By Academic Discipline

The sites listed below offer comprehensive career opportunities and information by academic discipline, plus perspectives of people with advanced degrees who either have or are in the process of making a transition to work outside of academia.


Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education

Academic this meta-collection of resources for vacancies in colleges and universities contains faculty, staff and managerial position listings. Search for jobs throughout the U.S. and worldwide

American Ed. Research Assoc. (AERA) is an international professional association with the primary goal of advancing educational research and applications for practice. The site contains vacancy listings in educational research, administration and practice

Independent Educational Consultants Association a national association representing full-time experienced independent educational advisors

Chronicle Careers, from The Chronicle of Higher Education: search job listings for professional and managerial jobs in the private sector, non-profit organizations and foundations search this site for professional and managerial positions in college student affairs. Most positions require graduate degrees and a combination of instruction, program development and leadership experience

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A Community College Teaching Career Modern Language Association (MLA), 2006


Career Connections from UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering's career site, which includes internship and job opportunities, alumni connections, and social networking information search jobs by field and location, post a resume, find out who is hiring, and find out the current needs of top companies is the nation's premier employment job board and resume database built exclusively for the engineering, design and building industries a comprehensive career site especially for computer and technical engineers, search jobs and career information including resume tips and samples gives you the power to search hundreds of job from one site

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Search for jobs and internships, utilize job seeker tools, and find out about career webinars and job fairs

Biospace search engineering jobs, news and advice in the biotech, and biopharm industry

Humanities & Social Sciences


H-Grad is part of the Humanities OnLine initiative (H-Net).  A discussion forum for humanities and social sciences graduate students on issues related to graduate school, teaching, research, and job hunting

Sellout  is Mark Johnson, a Boston University English PhD who works in the software industry, created this web site to help PhDs explore career options beyond academe.  Features articles on leaving academe, and resources and practical advice on careers in technical writing and software

The Versatile PhD a discussion list focusing on career options beyond academe for people with graduate degrees in the humanities, and has grown to address the interests of social scientists and education specialists as well.  Job postings are frequently sent to the list lists of some of the most likely and probably most satisfying careers for people who love to write

Anthropology & Archaeology

American Anthropology Association

ACRA-L American Cultural Resources Association, provides career opportunities and resources in cultural resources management


Job-Digger broad resource for professional employment, advice, and information geared to archaeology graduate students  Employment and volunteer opportunities in Archeology and cultural resource management

Aviso Employment Resources from the American Association of Museums

Art History  lists job openings in the visual arts and includes a resume bank

ArtJobOnline is a national database of job, internship, and fellowship opportunities.  Subscription fee required

About Art History lists job, fellowship, and internship postings in art history.

Career Alternatives for Art Historians provides information created by a Notre Dame professor on alternative careers for art historians

Drama provides links to career-related resources as well as job and internship postings in the entertainment industry


Economics Departments, Institutes, and Research Centers Directory of think tanks worldwide

Economics Research Network Academic and nonacademic job listings in the US and abroad

Job Openings for Economists (JOE)

Inomics Job Openings for Economists the International version of JOE, Inomics lists jobs in academic institutions, government, and industry, and provides links to other resources

International Monetary Fund A top recruiter of economists

English & Literature

Modern Language Association (MLA) general resources on how to approach a non academic job search

National Council of Teachers of English lists Job postings for English teachers at all level


Beyond Academe is a site created to help historians explore opportunities beyond academe.  Provides advice about finding jobs beyond academe and profiles of historians who have done so

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The Linguist List lists academic and nonacademic job openings

Music lists job openings for classical musicians and singers worldwide.  Includes a discussion board and directories of conservatories, musicians, and orchestras


"A Non-Academic Career? Information, Resources, and Background on Options for Philosophers"  American Philosophical Association

Political Science

The American Political Science Association find jobs and resources especially for PhDs by field, sector, and/or job 


American Psychological Association (APA) lists and defines the multitude of career paths beyond academia for psychology grad students and illustrate the various skill-sets and expertise that psychologists possess, which are also highly valued by employers outside of academe

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Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology lists job opportunities in academic, private and public sectors

Life & Biomedical Sciences AAAS and Science Magazine's is the most comprehensive Ph.D. career development website available A comprehensive site that bills itself as "the global hub for the life sciences," Contains an impressive array of scientific and business-related information

NewScientist Jobs offers a database of current scientific, technological and academic vacancies. Search positions by region. The regions include US/Canada, UK/Europe and Australasia

National Laboratories & Technology Centers The US Department of Energy's laboratories and technology centers house world-class facilities where more than 30,000 scientists and engineers perform cutting-edge research. Visit the laboratory website to search for jobs and postdoctoral fellowships career resources for scientists by field, sector and/or job Naturejobs is the worldwide career resource for scientists, providing a wide range of career opportunities, advice and information

San Diego Networking & Professional Association:

View a listing of 400+ San Diego Biotech companies

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Physical Sciences

American Chemical Society (ACS) premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe

Chem is the leading comprehensive directory and search engine for chemical and related industry professionals

Physics Today Career Network (PTCN) is a niche job board network operated by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) for the physical science, engineering, and computing disciplines

Institute of Physics (IOP) search job postings and research career opportunities in different industries

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Environmental Sciences

Environmental Careers is a national job board with many opportunities for PhD's

Environmental Jobs & Careers provides a clearing house of valuable jobs in government, with agencies, and geographically by employer

Environmental Careers Opportunities provides hundreds of job and internship postings, and current advocacy news articles

National Audubon Society 

Society of American Foresters provides access to jobs, information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource profession

USAJobs portal for federal job openings in the US government (including EPA, Dept. of Forestry, and National Parks Service)

Mathematical & Statistical Sciences

Society of Actuaries includes comprehensive information concerning the actuary profession provides international job postings for bankers, computer scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, and teachers. Provides links to mathematics organizations and mathematics and statistics departments around the world and info on applying for jobs abroad

MSCI Project for Nonacademic Employment is the Mathematical Sciences Career Information Project for Nonacademic Employment is a collaborative project of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, partially funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Provides extensive career-related resources on the job search beyond academe

National Security Agency (NSA) career link

RAND Statistics Group Employment Opportunities is a nonprofit research institution that employs many statisticians

Statistical & Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute this site includes postings for jobs, fellowships, and postdoctoral opportunities 

US Census Bureau includes job and postdoctoral opportunities for mathematicians and statisticians

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AAAS and the journal Science's online career articles contains narratives of junior scientists and researchers making the shift from academe to the business, government, education, and non-profit sector.  Articles cover a range of fields, including biomedical engineering, technical writing, editing, scientific entrepreneurship, science policy, nanotechnology, consulting, market analysts, biomaterials, consulting, and much more

View career resources and jobs by a specific field or profession, including non-profit, patent law, intellectual property, science education, science writing/editing, consulting, finance, government, education, policy, and teaching, among many others

The Versatile Phd is a great resource for discovering information, resources and support when exploring careers in different fields.