Careers in Academia

The academic job search is generally a structured process, with commonalities between different disciplines. With that said, we recommend talking with your advisors, professors, and alumni from your department about the application process. The links below are resources that can help you get started.



Job Search Links is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to 3,112 faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions. aims to help teaching professionals, as well as the administrators of primary schools, secondary schools and universities. Jobseekers will also gain access to various K-12 jobs offered in the education industry. is the premier source for academic employment. Our 18 discipline-focused sites offer comprehensive information about faculty, educational resources, research interests, and professional activities pertinent to institutions of higher education.

Academic Jobs Wiki is a wiki for tracking searches in various categories for academic (i.e. faculty) positions. Please post listings by subject area. Note that some areas need filling in with actual pages.

Academic Positions EU provides job seekers with a wealth of jobs from academic institutions, especially academic, scientific and research job opportunities.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students.

California Community Colleges Registry is a web site that provides a number of services for individuals seeking employment as a faculty, support staff or manager at a California Community College.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the number 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

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.

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.

The H-Net Job Guide is one of H-Net's most visible resources. The Job Guide posts academic position announcements in History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition, and serves a broad audience of administrators, faculty members, archivists, librarians, and other professionals in the humanities and social sciences.

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.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity Career Center is the premiere higher education online diversity job board connecting highly qualified job seekers and sought-after employers who understand the value of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 90,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Careers lets you search through a collection of scientific job vacancies.

ResearchGate is built by scientists, for scientists. Our mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all. Find the right job using our research-focused job board.

Research in Germany: Are you looking for an academic or research-related job? Do you wish to advance your scientific career in Germany? Then this section of our website is the perfect place to start! Here we provide you with useful links so you can start your search for an academic, research or science job in Germany.

Scholarly Societies Project facilitates online access to information about scholarly societies across the world since 1994!

The 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. These advanced degree opportunities range from graduate fellowships and research internships that graduate students can apply to directly to funding opportunities for academic institutions to establish innovative graduate training programs.

Check out of list of Think Tank job opportunities.

Times Higher Education Supplement provides global higher education coverage. Find world university rankings, news, opinions, features and book reviews.

UniJobs helps you search for your next job from 1352 live vacancies, or upload your CV now and let recruiters find you.

Working at UC means being part of this vibrant institution that shines a light on what is possible. provides an easy and effective way for college students, graduates, and other job seekers to find the right career whether in academic or other sectors. Job seekers are encouraged to use our free service to post their resumes.

Only Vitae offers membership in a growing community of academics; a free dossier service to manage your job search; the best connections for finding your next job or your next candidate; and an ideal place to spotlight your life’s work. Create an account to join Vitae today.

Additional Resouces

Academics use to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow.
The Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education is a great way of tracking classification data for univeristies you may be interested in.
PhD' has created profiles of over 4900 doctoral programs across 59 fields to help you evaluate and decide on a school to attend.
ResearchGate is built by scientists for scientists to help connect the world of science and make research open to all.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Search
GRAPES can help you search for awards from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards. Free-to-search for applicants to any graduate program, to graduate students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and to postdoc scholars.
GSAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Database Search helps you search for specific postdoctoral fellowships based on your selected criteria. is a niche marketing site with a diverse readership. The Job listings page has a complete roster of institutions who are reaching out to expand the diversity of their candidate applicant pools for professional/faculty or graduate/postdoc positions.
The National Postdoctoral Association is not a job board but rather is intended to provide links to special opportunities, such as prizes, awards, and professional development workshops.
Pivot™ answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues.® (or is the first niche recruiting channel to bring together recent Ph.D.s, professors, research institutions and other employers to find a good match. provides an easy and effective way for college students, graduates, and other job seekers to find the right career whether in academic or other sectors. Job seekers are encouraged to use our free service to post their resumes.