These web resources provide information about a
variety of funding resources, professional
development opportunities, and career paths. The
"General Resources" cover a broad range of disciplinary
career resources and include a few articles about
the intellectual, social and psychological implications of individuals' transitions from
academic to other types of work. The "Discipline-specific
Resources" are by no means comprehensive but offer specific
starting points for some disciplines. Be sure to check academic
and professional organizations in your field. "Useful
Related Resources" relate to a wide range of career
possibilities. Some sites are also posted as Promising Practices
on our site: to read more about these, click
on the site name.
Academic Job Application Checklist
This checklist for American studies candidates applies to most
humanities Ph.D.'s. See also links to Academic
Job Interview Advice and Academic
Job Interview Questions.
After the Offer, Before the Deal: Negotiating a First Academic
Offers suggestions to just-appointed faculty members in the process of
negotiating the terms of a first academic job.
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Links to fellowships, grants, and other career sites.
American Educational Research Association Graduate Studies List
Not just a discussion group, this site by Scott and Bobbi Kerlin offers
links to graduate student resources (some of them Canadian) including
career development, financial support, organizations, and more.
Beyond the Ivory Tower
(Chronicle of Higher Education) http://chronicle.com/jobs/archive/advicearch.htm#beyond
Provides career advice and archived articles about the job
Careers for Humanities Scholars in Technology Administration
An online discussion with James J. O'Donnell, professor of classical
studies and vice provost for information systems and computing at the
University of Pennsylvania.
Careers In (and Out of)
Offers links to a variety of science career information sites.
Lists on-line career resources in various disciplines,
government, industry, business sectors, nonprofits, and general
career sites for Ph.D.'s.
The Dead Thesis Society
A student-organized thesis support group that provides a listserv,
online resources, and on-site meetings in Canada.
Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Provides information about and resources for developing and using a teaching
Provides various online forums for doctoral students and links to other
Dottie and Jane's Adventures--Out of Academia
Offers personal narratives of two Ph.D.'s moving out of academia and
links to other resources; interviews with former academics pursuing
other careers are soon to come.
Escape Pod for
Started by three English Ph.D.'s ("Girls
With Glasses"), this offers practical career advice, narratives, and links to other resources.
Includes "PhDs Work," formerly a separate site.
Placement Site (Dept. of English, University of Western Ontario)
Offers resources to help students in the English program explore career
possibilities and coordinate their job search activities, both within
and outside the academic world.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online
A listserv and site providing a forum for issues related to graduate
students and professionals with humanities backgrounds. Includes
links to related sites such as H-Survey
and H-Teach (focusing
on pedagogy), H-W-Civ
(for historians), H-Scholar
(for independent scholars). See the related Grad
Link for links to academic information, dissertations, financial
assistance, employment, etc.
How to Be a Good Graduate Student
Gives advice for doing research, finding an advisor and thesis topic,
becoming part of the research community, etc.
The Ivory Doghouse
Offers links to news about the academic job market in the
humanities and arts, information about how professional societies are
handling employment issues, and other resources for graduate students
The Keogh Lab
Provides resources and advice for graduate and postgraduate students,
from completing the dissertation to postdoctoral fellowships to
entering the academic job market.
Landing an Academic Job: The Process and the Pitfalls
Although this was written for those in mechanical and industrial
engineering, the advice about applying for an academic
job is applicable to most academic job applicants.
Medical University of
South Carolina Postdoctoral and Career center http://www2.musc.edu/Graduate
career opportunities, grants, postdoctoral fellowships and other resources in the
National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS)
Acts as a clearinghouse for information on graduate and professional
student groups at all stages of development.
Negotiating the Non-Tenure Track (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Discusses why some people prefer non-tenure track positions and how to make the most of
Networking on the
Explains networking for academic jobs.
Math and Engineering Career Site
Offers career information for math, science and engineering
Ph.D.'s in fields including science journalism, academe, business, etc., advice about graduate
school, CV's, interviewing, resource lists, online discussions, and
A discussion and support site aimed at helping people finish their
Postdoctoral Teaching: Opportunities and Resources
Links to teaching resources, especially those for postdocs.
