Applying for Academic Jobs


Ahead of the academic job market, read through the resources in the Applying For Academic Jobs section. Learn about the academic job hiring process. Get help preparing your application materials such as CVs and cover letters and teaching philosophies. Get some insight into interviewing and networking. Learn how to negotiate an offer that works for you.

Academic Job Hiring Process

Going on the academic job market? Find out what to expect when you do. Resources below include an overview from U-M's Career Center, as well as links that provide details on the steps of a typical search and offer strategies for success at each one. When to go on the academic job market...
CVs and Cover Letters

This links on this page can help you when preparing materials for the academic job market, including CVs and cover letters. In addition, the U-M Career Center offers many resources and services for those on the academic job market, including CV and cover letter consultations by appointment...
Interviewing

Sharpen your interview skills and go into academic interviews prepared. These resources offer practice questions, strategies for interviews, and suggestions for how to prepare for interviews. You'll also find resources for preparing for different interview formats: on campus, at...
Negotiations

You’ve been offered a faculty position—now what? Learn how to negotiate for the conditions that will help you be successful in your first faculty job.     Negotiate Like a Professor. An article from Inside Higher Ed on some do's and don'ts of faculty job...
Networking

With fewer tenure track positions and more competition for available positions, how do you distinguish yourself as a candidate among hundreds of other applicants? Leverage your network to help you land a job, either academic or not. Building Communities of Support Toward a Successful Academic...
Special Challenges

Academic job searches can be challenging, and those in special circumstances may face additional challenges. International students who seek U.S. academic careers must navigate the visa system. Those who also have a spouse applying for academic jobs need to take another person into consideration...
Teaching Demonstrations

Many academic institutions, particularly comprehensive universities and liberal arts colleges, require candidates for faculty jobs to give demonstrations of their teaching during their campus visit. These resources present strategies to prepare and present an effective teaching demonstration....
Teaching Philosophies

Many academic employers require a teaching philosophy statement as part of the application process. CRLT offers many resources on this important document, in addition to offering regular seminars on the subject, both face-to-face and online.     Resources: Teaching...