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This is a wiki for tracking searches in various categories for academic (i.e. faculty) positions. Please post listings by subject area. Note that some areas need filling in with actual pages. 

Academic Networking and Job ResourcesEdit

Non-Academic Career ResourcesEdit

(some requests for things like this on the venting page, which would not open for editing in the javascript editor because it is a table instead of editable topics)

  • The Versatile PhD, new home of Wrk4us, an international email discussion list on nonacademic careers for people with graduate education in Humanities, Education, and Social Science disciplines.
  • Campulse, the Online Magazine for Learners and all those who seek good resources on Education, Career and Placements. 
  • National Assocation of Independent Schools website - includes a national list of teaching positions open at independent college prep schools.
  • Another idea: look at administrative positions at universities you are interested in. One of my friends moved quickly from grad student to Associate dean (in under 5 years) and he told me, "a PhD can be like a union card for many of the most powerful positions at a university." Something to consider. Plus, many schools will let you work out a joint appt (you teach maybe one course a year but have an administrative position in student advising, the graduate school, etc. )
  • The Leaving Academe forum at the Chronicle of Higher Education
  • http://www.beyondacademe.com/ is a great resource for historians or others wanting to do public history, digital humanities, etc.
  • I hope it's not a breach of protocol to mention my own blog, postacademic.org , here, but my friend and I recently started it to address life beyond academia for academics--in addition to a good dose of academia-related stuff, of course! I'm mostly discussing my experiences on the academic job market (some of which is inspired by the Wiki), while my friend is providing more of the hands-on information on how to make a transition outside of the academy. (If this is bad form, someone can go ahead and delete this link!)
  • See also the career advice columns 'Leaving Academia' and 'On the Fence' at Inside Higher Ed: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice
  • Eliza Woolf, who writes 'On the Fence' also has a related blog: http://phd-onthefence.blogspot.com
  • #alt-academy: Alternate Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars
  • Webcomic about leaving academia: Literary Emergency
  • New website aggregating advice, resources, links, and support for people who think they might need or want to leave academia: http://www.howtoleaveacademia.com. Also includes a blogroll with a ton of blogs from folks who have left.
  • "Humanities Unbound: Careers & Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track" - April 23, 2013 ·
  • Lilli Research Group (Maren Wood) offers Bootcamp for Post-Academic Job Seekers .  It's a 6 part course designed specifically for PhDs who are interested in careers beyond the professoriate. 

Humanities JournalsEdit

  • Documenting the experiences of working with academic journals in the humanities. Which journals move quickly on submission? Which journals give useful feedback? Which journals help your research reach an audience? Go to Humanities Journals Wiki to see others' experiences and add your own.

Humanities PhD ProgramsEdit

Interview experiences Edit

Application Year 2014-2015Edit

Application Year 2013-2014Edit

Application Year 2012-2013Edit

Application Year 2011-2012Edit

Application Year 2010-2011Edit

Application Year 2009-2010Edit

Dissertation Fellowships (Research, Completion, Predoctoral)Edit

Pre 2009-2010 search year Archive:Edit


Various others listed below still need formatting


Film and Media Studies Human Relations Leisure_sciences Linguistics

Mass Communications:Journ/PR/Adv Engineering, Mechanical middle_east_history Music Neuroscience Organizational development Philosophy Physical Anthropology 07-08 Link Political Science Religion social work STS/History-Philosophy-Sociology of Science Urban Studies and City Planning studio_art

Relevant ArticlesEdit

2009-2010 ArticlesEdit

[IMHO Bousquet has hit the nail on the head here, whether we like it or not.]

2011 ArticlesEdit

2012 ArticlesEdit

2013 ArticlesEdit

2014 ArticlesEdit

Comic ReliefEdit

  • Anyone looking ahead to the next job season and needing a good laugh might like to check out this MLA spoof. It's ongoing and borderline brilliant.

JobberwikiEdit

Exhaustig, as my chums from school
Did grum and gream at Em Allay:
All mopesy was the Chronicule,
But we’d been twerking all day.

“Beware the Jobberwik, my son!
Five-minute tasks shall take five days!
Beware the Letter Service! Shun
its mislaid dossiers!”

Took hours to choose our vorpal pens:
And sighned our coverlets with pride –
And threw Seevees into the breeze,
And sat awhile, and cried.

And as we kvented and kvetched
The Jobberwik, that pushy moocher,
Shtiffled past us as we retched,
And sketchered at our futures!

Oi veh! Oi veh! All night, all day
At Em Allay we groamed and grobbed –
And left half-dead, but in our heads
The slight hope we’d been jobbed.

“And shall we feed the Jobberwik?
And shall we gain or lose employ?
Regardless, shall we kill morale,
or fight despair with joy?”

Exhaustig, as my chums from school
Did grum and gream at Em Allay:
All mopesy was the Chronicule,
But we’d been twerking all day. 

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