I understand that this website is designated particularly for teaching-related topics. However as many of us do agree that being a lecturer, we are supposed to run both teaching and research duties at the same time.
My problem is that I am having quite a heavy teaching load, roughly 40 hours/week. In order to maximize the profit, the university where I am working tries their best to put more pressure on the lecturers, such as they increase the number of students in a classroom but always keep a very basic salary. Doing research and producing publications are also required for lecturers. At the end of each academic year, you need to have at least one paper in some peer-reviewed journals.
Doing research, learning new knowledge is also my interest. It is a motivation for me to begin a new day. The problem here is that I cannot get focused on only one thing recently. I often try to spend all the night for doing research, however, my mind then continuously keeps thinking to things that I would have for the class tomorrow. Whereas, during the time when I am teaching, I constantly keep thinking on a problem in my research.
Could you give me some suggestions or recommendations (even small ones) to help me to run both duties more effectively and properly? I really appreciate your help.
Sorry for my English.