PHD CAREER RESOURCES

(Academic and Post-Ac)*

Where to Look

Chronicle of Higher Education

Inside Higher Education

Higher Ed Jobs

Times Higher Education

Community College Jobs
Academic Wiki (make sure you’re looking at the current year)

Academic Jobs Online

MLA Job List

H-Net

Academic Gates (international searches)

Versatile PhD (alt-ac)

Chronicle Job Tracker

National Council on Public History

University Affairs (Canada)

Career Preparation and Planning

Karen Kelsky, The Professor Is In

Gregory Semenza, Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

The Professor Is In Podcast

The Professor Is In Website and Blog

You on the Market

MLA Career Resources

Imagine PhD (career planning)

Versatile PhD (alt-ac career planning)

Building an Academic Website

Job Search Tracking Template

#Alt-Academy

Columbia University Center for Career Education

Beyond Professoriate

AHA Career Diversity for Historians

From PhD to Life

Beyond Academia Podcast

Courses and Consulting Services

The Professor Is In (offers webinars, coaching, and consulting)

Beyond Professoriate (offers courses, coaching, workshops, consulting, and webinars)

Advice, Columns, Essays, Books, Podcasts
Inside Higher Ed and Chronicle of Higher Ed Advice Columns
Ivory Tower in the Rearview Mirror: Post-Ac Column
Beyond Prof's Blog on Job Searching During Covid
How to Keep Your Options Open
Applying your PhD Knowledge
What to Do If You Didn't Get the Job (Or the Other Thing You Thought Your Future Depended On), Professor Is In Podcast, Episodes 8 & 9 
Why you need a Five Year Plan, Podcast

What is Your Five Year Plan?

PhDs Do Have Transferrable Skills (2 parts)

Academics on the Market or Advisors of Grad Students Who Might Be Thusly Engaged

How to Fail on the Academic Job Market

The Professor Is in: A First-Timer on the Job Market?

The Job Market: Picking Apart Your Application

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Why You Weren’t Picked

Becoming an Assistant Professor

How to Land a Community College Job

Martha Beck, Finding Your Own North Star

Susan Basall and Maggie Debelius, So, What Are You Going To Do With That? 

Anthony Grafton and Garrett Sullivan, How to Build a Life in the Humanities: Meditations on the Work-Life Balance

Interviewing

Peter Guardino's List of Every Interview Question Ever Asked

Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview 

You on the Market: Interviewing Guides

You on the Market: Campus Visits

Making the Most of a Skype Interview

The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Graduate Student

Academic Job Interview: Tips to Prepare

How to Use Zoom

CVs and Cover Letters

How to Write a CV for the Academic Job Market

Dr. Karen’s Rules of the Academic CV

Academic CVs: 10 Irritating Mistakes

Why Your Job Cover Letter Sucks (and what you can do to fix it)

Those 12 Sentences: Evaluating Cover Letter Advice

The Teaching-Centric Letter

How To Tailor a Job Letter (Without Flattering, Pandering, or Begging)

Keys to the Cover Letter

Teaching Documents

How to Make Your Teaching More Engaging

What is Evidence of Teaching Excellence?

What’s Your Philosophy on Teaching, and Why does it Matter?

Columbia’s Guide to the Teaching Statement

The Weepy Teaching Statement: Just Say No

The Dreaded Teaching Statement: 8 Pitfalls

DIY Syllabus: What Goes into a Syllabus

Research, Teaching, and Researching Teachers

Yale Career Center’s What’s Your Teaching Philosophy?

Mental Health

Planning in to the Void, Prof is In Podcast, Episode 24

(Non)Productivity in the Apocalypse, Prof is In Podcast, Episode 12

Calming vs. Numbing, Prof is In Podcast, Episode 19

The Radical Politics of Self-Love and Self-Care

How to Bounce Back From Rejection

10 Tips for Thriving, Not Just Surviving in Graduate School

Academia is Built on Exploitation. We Must Break this Vicious Cycle

Mental Health in Academia is Often a Forgotten Footnote

Academic Mental Health Collective

Stressed, Depressed, and Unexpressed

More Academics and Students have Mental Health Issues than Ever Before

STATE OF THE JOB MARKET and ACADEMIA

Diverse Latino Issues in Higher Ed 

Inside Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education

#BlackintheIvory

The Professor is In Blog and Podcast

Articles and Essays

How Higher Ed Can Stop Affirmative Action for Rich White People (2020)

House of Cards: Can the American university be saved? (2020)

Higher Ed in Crisis, The Dig Podcast (2020)

Graduate Studies and Campus Closures (2020)
Extinction Event (2020) 
You Can't Kill it With Kindness (2020)

That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief (2020)

Job Market Collapse, Professor is In Podcast, Episode 17 (2020)
Adjuncting is Bad, Professor is In Podcast, Episode 7 (2020)

What is College Worth? (2020)

Stranded on the Job Market? (2020)

Mass Exodus (2020)

For Would-Be Academics, Now Is the Time to Get Serious About Plan B (2020)

Survey of Earned Doctorates

The Bleak Job Landscape of Adjunctopia for Ph.D.s (2020)

The University is a Ticking Time Bomb (2019)

How Millenials Became the Burnout Generation (2019)

The Death of an Adjunct (2019)

Job Satisfaction Humanities Ph.D. Recipients (2018)

Are You in a BS Job? In Academe, You’re Hardly Alone (2018)

The Humanities Are in Crisis (2018)

Job Market Arrogance (2018)

Enough of Exploiting Academics (2017)

The Credibility Gap in Academe (2017)

Fixing Our Job-Market Problem (2017)

The Shrinking PhD Job Market (2017)

The Academic Job Market is Tottering, But Nobody’s Telling Graduate Students  (2016)

The Troubled Academic Job Market for History (2016)

The Shrinking Ph.D. Job Market (2016)

The Ever-Tightening Job Market for PhDs (2016)

The Job Market for Academics Is Still Terrifying (2015)

Observations from the Academic Job Market (2016)

Being a Black Academic in America

Ph.D. Attrition, How Much is Too Much? (2013)

The Long Haul Degree (2010)

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