Academic Career Path

Academic Career Path                                     

If you are beginning to work on your dissertation, you should also prepare for the academic job market. You need to know how the academic job search process works and what it’s all about.

This page will provide you with the resources and information to prepare your documents and yourself for the process.

Prepare Yourself

  • Academic Job Application Process:  Overview
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  • Academic Job Application Process:  Curriculum Vitae
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Job Search Sites

  • - This site is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions.
  • H-Net Job Guide - It posts academic position announcements in History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition. It serves a broad audience of administrators, faculty members, archivists, librarians, and other professionals in the humanities and social sciences.
  • NatureJobs - Jobs, employer profiles, events in the fields of biology and other life sciences, biotechnology, physical sciences, and the pharmaceutical industry for graduate students and postdocs in the U. S., Europe, etc.
  • - Career and employment resources for Ph.D.'s in science, math, and engineering. Links to Web sites about academic jobs, non-academic careers, dual careers, post-docs, researchers, and more.

Salary and Compensation Information

  • Salary - A comprehensive site that generates a salary report for a specific career in a specific zip code and has lots of related articles and information.  Stay informed about your value in today's job market.
  • Payscale - Compares your job profile to the salary and compensation packages of people whose skills and experiences match yours.