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Master's and Ph.D. students, and Postdoctoral scholars

Academic Job Search Sites

The most efficient way to conduct an academic job search is to become a member of the scholarly society or societies in your discipline. Most organizations maintain a webpage or send out publications with academic listings.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is another excellent source of these listings, although it is likely that many disciplines rely more on their own scholarly society publications to list ads in order to hit their target audience.

A more time-consuming and less efficient way to search for these positions is to visit each college's or university's website individually. We have included links to some of these for those prefer to use this search method.

The most effective way to find a postdoctoral position is through contacting faculty and research groups whose interests match your own. There are some online sites that list available postdoc positions, which we list below, but these should be used in conjunction with direct networking. Social science and humanities postdoctoral positions are often listed with other academic positions, but they can be difficult to locate, so networking is also crucial for finding and securing these positions.

To make an appointment to meet with one of our career coordinators, please email or call 752-2855.

Useful Links:

The Chronicle of Higher Education - an excellent source of academic listings and easy to use.

Inside Higher Ed Contains a job board for faculty positions and articles relating to academic careers.

College Search Database - allows you to search for information about higher education institutions such as size, surrounding community etc.
listings of academic, staff and executive positions in higher education; also can search by regions including Northern California. includes faculty and administrative positions; good source for community college, PT-adjunct positions.

National Job Bank - Containts listings for Extension, outreach, research, and higher education positions.

Modern Language Association for language and literature majors.

California State University system-wide website with links to faculty employment opportunities at the various campuses.

University of California Faculty Position Pages

Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced
Riverside San Diego San Francisco Santa Barbara Santa Cruz

College Atlas Helpful for identifying institutions of higher education in various geographic locations.

Academic360 Meta-site containing academic positions worldwide. Not limited to academia, but has faculty and postdoc positions listed.

University Job Bank another meta-site that contains listings for academic positions.

H-Net Careers in History, Social Sciences and Rhetoric.

Women in Higher Education Contains listings for institutions seeking to target women for their faculty positions.

Affirmative Action Registry Faculty and administrative positions in academic institutions seeking minority candidates.

Community College Positions:

California Community Colleges - The Registry - a state-wide job listings for the community colleges. Be aware that not all campuses use this service. You may want to check individual campuses in addition to this site.

Webpages for California Community Colleges Contains links to California Community Colleges and District's webpages.

Map of Community Colleges in the State of California [pdf format] from the Registry website.

American Association of Community Colleges Job listings and information about community colleges nationwide. Click on "Career Center" in the menu to access job listings.

U.S. Community Colleges by State UT Austin's comprehensive listing of community colleges nationwide.

Academic Employment Network contains some community college listings but be prepared to wade through quite a few K-12 and staff positions.

International Academic Positions: United Kingdom Australia Australia general job site with academic listings. South Africa general job site with academic listings.
Europe general job site with academic and research listings. UK academic and academic administrative and general listings.

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions: Excellent source of job listings for postdoc positions in all disciplines.

UCD Postdoc Positions this new listing service is maintained by the UCD Office of Graduate Studies.  Contains postdoctoral scholar positions on the UCD campus and surrounding facilities.