An academic job search can be complicated and time-consuming, particularly as you juggle your research, teaching, and other responsibilities. Adequate planning and careful preparation of application materials are keys to success, so be sure to leverage the many tools and resources at your disposal.
Your department, faculty mentors, and the academic network that you have cultivated while at Yale will be a primary source for information about the relevant academic job markets in your discipline. In addition, your discipline’s scholarly association typically has valuable resources including a jobs board, tips on preparing application materials, sample interview questions, and information on diverse career paths both within and beyond academia.
As you navigate your academic job search, take advantage of additional support available to you across campus.
The Office of Career Strategy can help you clarify your goals; establish timelines; ensure that your job application materials have a consistent and clear narrative; and prepare for interviews, negotiation, and decision-making. Make an appointment to meet one-on-one with an adviser via the Yale Career Link.
The GSAS Professional Development Office supports you in your path through the PhD, providing workshops, internships, and one-on-one consultations to help you develop key skills during the PhD and prepare for the job search, inside or outside of the academy. Contact Suzanne Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Writing Lab offers writing consultations and workshops on producing clear and compelling job application materials, including research and diversity statements, cover letters and CVs.
The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning offers online resources and one-on-one consultations on teaching statements as well coaching for job talks.
The Office for Postdoctoral Affairs provides online career planning tools and other resources for job-seeking postdocs, as well as workshops on the academic job search throughout the year.
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