- Preparing Future Faculty
- National Association of Graduate and Professional Students (NAGPS)
- A Few Do's And Don'ts For New Members Of The Adjunct Army
Conferences & Calls for Papers
- Humanities (wide range): see the University of Pennsylvania's electronic mailing list
- Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory: see listings in PMLA, on line through Duke Library e-journals: http://www.cfplist.com
Information about Jobs Beyond the Academy
- Brooks, Katharine. 2011. “10 Tips for Developing an Alternate Career While in Graduate School.” Psychology Today.
- Chronicle of Higher Education contains many articles about nonacademic careers, especially under their “Beyond the Ivory Tower” heading
- Debelius, Maggie and Susan Basalla, So What Are You Going to Do with That? 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
- Dowdall, George, and Jean Dowdall. 2005. “Crossing Over to the Dark Side.”The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 23.
- Finding Careers Outside Academia (University of Chicago Press, 2007).
- "Four Steps to Succeeding Outside the Ivory Tower” (Article from Salon Magazine)
- Lord, Alexandra, “Every Ph.D. Needs a Plan B,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 March 2009.
- Vitae Online Career Hub
- Inside HigherEd also contains occasional columns about nonacademic careers
- Leaving Academia blog (Sabine Hikel)
- “Sellout: A Resource for PhDs Considering Careers Beyond the Humanities” is likely the most useful source of links to articles and testimonials about scholars leaving the academy:
- On the ADE webpage, see “Developing a Nonacademic Career”
- See UC-Berkeley’s guide to jobs beyond the academy
- Private School Teaching and Administration
- Technical Writing Jobs
- Business Communication
- National Council of Teachers of English (information about community college, ESL, and high-school teaching jobs)
- Federal Government Jobs (the federal pay scale is based on education level, so the PhD makes applicants eligible for high-paying jobs)
- Non-profit jobs
- Nonprofit Times
- General job search engine
- National Coalition of Independent Scholars
Resources on the Profession
On The University
- Bousquet, Marc. How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low Wage Nation. New York UP, 2008.
- Ginsberg, Benjamin. 2013. The Fall of the Faculty. Reprint edition. Oxford University Press.
- Inman, James A. 2003. Electronic Collaboration in the Humanities: Issues and Options. Mahwah, N.J: Routledge. (on the movement of the university toward digital humanities
- Newfield, Christopher. Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class. Harvard UP, 2008.
- Readings, Bill. The University in Ruins. Harvard UP, 1997.
- Slaughter, Sheila and Gary Rhoades. Academic Capitalism and the New Economy: Markets, State, and Higher Education. Johns Hopkins UP, 2009.
- Aguirre, Adalberto, Jr. Women and Minority Faculty in the Academic Workplace: Recruitment, Retention, and Academic Culture. Jossey-Boss, 2000.
- Bejamin, Lois. Black Women in the Academy: Promises and Perils. UP Florida, 1997.
- Blaxter, Loraine, Christina Hughes, and Malcolm Tight. The Academic Career Handbook. Open University Press, 1998. [A guide to career strategies for those pursuing a profession in academia, with a focus on Great Britain.]
- Cahn, Steven M. 2008. From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor. Columbia University Press.
- Caplan, Paula T. Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman’s Guide to Surviving in the Academic World. U of Toronto P, 1993.
- Dews C. L. Barney and Carolyn Leste Law, eds. This Fine Place So Far From Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class. Temple UP, 1995.
- Dixson, Adrienne D. 2006. Critical Race Theory in Education: All God’s Children Got a Song. 1 edition. New York: Routledge.
- “Dual-Career Academic Couples | The Clayman Institute for Gender Research.” 2014. Accessed September 26. § (Includes links to programs with partner hiring/dual-career guidelines)
- Ferber, Marianne A. and Jane W. Loeb. Academic Couples: Problems and Promises. U of Illinois, P, 1997.
- Fruscione, Joseph. 2014. “Adjunct Pay and Anger.” Inside Higher Ed.
- Gibson, Gerald W. Good Start: A Guidebook for New Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges. Anker Publishing, 1993.
- Gibson, Michelle and Doborah T. Meem, eds. Lesbian Academic Couples. Routledge, 2006.
- Green, Anna L., and Reitumetse Mabokela. 2001. Sisters of the Academy: Emergent Black Women Scholars in Higher Education. Sterling, Va: Stylus Publishing.
- Jones, Lee. Brothers of the Academy: Up and Coming Black Scholars Earning our Way in Higher Education. Stylus Publishing, 2000.
- Lang, James M. 2010. Life on the Tenure Track. Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Menges, Robert J. and Associates. Faculty in New Jobs: A Guide to Settling In, Becoming Established, and Building Institutional Support. Jossey-Boss, 1999.
- Stanley, Christine A. Faculty of Color: Teaching in Predominately White Colleges and Universities. Jossey-Boss, 2006.
- Toth, Emily. 2012. Ms. Mentor’s Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia. University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Walters, Joanna. 2010. “Degrees of Separation.” The Guardian, March 1, sec. Education.
The Job Search
- Boufis, Christina and Victoria C. Olsen, eds. On the Market: Surviving the Academic Job Search. Berkeley Publishing Group, 1997.
- Coghill-Behrends, Will, and Rebecca Anthony. 2012. The PhD Handbook for the Academic Job Search: An Owner’s Manual for Finding Jobs. United States: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
- DeNeef, A. Leigh, and Craufurd D. Goodwin. 2007. The Academic’s Handbook. 3rd Revised & enlarged edition. Durham: Duke University Press Books.
- Faktorovich, Anna. 2012. “English Faculty Jobs Abroad.” Inside Higher Ed. (on the benefits of looking for jobs abroad)
- Forno, Diane and Cheryl Reed. Job Search in Academe: Strategic Rhetorics for Faculty Job Candidates. Stylus Publishing, 1999.
- Hume, Kathryn. 2010. Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities PhDs. 2 edition. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs and Maria Lynn Whicker. Getting an Academic Job: Strategies for Success. Sage, 1996.
- Newhouse, Margaret. Cracking the Academia Nut: A Guide to Preparing for Your Academic Career. Harvard UP, 1997.
- Showalter, Elaine, Howard Figler, Lori G. Kletzer, Jack H. Schuster, and Seth R. Katz, eds. The MLA Guide to the Job Search: A Handbook for Departments and for PhDs and PhD Candidates in English and Foreign Languages. MLA, 1996.
- Vick, Julia Miller. 2008. The Academic Job Search Handbook, 4th Edition. 4th edition. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.