Academic Job Search Resources
Define your Path.
Individual Development Plan (IDP): The American Association for the Advancement of Science website allows for self-assessment and creating career goals specifically for PhDs in the sciences to facilitate their academic career path and reach their goals.
Build your Skills.
Search for Opportunities.
- US Institution search
- International Institutions
- Community College finder
- Academic Job Wikis
- What if I’ve never heard of this place? A 30 min search for job seekers
Create search agents on niche websites such as:
Prepare your Materials for Applications.
Prepare for Interviews.
InterviewStream is an online free for all Reynolda campus students to help you prepare for your interview.
Evaluate your Offers.
Consider your budget and where your money goes. create a free account on Cash Course using your WFU email address. On Cash Course, compare job offers and analyze where your paycheck goes. Research cost of living in your target geographic location.
Job Talk Tips.
- Choosing Your Ideal Career in Science, Bill Lindstaedt, MS
- Put Your PhD to Work: Planning for a Successful Career in Science Philip Clifford, PhD
- Your PhD and Beyond: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving Natalie Lundsteen, PhD
- Applying for a PostDoc Job: 18 tips for a successful application
- 10 Simple Rules for Selecting a Postdoctoral Position