I've always wanted to teach at the university level, so I was interested in working as a professor. However, I've recently been reading that professors are pressured to crank out publications every year. I am not so enthusiastic about this. I understand research is important, but my main passion is teaching. Is this not a very good reason to become a professor? I would love to do research, but I do not like the idea of being forced to come with something every year. Also, how are the academic job prospects in mathematics, physics, and statistics? Which field has more demand for professors?