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Obtaining Employment

Jobs and Funding

Although there are many on-line job sites, the "General Sites" and "Discipline- specific Sites" below target Ph.D.'s looking for a variety of positions and funding.  These lists are by no means exhaustive: for example, check directly with disciplinary societies, professional organizations, journals, trade magazines, mentors, and career centers.  The "Useful Related Sites" aren't aimed at Ph.D.'s but include sites that are among the most extensive currently on-line and are in fields that might be of interest to Ph.D.'s.  As most career counselors will attest, itís best not to job hunt solely through the internet but to use these resources in combination with other job search strategies.

 

General Sites:

Academic 360
http://www.academic360.com  Offers a collection of internet resources for the academic job hunter, including links to faculty, staff, and administrative positions.

Academic Employment Network
http://www.academploy.com/  Posts academic positions in a range of higher education and K-12 institutions.

Academic Position Network
http://www.apnjobs.com/  Posts academic positions around the world.

AERA, The Education and Research Network
http://www.aera.net/jobposts/default.asp  Job and Career Opportunities:  Posts academic, research and administrative positions at universities and some businesses.
http://www.aera.net/anews/compete.htm  Fellowships and Other Competitions:  Posts fellowships and grants, especially those targeting research in the field of education.

American Association of Community Colleges
http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Template.cfm?Section=CareerCenter  Posts faculty, staff, and administrative positions.

American Public Health Association https://secure.matrixgroup.net/apha/careermartSearch/jobs_search.cfm  Posts a range of professional positions in public health.

Association for Educational Communications & Technology  
http://www.aect.org/Job/default.htm
  Advertises positions for academics and professionals interested in developing the use of educational technology.

Careers In (and Out of) Science
http://www.freenet.hamilton.on.ca/~ae047/employ7.html  Offers links to sites with academic, government and industry positions and postdoctoral grants.

Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers http://www4.nas.edu/osep/cpcjobs.nsf  Posts employment, internship, fellowship, and postdoctoral positions, as well as research funding.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Fellowships and Grant Proposals (Claremont Graduate University Writing Center)
http://writecenter.cgu.edu/students/felgrantgen.html  Offers information about writing grant proposals (gives sample proposals and suggestions) and links to Sources of Grant Funding in various academic fields.

H-Net Job Guide
http://www.matrix.msu.edu/jobs/  Lists positions in history, the social sciences, and the humanities.

Jobs in Higher Education
http://www.higheredjobs.com/  Lists faculty, part-time, administrative and staff positions at colleges and universities.

Modern Language Association
http://www.mla.org  See the Job Information List for openings in English and foreign language departments.

National Employment Bulletins
http://www.graduatejobs.com/  Posts positions in the liberal arts, arts, and the humanities.

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) 
Grants and Fellowships Database

http://www.nagps.org/Mailing-List.asp?Target=grants  Posts a variety of funding resources.  Note: membership (individual and institutional) is required for access.

National Institutes of Health Research and Training Opportunities  
http://www.training.nih.gov
  Lists postdoctoral, clinical, and tenure-track opportunities at N.I.H. and elsewhere.

Nature
http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/  Posts a range of postdoctoral, academic, and non-academic positions for scientific professionals around the world.

New Scientist
http://www.newscientistjobs.com/  Posts academic, government or industry positions in the sciences and mathematics around the world.

Post-Docs.com
http://www.post-docs.com/  Lists post-doc positions nationwide.

Profession
http://www.the-scientist.com/funding/funding_search.html  Search for grants and fellowships in the Life Sciences.

Quidfit.net
http://www.quidfit.net/   Brings together PhDs and academic employers by letting adjuncts post CVs and giving academic employers access to a database of adjuncts' CVs.

The Riley Guide: Education & Instruction  
http://www.rileyguide.com/educate.html#ed  Lists college, K-12, instructional technology, and other teaching positions.

Russian and East European Institute: Employment  
http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/indemp.html
  Not just for Russian and East European scholars.  Offers several pages of job postings and resources for humanities-related work (teaching, non-profit, etc.) in the United States and abroad.

Science
http://recruit.sciencemag.org  Posts life sciences and sciences positions at a variety of institutions and organizations nationally and internationally.

Sciencejobs.com
http://www.sciencejobs.com/  Posts positions in bioscience and chemistry.

Science Next Wave: Index of Funding News and Resources
http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/features/funding_news.dtl  Allows users to consult the Grant Doctor, read profiles of successful grant winners, and browse links to grants worldwide.

Scijobs.org
http://scijobs.org/  Posts jobs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and a range of related science jobs from different university, nonprofit, and industrial employers.

The Times Higher Education Supplement, Jobs
http://www.jobs.thes.co.uk/  Posts higher education jobs around the world.

University Job Bank
http://www.ujobbank.com/  Lists faculty and administrative/staff positions, post-doctoral positions, government, non-profit organization jobs, and others.

University Work
http://www.universitywork.com/  Lists faculty and administrative/staff positions by state as well as institutions' human resources departments.

Women in Higher Education
http://www.wihe.com  Lists job announcements from schools actively seeking women for administrative or faculty positions.

