Career Resources

Below are links to a variety of resources describing and offering advice regarding the process of searching for and getting an academic job.

You may also want to consult these resources elsewhere on the web:
The Higher Education Resource Hub includes a list of useful links to job listings.

The web site of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) features an extensive Job Search Handbook with “tips and techniques for aspiring faculty.”

A book that contains very useful guidance on all aspects of the job hunt, including writing cover letters and what to expect during the interview process is The Academic Job Search Handbook (2001) by Mary Morris Heiberger and Julia Miller Vick (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press).

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s online Career Network contains many useful resources, including job listings, career advice, and stories and data about academic and nonacademic employment trends.

The Academic Jobs Wiki is a place to track the progress of faculty searches in various categories including Communication and Media Studies (e.g., for 2010-2011).