Job Search Resources for Graduate Students

Find job search sites, general support, strategic recommendations, and advice to support master’s and doctoral students in their job search process, below:

American Association of Community Colleges: Job bank for community college job opportunities. Bio Careers is the first and only career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life science PhDs and MDs. The service provides online career resources and job postings to post-graduate and alumni candidates. To access this resource log in to your connectSC account.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Resources for those who are new to the academic job search including topics such as the current job market, CV and cover letters, searching for jobs, and interviewing.

connectSC: Search through thousands of job listings using search terms such as “Ph.D.,” “Postdoc,” or industry terms to identify relevant positions.

Find a Post Doc: Job board dedicated to new and recently qualified PhDs. U.S. and international higher education job opportunities. Lists open positions at colleges and universities, academic and industry associations for Higher Ed Professionals, Conferences, articles featuring job search topics, and resources for PhDs and Postdoctoral resources.

Inside Higher Ed: Source for higher education jobs, news, and career advice including tips on writing a cover letter for faculty searches.

National Postdoctoral Association: Job board and career development resources.

Ph.D. Jobs: Showcases Ph.D. jobs at all types of corporations, academic institutions, and laboratories in all 50 states and worldwide. A free postdoctoral job board.

Career Center’s CARL Database and LibGuide Research Guides – Professional Associations: Search professional association job boards and explore industry-specific resources.

The Versatile Ph.D.: The Versatile Ph.D. is a forum to help currently enrolled Ph.D. students in the humanities, social science, and STEM disciplines identify and prepare for non-academic careers. USC has partnered with The Versatile Ph.D. to bring premium access to their site for all Ph.D. students. Job board for postdoctoral and faculty positions.