    

 

 

Discipline-specific Sites:

American Chemical Society
http://www.acs.org/   Offers links to job postings for chemists as well as career resources.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
http://www.aiche.org/careerservices/   Lists positions at AIChE, in industry and academia.

American Institute of Physics
http://www.aip.org/careersvc/  Lists jobs and offers resume posting.

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/   Lists jobs and offers resume posting, etc. in the career sections for students and psychologists.

American Society for Engineering Education
http://www.asee.org/classified/  Posts classifieds in ASEE's PRISM online magazine.  

American Society for Microbiology
Career Information, the Postdoctoral section, Graduate Student Resources and Resources for Underrepresented Minority Groups in the Life Sciences list employment opportunities, fellowships and other sources of funding.  Note: You must be a member to view most pages.

American Sociological Association
http://www.asanet.org/pubs/eb/   Posts positions in academic settings, sociological practice, and fellowships.

ChemJobs.net
http://www.chemjobs.net/  Lists vacancies in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical, and chemical engineering fields and offers c.v. and resume posting.

Employment Links for the Biomedical Scientist
http://www.his.com/~graeme/employ.html  Offers links to job listings, search firms, online resume posting, career advice, news groups, biotech/healthcare resources, and more.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology  
https://ns2.faseb.org/careerweb/
  Lists positions in the medical, biomedical, and pharmaceutical fields.

FutureBioJobs.com
http://www.futurebiojobs.com/  Lists jobs offered by various life science companies and recruiters; also sends free email job alerts.

Geological Society of America
http://www.geosociety.org/profdev/index.htm  Lists positions, grants, and postdoctoral fellowships.

GeoscienceJobs.com
http://www.geosciencejobs.com/  Posts US and international positions in academe, government, industry, organizations, and museums. 

Jobs in Library and Information Technology
http://www.lita.org/jobs/index.html  Not just for librarians.  Posts positions in information as well as library technology.

Jobs in Philosophy
http://www.sozialwiss.uni-hamburg.de/phil/ag/jobs/main_english.html  Posts philosophy openings around the world.

Linguistic Enterprises
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/linguistics/enter/  Posts positions for linguists seeking employment in the private sector.

Medzilla
http://www.medzilla.com/  Provides a job search engine and resume posting for academic and industrial positions in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and life sciences.

Philosophy Jobs
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/gpi/jobs.htm  Offers links to a variety of sites posting jobs in or related to philosophy.  Also has links to funding opportunities, philosophy societies, journals, news groups, mailing lists, Etexts, syllabi, etc.

Women's Studies Database: Employment http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/Employment/   Posts women's studies positions nationwide. 

    

 

Useful Related Sites:


Some of these sites are also listed as "Useful Related Resources" on the Web Resources page.

Career Magazine
http://www.careermag.com/  Lists jobs, offers resume posting, lists current employers and recruiters, and gives links to other resources.

ElfNetwork.com
http://www.elfnetwork.com/  Posts positions in and offers career information about the non-profit sector.

Grant Managers Network Job Opportunities
http://www.gmnetwork.org/job.htm  Posts links to job postings in foundations, nonprofits, and philanthropy organizations.

Idealist.org
http://www.idealist.org/  Offers links to career resources, organizations, internships, jobs, and more in the non-profit sector.

IM Diversity.com
http://www.imdiversity.com/  Targets minority job seekers and provides articles, employer profiles, reports, job postings, and more.

Jobpilot
http://www.jobpilot.com/  Posts jobs in Europe and Asia, with some offerings in the rest of the world.  Note: each country's site is in its native language.

Jobs for Translators
http://www.jobsfortranslators.com/index.html  Sends a weekly mailing list with job offers for translators and interpreters in many languages. Free trial issue; subscription rates after that are $3/issue or $30/year.

Native American Jobs.com
http://www.nativeamericanjobs.com/  Lists jobs by state for anyone interested in working on or near Native American Indian Reservations. 

Professionals for Nonprofits, Inc.
http://www.nonprofitstaffing.com/  Places professionals in temporary and permanent positions with nonprofits in the greater New York City area.

Saludos.com
http://www.saludos.com/  Posts job targetting bilingual professionals, offers online employment booths and job fairs, and more.

Techies.com
http://www.techies.com/  Posts tech jobs searchable by location and keyword.

U.S. Government Jobs
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/  Posts "Current Job Openings" by category for U.S. Government jobs. 

Vault.com
http://www.vault.com  Lists jobs by industry, location, and skills, experience level, and other criteria.  

Wall Street Journal's Career Site
http://www.careerjournal.com/  Lists jobs by industry, location and keyword.

WetFeet.com
http://www.wetfeet.com/asp/home.asp  Posts positions in companies by industry, location, and other criteria.  

Webgrrls.com
http://www.webgrrls.com  Gives members interested or working in high tech fields access to a job bank, international and local discussion groups, local chapters, career advice, and more.

Worktree.com
http://www.worktree.com/  Links to job sites in government (state, city and national), industry, Fortune 1000 companies, around the world, etc.




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