Useful Links

Professional Development

Conferences & Calls for Papers

Information about Jobs Beyond the Academy 

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.

Academic Life

  • 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.