In which discipline are professors happiest? A new study (.pdf) by the Harvard Graduate School of Education looked at professor satisfaction rates across different academic subjects, basing their findings on a number of aspects of professors' work lives, including teaching hours, university expectations for tenure, ability to balance work and home responsibilities and time for one's own research. The results? Professors in the physical sciences are the happiest, and those in visual arts are on the lower end of the scale.
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