Resources for students seeking academic jobs in engineering
November 7, 2012
Today's post is written by Dean Pidcock, Engineering Co-op and Internship Program Manager
Are you considering an engineering career in higher education? There are many online resources to assist you with your academic job search, including:
- Academic360 (http://www.academic360.com/) - a collection of internet resources for the academic job seeker, including over 3,000 faculty, staff and administrative positions.
- American Society for Engineering Education (http://www.asee.org/papers-and-publications/publications) – engineering faculty and research positions.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/section/Jobs/61/) – Faculty and research positions as well as positions outside academia.
- HigherEdJobs.com (http://www.higheredjobs.com/) – job database focused exclusively on college and university positions.
- MRS (Materials Research Society) (http://www.mrs.org/job-postings/) – Classified ads, list of funding opportunities and more.
- PhDs.org (http://jobs.phds.org/jobs/) – Job postings – academic and non-academic – for PhDs in engineering and the sciences. The section on non-academic careers includes a number of very useful articles on job search strategies. Useful information for postdocs as well.
In addition to the above resources, a good resource would be speaking to your current professors. They can provide you with a wealth of knowledge concerning their career paths in academia. This knowledge could help you decide if a career path on the academic side of employment is right for you.
"Education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself." -John Dewey