Below are links to a variety of resources describing and offering advice regarding the process of searching for and getting an academic job.
- A timeline of the typical academic job search process
- A list of questions job candidates may be asked during the interview process
- A list of criteria to use in evaluating an academic job
- Advice on the academic job search from scholar and mentor Steven Chaffee
- An online ‘Job Hunt Forum’ from Comserve/SCA (now NCA) (.pdf)
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.