Resources for Planning Your Academic Career

The following are links to useful resources for job seekers in Academia. These resources are particularly useful for graduate students looking for their first higher education job. does not have any control of and does not assume any responsibility for their contents.

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Resources for Planning Your Academic Career

Collaborative Organizations

Southern California HERC
The Southern California HERC supports the efforts of each of its member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff through the sharing of information and resources.

Wandering Educators is a global community of educators, sharing travel experiences.

Advice on Preparation of the Vitae and Cover Letter

Resumes are often times the first means of communication between a candidate and an employer. A structured and complete resume is essential.

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Purdue University

MIT - What is a CV?
MIT Global Education & Career Development Center

Getting an Academic Job
(by Prof. Ernst at MIT)

Academic Job Application Checklist
(by Prof. Corbin, University of Maryland, College Park)

Academic Position Interview Preparation Guide

Job interviews are never easy and always carry a lot of stress. Preparing for an interview is the only way to ease your nerves and present yourself as the best choice for the job. Here are some suggestions on how to accomplish that.

Some Typical Academic Interview Questions
(by Carol Ormand)

Surviving the Academic Interview: Tips and Suggestions
(by The Eternal Postdoc)

Tips for the academic interview (a video)

Academic Job Interview Advice
(by Prof. Corbin, University of Maryland, College Park)

Networking on the Network: A Guide to Professional Skills for PhD Students
(by Prof. Agre, UCLA)

Questions One Should Be Prepared to Answer on Job Interview (for academic positions)
(by Prof. Corbin, University of Maryland, College Park)

Academic Job Interview - Tips and Advice
About Inc.

How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

A list of references useful in seeking an academic jobs - (more targeted for women)
(from the University of Maryland)

Tips for the Academic Job Market

Getting a job can be challenging. There are certain guidelines you should consider to help increase your chances of landing a job.

Tips for Succeeding in the Academic Job Market
(by Allyson Field)

Tips on negotiating your first academic job
(by Leigh Thompson)

Tips For Your Facebook Account

As social media continues to grow, its impact on the applicant review process grows. Having a presentable Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages communicates to an employer what type of person you will be in representing their company.

SocioClean: Scrubbing Your Social Media Presence Of Scandal
Huffington Post

Make Sure Your Facebook Profile Doesn't Lose You A Job
Dumb Little Man

Yet Another Reason to Clean Up Your Facebook Profile
(by Lindsey Pollak)

Can't get a job? Clean up your Facebook profile
Adzuna Blog

A Good Research Presentation

Effective Presentation
(by Jeff Radel, University of Kansas)

How to Communicate Effectively

The Job Talk
(by Prof. Axelrod, University of Michigan)

Surveys and Data on Academic Jobs

Science and Engineering workforce

The Academic Doctoral Science and Engineering Workforce

Ph.D. Programs and Ethnicity

Women Students & Faculty

Early Employment of Ph.D.s

Faculty Compensation Survey

Detailed data on faculty staffing and salaries

Cost of Living Data
Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]

What to Expect in An Academic Position

A Professorship in Your Future?
(by Professor Olery, University of Maryland)

Emerging and Future Faculty Roles
(by Preparing Future Faculty Organization)

Teachers ( post secondary ) Occupational Outlook Handbook
State Labor Department

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
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