Preparing Future Faculty, Useful Resources
a range of web resources for graduate students, including: research on
doctoral education, organizing and supporting effective mentoring, teaching
resources, career and job search information, and more.
For scientists interested in academic opportunities in
science as well as other professional options.
By an English literature Ph.D. who moved into the software
industry, this site includes narratives from Ph.D.'s working
"beyond the fold," career FAQs, articles, and other resources.
Survival in the Academy
From a handbook at Indiana University, this covers choosing an advisor,
survival skills for graduate women, and the assistant professor's guide
to surviving a new position.
Tips for a Massive
Academic Job Search http://www.mills.edu/ACAD_INFO/MCS/SPERTUS/job-search/job.html
Extensive and humorous tips from a computer science professor at
The Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship Foundation
A Yellow Wood
(U.C. Santa Barbara)
maintained by Ph.D.'s, this focuses on nonacademic careers for humanists.
Some of these discipline-specific resources also post jobs and are listed as "Discipline-specific Sites" on the "Jobs and Funding" page.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Offers job search strategies, information about career fairs, links to
other resources, etc.
American Sociological Association
http://www.asanet.org/ Under sections
for "Sociologists" and "Students," has career development
for Art Historians
Gives descriptions of and requirements for various careers.
http://www.chemjobs.net/ Offers advice on writing
CVs/resumes for positions in the chemistry,
biochemistry, pharmaceutical and chemical engineering fields, links to
chemistry departments around the world, and other resources.
What's Out There
Offers links to and information about alternatives to academic careers
Nonacademic Careers for
Posts narratives by psychology Ph.D.'s working in various fields,
offers links to other sites, etc.
Biotechnology Career Center
Provides career resources and articles about the field.
Texas A&M University English Department Graduate Placement
Provides English grads with links to various job postings and to
"Academic Job Search" resources about researching potential
jobs, interviewing, preparing for the MLA convention, etc.
Useful Related Resources:
Some of these resources also post jobs and are listed as "Useful
Related Sites" on the "Jobs and Funding" page.
The Black Collegian
Provides information on
career resources, job search strategies and graduate school
opportunities for black collegians.
Current and archived articles about various careers and the job search,
links to other career sites.
A directory of other career sites listed by occupational interest.
Offers career information about the non-profit
http://www.idealist.org/ Offers links to career resources, organizations,
internships, jobs, and more in the non-profit sector.
Provides articles, employer profiles,
reports, job postings, and other resources of interest to minority job seekers.
A membership organization offering resources for people working at
home, whether free-lance, self-employed, or running a small business.
Richard Bolles (What Color is Your Parachute) provides links to
self-evaluation tools, resources for researching companies and writing
resumes, and more.
This online O.O.Q. from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides
employment projections and career information.
The Riley Guide
A directory for hundreds of job resources, services, and career
information guides covering business, industry, government, non-profit,
overseas work, etc.
Offers advice on negotiating a salary, a "salary wizard" for
computing salaries by field and geographical area, and career
Offers career profiles, Saludos Hispanos online magazine, information
about self-employment, company profiles, etc. for bilingual
Suppliers of Statistical Analysis Software http://www.the-scientist.com/images/yr2001/pdfs/lab_010709.pdf
Provides a list of twenty-eight suppliers and information about their
statistical analysis software programs.
Offers career and training information about tech jobs with specific
sites for a number of cities.
specific industries, companies, narratives about a typical day in
various careers, career advice, message boards, and more.
Wall Street Journal's Career Site
Offers salary and hiring information, career columnists, job-hunting
advice, etc. for the business and industry sectors.
For women interested or working in high tech fields. Gives
members access to a job bank, international and local discussion
groups, local chapters, career advice, and more.
Provides a range of career
resources, including industry and company profiles, advice for career
changers, resources for women and minorities, etc.
Work and Career, U.S. News
Offers articles about careers, workplace trends, and general
professional development, as well as an index of past articles.