Robert Drago, "one of the most prominent scholars of policies promoting work-life balance in academe has just given up tenure for love," reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. The former full professor at Penn State has elected to take another job, outside of academia, in Washington, DC, to be closer to his girlfriend while she works toward a doctoral degree in Virginia. Drago insists that his situation "wouldn't be a story if I were a woman, because thousands of women do this every year," he tells the Chronicle. "They either don't get on the tenure track so their husband can, or they move with their husband and end up doing contingent work and teaching ad hoc because their husband's job comes first."
Tenured Academic Leaves Job for Love
Jul 02, 2010