How have changes to the higher education sector around the world shaped the profession of political science? This panel addresses this question through the lens of ‘academic time’. While time in the academy has been traditionally measured by tasks an academic performs (i.e. research, teaching, and service), its allocation is increasingly complex as requests for today’s academic labour grow from within and beyond the university. For scholars of political science, these requests can range from what appears to be routine and associated with university corporatisation to field-specific expertise with potentially powerful implications. How have scholars welcomed, integrated, questioned, or resisted these demands in their daily work? Adding to this is the changing tempo of academic time. Social media and near-continuous connectivity exist alongside the classic image of ‘The Slow Professor’. How do scholars maintain and impart the necessary critical reflexivity in the current ‘Attention Economy’ defined by artificial intelligence-based technology that keeps users clicking and scrolling? This panel is designed to start a conversation about how we may conceptualise academic time in the political science profession. In so doing, it invites ECPR members to collectively reflect on whether our profession is being transformed and, if so, the trajectories of this transformation.