Hope to obtain a faculty position? The academic job-hunting season is just around the corner. Are you ready? The first step in securing an academic position is finding available openings. Where do you look? How do you locate positions?
The academic job market is highly specialized, so you're unlikely to come across advertisements for faculty positions in your local paper. Instead, peruse the monthly newsletters of associations and organizations in your discipline. The Internet offers a wealth of resources for the academic job hunter. Check out these sources for the first word on faculty job openings.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Make the Chronicle the first stop on your tour of sites with job postings. Visit regularly as the job listings in all academic disciplines are updated each Friday.
New Scientist Jobs Database
From the New Scientist Magazine, covering positions in the UK
Academic Careers Online
A global database of career opportunities in education and academia - from kindergarten through college.
This website provides current job listings of post-docs, faculty jobs and other full-time jobs.
Formerly known as Jobs in Higher Education, this website lists positions in all disciplines around the world.
Adjunct Advocate Job List
Lists a wide range of job postings within higher education.
American Association of Community Colleges Careerline
Academic positionsin 2-year community colleges.
American Psychological Association
A large collection of academic jobs related to psychology and organized by state or country.
Search for a faculty or staff position by category (e.g. administrative, executive, faculty, etc.), location, and keyword.
H-Net Job Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Search for academic opportunities in history, the humanities, social sciences, rhetoric, and communications.
The employment section of the American Psychological Society Web site enables browsing and searching.
Academic Position Network
Daily updates for faculty, administrative, and staff positions at institutions of higher education.
American Statistical Association Listings
Positions for statisticians.