Career Center

At this phase in the process you most likely should be searching for, applying to, and interviewing for academic jobs. 

Strong job searches be they academic or not rely on several different means to find and apply for positions. Although job posting systems and conference/meeting job placement activities are useful the best searches also heavily rely on Community in the search. 

Job Posting Websites

Academic360: A meta site of resources for an academic job seeker. 

Academic Jobs Today: A daily site devoted to academic job seekers and employers seeking them. 

Academic Jobs Wiki: A community sourced wiki of academic job postings, preparation articles, and accounts of good and bad interviews. Don't forgot this is anonymous and open source so anyone can add information. 

American Association of Community Colleges: Their career center focuses on candidates interested in community college positions. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education: A go-to resource to search for teaching, research, administrative, and executive positions. 

HERCJobs: The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium was started in 2000 to address dual career couples. The national consortium and regional consortiums include job boards for faculty and administrative positions. 

HigherEdJobs: Search by category, location, or job type.

MSU Library Postdoc Database: A listing of postdoc fellowships and grant opportunities. 

PhD's: A site devoted to candidates in the science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) disciplines. 

Postdoc Jobs: This site is specific to postdoc opportunities in a variety of fields.

Research Gate: A place to search for research positions by field, and to connect with other researchers. 

Academic Interviewing

Academic interviewing generally includes multiple steps. The first interview often takes place at a conference or meeting or over the phone or video conferencing software like Skype or Google HangoutSecond interviews or campus interviews are generally day long events where you engage in multiple interviews with various academic constituencies who could include the hiring committee, students, department chair, dean, or even provost. These interviews are also where the Job Talk takes place. While the process of engaging in academic interviews is distinct general interviewing prep is still useful