The Academic Job Search

Your academic department, faculty mentors, and the academic network that you have cultivated while at Yale will be your primary source for information about the relevant academic job markets in your discipline.  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 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.




Career Exploration Resources

Preparing Job Applications, Interviewing and Negotiation

Jobs Boards

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