Careers Beyond Academia

If you are interested in applying for non-academic positions, know that there is no window of time when such jobs are posted. You need to be looking all year to determine what jobs are available. There are several non-academic job articles at "Inside Higher Ed" to help you get started, you might begin with How to Do the Search (link is external).

General Websites/Search Engines

Academic360 is a meta-collection of resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter.

JOE (Job Openings for Economists) is now the JOE Network… targeted to the comprehensive needs of all participants in the annual economics job market cycle. Take advantage of JOE features to maximize job opportunities and automate the hiring process for everyone involved.

California City Colleges provides a number of services for individuals seeking employment as a faculty, support staff or manager at a California Community College.

California State University offers competitive compensation and benefits, a supportive environment, and the opportunity to advance.

Career Alternatives for Art Historians provides a compiled list of opportunities for those seeking to new careers.

Careers for Psychologists provides a relatively small sampling of an infinite number of careers that are possible — those who have "taken a different path" relate their own experiences of how they got to where they are now and the valuable lessons they learned along the way to employment "beyond the lab."

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is the top choice for independent schools seeking to work with an educational recruiting firm.

Chronicle of Higher Education provides news articles. Job search in vitae.

With career opportunities for all levels, Comprehensive Environmental Inc. offers a host of options for experienced professionals already established in their field to recent graduates eager to learn and be challenged in a mentoring based environment.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute internship program gives interested students and recent college graduates the opportunity to learn about and promote the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. We pair interns with members of CEI’s staff for a direct mentorship experience.

Connected Academics will help prepare doctoral students—already well trained for postsecondary faculty positions—to use their humanistic training in a broader range of occupations than doctoral programs have, up to now, characteristically acknowledged and honored.

EDJOIN is the number one education job site. Find your next great job today.

Glassdoor holds a growing database of millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.

GoinGlobal is committed to providing "grassroots intelligence" through our team of in-country researchers. These individuals are in place around the world to monitor and update the career information and resources that we deliver to you.

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is an interdisciplinary community of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists that are changing the way we teach and learn.

HERC is the only non-profit organization devoted to connecting exceptional professionals with careers at higher education and affiliated employers that have a shared mission to promote equity and inclusion, support dual-career couples and create a future shaped by diversity of thought and perspectives.

HigherEdJobs is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. More colleges and universities trust HigherEdJobs to recruit faculty and administrators than any other source. Each month our site is visited by more than one million higher education professionals who rely not only on our comprehensive list of jobs, but also on our news and career advice.

Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration.

Indeed helps you search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. Whether you're an adjunct or a vice president, a grad student or an eminence grise, we've got what you need to thrive in your job or find a better one: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article, practical career columns, and a powerful suite of tools to help higher education professionals get jobs and colleges identify and hire employees.

Modern Language Association is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and serves as a clearinghouse for professional resources for teachers and scholars.

The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits.

National Laboratories and Technology Centers offers an unequalled variety of opportunities for individuals in a wide range of professional disciplines: from science and engineering to business and program analysis.

With more than 100,000 visitors viewing hundreds of job postings a month, Work for Good is the go-to job site for people looking start a career, make a switch or move up the ladder in a mission-oriented organization.

Omniglot is an encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. You can use it to learn about languages, to learn alphabets and other writing systems, and to learn phrases in many languages.

PublicServiceCareers.org is the most authoritative and widely used website for finding jobs, career advice, and information on degrees in public service and public affairs.

Resume Builder provides you with tips on resume building and the career searching process.

Explore millions of jobs with just one search with Simply Hired.

SHRM provides news, educational workshops and conferences, online resources, a monthly magazine, research, social networking opportunities, advocacy, and other resources for HR professionals.

Teach for America works to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.

The Academe seeks to educate historians about their options outside of academe. Beyond Academe also provides detailed assistance to historians who are looking for jobs outside of the academy and it seeks to encourage all historians to participate in the public sphere.

The University of California has a wide variety of job opportunities with excellent benefits.

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.  The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides a list of additional resources for finding jobs. These are broken down by field.

Sciences, Engineering & Computer Science

The American Association for Advancement of Science seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."
Representing the world's largest, most prestigious scientific organization of the American Chemical Society, C&EN and C&ENjobs are where today's brightest minds go to enrich their careers, and where smart companies turn for the talent to drive innovation, growth, and gain a keen competitive advantage.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry.

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is the resource for professional medical communicators, promoting excellence in medical communication and providing educational resources in support of that goal.

Angel List can help you apply privately to 59,706 startup jobs with one application. No middlemen.  See salary and equity upfront.

Bio Careers® is the first and only career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life science PhDs and MDs. The service provides online career resources and job postings to post-graduate and alumni candidates, and recruitment services to employers.
Biology Jobs .com was created as a targeted resource for job seekers and employers in Life Science. Biology jobs are divided into categories in their database.
The BioScience Forum (BioSF) conducts educational activities relating to the life sciences, including biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacology, biology, genetics and bioinformatics.
California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are committed to promoting the responsible application of science and technology to inform public policy decisions in the State of California
The Center for Disease Control works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.
With career opportunities for all levels, CEI offers a host of options for experienced professionals already established in their field to recent graduates eager to learn and be challenged in a mentoring based environment.

Dice is organizing the world’s talent by providing specialized insights and relevant connections tailored to specific professions and industries.

