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Job Search Web Resources

The following websites and print materials may be helpful in identifying academic positions and in preparing for your academic job search. Also be sure to take advantage of any list serves that may be offered by your professional organizations in your discipline.


Chronicle of Higher Education website: http://Chronicle.com/jobs/tools/

Website listing jobs in higher education: http://www.higheredjobs.com/

Website listing post-docs and non-academia, as well as academic positions: http://jobs.phds.org/

The University of Minnesota website describing the job search process: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/tutorials/jobsearch/index.html

The University of California Berkley website with materials related to the job search process: https://career.berkeley.edu/phds/PhDAcademic.stm


Vick, J. M., Furlong, J. S., & Heiberger, M. M. (2008). The Academic Job Search Handbook (4th ed.). Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press.



AERA has a section on their website dedicated to employment which has resources for both employers and persons seeking employment. There is an Online Job Board to search for employment.

Education job resources- http://www.aera.net/employment/Default.aspx?id=56

Library education job resources- http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=55588&orgId=ali



Engineerjobs, the engineering job source, provides fast-loading and easily accessible job listings for engineers and technical professionals. You can browse or search engineering and technical jobs from all over the United States.


Search from 1000's of Engineering Jobs. Register your CV to gain exposure to the UK's most active Engineering Industry Recruiters. Offers additional links to Defense, Aviation, and Construction related jobs in the UK


English and Foreign Languages

Modern Language Association geared mostly for jobs in English and Foreign Languages:



Social Sciences


The American Psychology Association's Psych Careers page has interview and job talk tips and dos and don't for giving a job talk. There is also a link to the Preparing Future Faculty home page.


The Association for Psychological Sciences Employment Network lists academic positions in all areas of psychology.


Physics Today Career Network


The Physics Today Career Network is considered by recruiters worldwide as the best resource - either in print or online - for posting open positions. This highly regarded, comprehensive classified section reaches more than 120,000 physicists, engineers and other scientists in a broad range of sectors from academia to industry to government and nonprofit organizations. Physics Today offers advertisers unmatched exposure and the best buy for their advertising dollar.

Jobs in Physics, Astronomy, and Other Fields


This website has over 100 links to a variety of physics, astronomy, mathematics, and engineering related job sites.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Job Site


This website offers helpful hints on developing an effective resume or CV and cover letter.

Science, Math, and Engineering Career Resources


Information for scientists and would-be scientists at all levels. This includes jobs searches, career guides, and many related articles for both academic and industrial careers.