This post continues our series by a onetime academic job seeker, now academic-at-large.
It’s been a few years since we first rounded up our recommendations of academic job boards for active searchers–and a few years more since we updated that list. Time flies when the Internet is innovating! Our previous suggestions are still golden, but we thought we’d add a few, just in case one of these turns out to be the place where you find your next position.
Econjobs.com: For economists looking for jobs inside and outside of academia, this specialized academic job board is a gold mine. One helpful feature is a widget that allows you to see which jobs are trending on the board; which are popular; and which have deadlines close to the day you’re looking. Another is the ability to program alerts to let you know when certain types of jobs are posted.
UniversityPositions: This EU-specific academic job board allows people who plan to work in the European Union to narrow their searches down efficiently. The site offers a newsletter–an easy way to keep track of updates without visiting again and again.
EducationJobSite: If you are thinking of going into K-12 education after graduate school, this job board aggregates ads for you, from schools across the United States, and is a good way of figuring out what might be available in a given area.
AirJobs.com: If you are interested in parlaying your hard-won research skills and trying for a job in the field of institutional research, this job board is for you. A bonus is the depth of information on the website, beyond the academic job board, about what “institutional research” means within higher ed, and what the field offers.
AcademicPositions.com: One more academic job board that’s general and broad, to add to this list of niche candidates, is AcademicPositions.com, which does offer some humanities jobs but seems especially rich in STEM fields. The site pulls from higher-ed job listings worldwide.
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