Look here for information on finding employment, and keeping current on your field of study:
- Academic Job Listings
- Resources at Drew
- A Bibliography of Resources for Recent Ph.D.s: Job Searching, Teaching, Writing, and Publishing
- Professional News Outlets and Blogs
- Jobs Beyond the Academy
Academic Job Listings
- American Academy of Religion Career Services
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- H-Net Job Guide
- ATLA Job Openings
- Academic Careers Online
- Academic Jobs Wiki
Resources at Drew
A Bibliography of Resources for Recent Ph.D.s: Job Searching, Teaching, Writing, and Publishing
The GDR Office of Admissions and Placement has assembled this list of materials in order to provide a variety of perspectives on key professional concerns for recently graduated Ph.D.s. We hope to make a selection of them available on reserve in the Rose Memorial Library in the near future. Current students are encouraged to review these materials early in their program, and to begin preparing for work beyond Drew.
Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004.
Barnes, Sandra L. On the Market: Strategies for a Successful Academic Job Search. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007.
Belcher, Wendy Laura. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2009.
Boice, Robert. Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing. Stillwater, Okla.: New Forums Press, 1990.
Brookfield, Stephen D. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 1995.
Brooks, David. “Meeting the Editors.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 9, 2011. [Advice on meeting with acquisitions editors at conferences, from a grad student perspective.]
Chronicle of Higher Education. “Faculty Salary Explorer” (April 11, 2011).
Fink, L. Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Germano, William. Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books. 2nd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Gulliver, Katrina. “Conducting the International Job Search.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 18, 2011.
Heiberger, Mary Morris and Julia Miller Vick. The Academic Job Search Handbook. 4th ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
Hume, Kathryn. Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities Ph.D.s. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Johnson, W. Brad. Write to the Top! How to Become a Prolific Academic. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Luey, Beth. Revising Your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
Mangum, Teresa. “Composing the CV.” Inside Higher Ed (September 16, 2009).
“Views of the Classroom.” Inside Higher Ed (October 28, 2009). [Advice on composing a teaching philosophy]
Stevens, Dannelle D. Introduction To Rubrics: An Assessment Tool To Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning. Stylus Publishing, 2004.
Weimer, Maryellen. Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
Woolf, Eliza. “Standing out from the Herd.” Inside Higher Ed (October 13, 2010). [A top-ten list on brushing up for the fall job season]
Zerubavel, Eviatar. The Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Professional News Outlets and Blogs
- The Chronicle of Higher Education (full access available through Drew University Library)
- Inside Higher Ed (Especially, visit Teresa Mangum’s column, “Academic Career Confidential,” for a series of advice articles on preparing for the job market and interviewing.)
- Religious Studies News (AAR membership and login required)
- Religion Dispatches (“a daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today”)
- The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere (blog sponsored by the Social Science Research Council)
- Spiritual Politics (“a blog on religion and American political culture” of the Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Trinity College)
- Tenured Radical (Reflections on the academic profession, including numerous insightful entries on the academic job search, conference interviews, search committee dynamics, and the regular practices of the higher education profession. Written by Claire Potter, Professor of History and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Midletown, CT.)