IEEE Members rely on our services to connect with technology employers and obtain the latest career-related information and resources to help them advance their careers.
edie.net has been the market-leading information resource driving sustainability in business for nearly 20 years.
E Jobs links to environmental opportunities in the USA and Canada.
Visit Environmental Career Opportunities to find environmental jobs you can apply for right now.
Check out the EPA for government jobs in a variety of environmental sectors.
EnvironmentalScience.org's mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.
GreenJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the green industry sector.

Green Dream Jobs is home for green jobs: renewable and clean energy jobs (solar, wind jobs), green building jobs, organic jobs, and all environmental and sustainable jobs.

IEMA is the worldwide alliance of environment and sustainability professionals, transforming the world to sustainability.
MaterialsJobs has an extensive list of jobs related to materials science engineering, metallurgy and polymers.
Naturejobsdelivers a pick of the latest career articles, science jobs and employment news as well as keeping you up to date with Naturejobs announcements and career fairs.
New Scientist Jobs is your online resource for the best jobs, careers advice and candidates in STEM.
DOC is a database listing innovative careers for scientists and doctors.
Thousands of job opportunities from around the world and free career development tools and resources make Science Careers a one-stop site for scientists looking to advance their careers.
ScienceJobs.Org is the premier job site for recruiting the top scientists. To reach the maximum number of qualified candidates, all science job ads will be advertised on our job site network.
SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.
The STEMGradStudents.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for graduate students and graduate study programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) areas.
The Wildlife Trusts recognizes how important nature is in all aspects of our daily lives and believe it should be at the heart of our society. To achieve this we stand up and work for nature on all fronts.
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.  The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

Humanities & Social Science

Academic360 is a meta-collection of resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter.
ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 74 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.
#Alt-Academy takes a grass-roots, bottom-up, publish-then-filter approach to community-building and networked scholarly communication around the theme of unconventional or alternative careers for people with academic training.
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
With about 400 members, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the largest trade organization representing commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies.
AAUP promotes the work and influence of university presses, provides cooperative marketing opportunities, and helps its 130+ member presses fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society.
BOOKJOBS.COM was created to aid in the recruiting of the best and the brightest college graduates around the countrygraduates from all ethnic and social backgrounds and all areas of study.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a database that can help you find your next non-profit job.
Case Interview offers a free 6 hour case interview training videos and the case interview secrets.
EDJOIN is the number one education job site. Find your next great job today.
Guru lets you search for services being offered by freelancers that match your needs.
HERC is the only non-profit organization devoted to connecting exceptional professionals with careers at higher education and affiliated employers that have a shared mission to promote equity and inclusion, support dual-career couples and create a future shaped by diversity of thought and perspectives.
HigherEdJobs is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. More colleges and universities trust HigherEdJobs to recruit faculty and administrators than any other source.

Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration.

The Massachusetts Foreign Language Association is non-profit service organization committed to the professional growth of its members and to the promotion of quality teaching and learning and cultures from kindergarten through the college level and beyond.

Modern Language Association is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and serves as a clearinghouse for professional resources for teachers and scholars.
Mediabistro is the premier media job listings site and career destination for savvy media professionals.
MusicalChairs provides an exciting overview for classical music job vacancies world wide.
NAIS Connect is an online community platform that helps you keep in touch with your colleagues.
The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits.
National Laboratories and Technology Centers offers an unequalled variety of opportunities for individuals in a wide range of professional disciplines: from science and engineering to business and program analysis.
NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks (NWDTT) provides a systematic introduction to the world's most prominent and innovative public policy research institutes, better known as think tanks.

Omniglot is an encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. You can use it to learn about languages, to learn alphabets and other writing systems, and to learn phrases in many languages.
PW's Job Zone is the leading job listing site of the publishing industry.
TESOL's members are located in all parts of the world and work in a variety of educational and research settings.
Think Tanks is an online resource for job opportunities in think tanks.

Mathematics & Statistics & Physics

Jobs and resumes posted on the American Physical Society Career Center will also appear on our Network Affiliate web sites (Physics Today Career Network, American Association of Physics Teachers, and the AVS-Science and Technology Society).

Use Careers-in-Finance to explore job options and opportunities for money management, investment banking, insurance and other related areas.

Created in 1997 by Jennifer Hodgdon, Physics Ph.D. graduate of Cornell University. This site provides information on alternative careers; tips on finding potential employers; writing a resume; interviewing; a question-and-answer page with replies to readers’general questions; and links to other employment resources.

The Mathematical Sciences Career Information Project lists real-world applications for various mathematical specialties and data on the educational and employment characteristics of mathematics graduate students. Though dated, this site provides an interesting overview of how a mathematics background can be utilized in both the public and private sectors.

The National Security Agency employs a large number of mathematicians. Check out the N.S.A.'s mathematics and educational opportunities section.

In addition to its standard career information with discussion boards, social media outlets, and free podcasts of interviews with PhDs talking about their career paths and offering advice for soon-to-be and newly-minted PhDs, the PhD Career Guide has a robust job board.

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.

Search the last 4 weeks of Science magazine's classified and recruitment ads, add your CV or resume to the database; advertises many biological and biomedical U.S. postdoc, faculty, and professional positions and many high-profile international jobs.

Whether you are a student considering a career in mathematics, or an established mathematician, you will find the job-search and career information resources in this section invaluable.

The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is an excellent resource center for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and medicine. Check out the Biology section, or the Chemistry section, or the Geosciences section (specific to each major).

Other Resources

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