I recently heard from Stefan who is now looking for a faculty position in Canada after graduating with a PhD from a German university. He, like many post-docs and PhDs separated from their home universities, was wondering where he could look for guidance.
Fortunately, in the age of the internet this is not the formidable problem it used to be. While some institutions keep career information for PhDs cloistered behind passwords (if they provide it at all), many others are happy to post career resources for anyone who needs them.
Here are some of my favorite sites. You’ll note they are from American, ivy-league schools. That is mainly because career centres in such institutions can afford multiple graduate student advisors who are able to put the time needed into developing such resources. Fortunately the information is largely transferable to the Canadian context.
Remember, at Congress each year, the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, in partnership with University Affairs, hosts Career Corner, with workshops, resources and advisors able to answer your questions about entering the academic job market.
If you happen across a site not posted on this list, send it my way and I’ll add it. Feel free to pass this link around – Stefan’s quandary is a common one.
Online resources for academic job hunters