Academic Job Search

Congratulations! Your years of hard work, research, & dedication to your field have paid
off…almost. While the search for an academic appointment can be a challenging process,
these can help you get on your way.

Resources from the career services Library

5.18 The Academic Job Search Handbook / Heiberger & Vick

5.20 Job Search in Academe / Formo & Reed

5.19 What Else Can You Do with a PhD / Secrist

5.21 Expert Resumes for Teachers & Educators / Enelow & Kursmark

RL.14 How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae / Jackson

Resources from the University Libraries

Cracking the Academia Nut: A Guide to Preparing for Your Academic Career / Newhouse

Succeeding in an Academic Career: A Guide for Faculty of Color / Garcia

Surviving your academic job hunt: advice for humanities PhDs / Hume

Vitae & Other Correspondence Resources

Penn State Career Services Guide

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence


Dartmouth Univ.

Purdue University

Jobs & Advice Resources

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Academic 360

Academic Employment Network


Academic Keys

Higher Ed Jobs

University Council for Educational Administration

National Postdoctoral Association

Dual Career / Solving the “Two-Body Problem”

Tips for a Massive Academic Job Search

Couple case studies & advice

Science Careers article

Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Employer Database

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