Academic Job Search
The academic job search can be exciting, tedious, and rewarding.
There are a variety of academic appointments in the more than 4,000 institutions of American higher education. However, the job search process is colored with hard-to-find job postings in colleges, departments, websites and professional publications and discipline-specific application materials. There is also a unique style of interviewing, a variety of interviewing strategies, resume and curriculm vita models, networking approaches, research presentation formats, and information gathering suggestions that may be helpful. Although many graduate students set out to find a tenure-track teaching position, many other career possibilities lie in the world of academia. Whether seeking a tenure-track teaching position, an administrative job, or teaching at a community college, the academic job search takes on multiple dimensions such as assessment of various types of institutions, academic roles, prior teaching and research experiences, academic reward structures, and a self assessment of one’s needs, interests, abilities, dedication and work ethic.
The Graduate School and Graduate Career Services are here to help by providing academic and non-academic professional workshops that you may attend and a database of information. Graduate Career Services has developed a database of resources and ideas to help you navigate the academic job search. From job search website links to interviewing tips, we are here to help you successfully navigate the academic job search. Offering a broad overview of the large field of academic job possibilities, this website is formulated specifically to help graduate students move forward into the world of academic employment.