Academic Job Search

A former postdoc who landed a faculty position once described the process of applying for faculty positions as a battle. For it's a process that takes up a huge amount of time, effort, and organization. The resources provided in this section will lead you to victory success.

Job ads can be found on sites such as the Chronicle of Higher Education and HERC, as well as in your discipline's scholarly association. In STEM fields, jobs are posted and available for free on the job sections of major journals such as Science Careers and Nature Jobs. In the Humanities and the Social Sciences, a good source of job announcements is the H-Net Job Guide.

You might need a spreadsheet to track your applications, including Institution Name, Deadline, Contact Information, Job ad, Materials Sent date, etc.