Discipline-Specific Job Search Resources

Arts & Humanities Professional Societies

  • Art & Art History – College Art Association, includes CV guides and samples and job search engine
  • Classics – American Philological Association Job Placement site, includes advice and job listings, as well as secondary language teacher positions
  • Dance – American Alliance for health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, includes academic and non-academic job search engine
  • Drama/Theatre – California Educational Theatre Organization has a job search page
  • East Asian Studies – Association for Asian Studies, currently restricted to AAS members, they are working on career advice portion
  • English – MLA Job Information List, search engine only, access restricted to members or students in departments that are members. The MLA Guide to the Job Search: A Handbook for Departments and for Ph.D.s and Ph.D. Candidates in English and Foreign Languages. New York: MLA, 1997.
  • Film & Media Studies – Society for Cinema and media Studies, Membership or institutional membership required, contact department to check, Job List
  • French & Italian – American Association for Applied Linguistics, lists some academic jobs for various foreign language faculty. Also check MLA
  • German – American Association of Teachers of German, database of available teaching jobs. Also examine MLA and aaal.org
  • History, Humanities, Social Sciences and Rhetoric and Composition – Has academic job listings for all fileds listed.
  • History – American Historical Association Job Search site, members only.
  • Linguists – Website providing for non-academic careers for linguists and foreign language speakers, includes specific job links and model resumes
  • Music – American Musicological Society webpage describing listserve where academic jobs are posted
  • Philosophy – American Philosophical Association Job Search database, restricted to members only
  • Spanish and Portuguese – Job listing academic and teaching positions, costs $100 to post job openings, may have better luck with Chronicle
  • Studio Art – College Art Association, includes CV guides and samples and job search engine
  • Women’s Studies – National Women’s Studies Association job listings

Social Sciences, Social Ecology, Education

  • Anthropology – American Anthropological Association job search engine both nonacademic and academic, good links at the bottom of the page
  • Chicana/Chicano and Latin Studies – National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, jobs listed on front page
  • Criminology – American Society of Criminology, Academic Job Search listing
  • Economics – American Economic Association job search website with outstanding guide for the academic job market
  • Statistics – The American Statistical Association. Job board is open to members only, membership fee is $25
  • Southern California Chapter – of the American Statistical Association. Small job board, membership fee is only $6 for students
  • Education – American Education Research Association
  • Environmental Health – National Environmental Health Association, job listings
  • Planning, Policy and Design – American Planning Association, job search, includes information about evaluating careers in planning
  • CA Planning, Policy and Design – California Chapter of the American Planning Accociation
  • Political Science – American Political Science Association, tips on job search and applying (Job search page)
  • Psychology – American Psychological Association job site, includes CV dos and don’ts, interview tips, surviving grad school, AND N/A job options, though no listings
  • Sociology – American Sociological Association Job Search, restricted to members

Technical, Physical, Biological Sciences, Engineering and ICS Professional Societies

  • Biomedical Engineering – Links to job postings
  • Cell Biology – American Society for Cell Biology, includes downloadable guides for research and teaching jobs, job search board
  • Chemical Engineers – American Institute of Chemical Engineers, tips available to members only
  • Chemistry – Career Resources (Job Search Page)
  • Civil Engineers – American Society of Civil Engineers, includes academic and non-academic, internships. Job Search and Career Development tips provided to members only
  • Earth Systems Science – American Geological Institute, includes career opportunities, job listings
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Biology – Ecological Society of America, job postings, internships and searchable job forum
  • Electrical Engineering – IEEE outstanding career development resources, job listings
  • Information & Computer Science – Computing Research Association, Job list
  • Mathematics – American Mathematical Society, job search and great advice for new PhDs, includes academic and non-academic job ideas
  • Materials Science – The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, job postings, mostly academic
  • Mechanical Engineers – American Society of Mechanical Engineers, great non-academic and academic job search engine, general advice on resume and industry jobs, networking etc.
  • Microbiology – American Society of Microbiologists, great job search engine and articles, also includes postdoc links and some general career development resources
  • Molecular Biology – American Society for Biochemistry and Microbiology, job listings
  • Neurology – American Neurological Association Academic Job Postings
  • Pharmacology – American Pharmacists Association, job search page
  • Physics – American Physical Society Search engine and Professional development page, including good .pdf file on preparing for professional position
  • Physiology and BioPhysics – American Physiological Society Job Search page