Publish or perish, and I published.
Pros: invited speaker from oxford to algiers to istanbul to cali.
Cons: no pension from private university.
I taught a 2-2-1 load across a university trimester for 15 years, reduced the years I served as Director of Graduate Studies. The extracurricular demands were the hardest part of my job; my exchanges with students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, the most enjoyable.