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Academic Job Search Resources for Doctoral Students

As a graduate student, a career in academia following the completion of your degree may be your primary target.  University Career Services can work with you to prepare for the academic job market.  We also encourage all students to explore all career options including those outside academic especially in light of the current tight job market.  Review the resources available in the Career Planning Resources section to learn more about expanding your options as well as the links in the Expanded Job Search section.  For more information on how to expand your job search, meet with a career advisor.

Academic 360.com
For those seeking positions in academic institutions in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Search the Human Resources websites of more than 2,400 colleges and universities geographically or alphabetically.

Academic Careers Online (ACO)
Contains world-wide job listings in universities, community colleges, and research institutes.

Academic Employment Network
Postings of academic positions, including teaching, school administration, and other jobs in higher education

American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Includes job listings as well as general information and links to sites about careers in anthropology.

Chronicle of Higher Education Career: Careers
Contains job listings, e-mail alert services, job search articles, a discussion forum, and useful links.

Higher Ed Jobs.com
Job database focused on college and university positions.

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
Provides job listing in the humanities, social sciences, and communications.

How to Secure a Postdoc Position
Information from the University of Washington Career Center on working as a postdoctoral fellow.

The National Academies
Contains job listings in engineering, science, medicine, and social science.

PhDs.org
Contains career information and job postings for math, science, and engineering students.

PhinisheD
Contains discussion boards, links, and articles for graduate students working on dissertations.

Physics World
Lists jobs as well as company profiles.

The Riley Guide
As a compendium of sites that covers the entire career development process, the Riley Guide is a great place to start your career information search on the internet. The A-Z index on the home page can be used to get specialized job listings or career topics.

Science Careers
Contains job openings, job fair announcements and career management articles.

Career Services maintains links to websites to facilitate your academic and career planning. We are not responsible for their web content, nor do we officially endorse these sites. We urge you to use caution before purchasing any services or resources offered by these sites.

Please call 848-932-0144 or email careerservices@echo.rutgers.edu for technical support with any University Career Services online resources