Typical Liberal Arts College
Assistant Professor (Former Employee) – Elmhurst, IL – June 12, 2013
Teaching is not a 9-5 job, you pour your whole being into it to make sure the students get what they need, or at least feel that they are getting what they need. Even when classes end for the summer, you are still hard at work developing materials for the next school year and pursuing the research projects were on the backburner the other 9 months.
As with any small college, there are politics amongst the faculty, students and departments. Avoiding missteps in this area is likely the hardest part of the job.
Working with bright young minds that are awaking to new ides was probably the most fullfilling part of the job.
I learned that liberal arts colleges are not the same as state universities in almost every way.