor from some of their happy employees.
Study.com are always looking for exceptional, passionate people to join their team. And right now, they’re hiring for the following remote positions – and you can work from anywhere in the world!
So be sure to check them out if you’re an academic looking for that elusive work-life balance.
- ARTICLE WRITER – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You’re someone who is great at conducting online research and committed to providing high quality, accurate and original content.
- ACADEMIC EXPERT – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You’ll provide clear and concise answers to real student questions and must have expertise in Science, Math, English, History, Social Science, Foreign Languages or Computer Science.
- MATH EXPERT – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You’ll need expertise in high school or college level math or physics to provide clear and concise answers to advanced math and physics questions.
- ECONOMICS EXPERT – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You’ll respond to difficult questions from students on topics relating to economics. You must have expertise in high school and college level economics.
- COMPUTER SCIENCE & IT LESSON WRITER – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You will contribute to Study.com’s library of short, engaging online career training lessons. You’ll be a great fit if you’ve helped teach or train others in IT and computer science topics.
- PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You must have expertise in psychology and proficiency in English reading and writing in order to provide clear and concise answers to real student questions.
- STATISTICS EXPERT – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You’ll be knowledgeable, practical and responsive and have expertise in statistics to provide clear and concise answers to real student questions.
- TITLE REVIEWER – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You will edit student submitted questions to ensure they are easily legible and conceptually accurate. You’ll need a high attention to detail to spot and fix typographical and mathematical errors.
- CURRICULUM DESIGNER – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You will contribute to the growing library of engaging and highly-relevant online college courses. You must have hands-on experience developing and teaching post-secondary curriculum.
- BIOLOGY EXPERT – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You’ll have a passion for biology and be able to provide clear and concise answers to student questions related to this field.
- BUSINESS EXPERT – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
Your business expertise and high-level English reading and writing skills are needed to provide clear and concise answers to real student questions.
- CHEMISTRY EXPERT – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You’ll have expertise in, and a passion for chemistry, and be knowledgeable, practical and responsive to answers chemistry related questions from students.
- COMPUTER SCIENCE & IT LESSON REVIEWER – Remote Anywhere Worldwide
You will need knowledge of computer science, IT, or programming and have experience reviewing/copy-editing content.