Finding the Right Job in Academia
Academics struggle with finding jobs that are both rewarding and pay a reasonable salary. Advancement may require gaining additional experience teaching on sabbatical either in the United States or abroad. Sometimes, it means taking a full-time position at a new college or university altogether.
We have compiled a short list of websites that offer job searches geared strictly for academics. If you are in need of a change, check these sites out.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is one of the most wide-ranging sites available for college educators. Not only does it provide job search, but also offers a variety of news, articles, commentary, forums and advice. Its’ job search is free, however there is a fee to subscribe for weekly delivery electronically or to your mailbox.
Inside Higher Ed
The Inside Higher Ed career portal has some very useful advanced functions, such as searching for dual careers and setting up a job alert. They also have a number of blog posts and career advice columns in addition to their powerful job search engine. Registration is free and unlocks extra tools including email alerts when positions of interest are posted, saving frequent job searches, uploading your resumè and more.
Insight Into Diversity
The Academic Careers website not only has faculty and teacher assignments for viewing, but also research, postdoctoral, adjunct, library and administrative possibilities. The site is worldwide with an emphasis on the U.S., Asia, and Europe. There is no fee to search the job listings but you must register with the site if you wish to submit a resume. There is a fee to post an available job.
For those in k-12 education who want to stay primarily in the United States, k12JobSpot.com (formerly Teachers Teachers) is the site for you. It is free to join and offers a recruitment service for teaching, administrative and related education careers. Job seekers can post an application, create, attach and send cover letters and track their job searches.
Education America has listings in North America for both college level and K-12 educators. Their Resource Centers are complete with information about state certifications, salaries, resume and cover letter writing, professional development, networking, and job fairs. This site is also free for users. It has a link to The International Educator (TIE) which features teaching jobs abroad, primarily teaching English. TIE charges a nominal annual membership fee.
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