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!