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Much Higher Learning

work in a cubicle,” Karp adds.

Experts say there are several reasons for people of color to consider university teaching as a viable career option:

Work — life balance: At a research-intensive school, about 60% of your time is spent on independent research and about 30% actually teaching. “Now I have so much more flexibility,” remarks Hewlin. “You just can’t put a price on that.”

Stability: “You don’t get transferred; you don’t get relocated,” says Milano. “Universities don’t go out of business and they don’t merge.”