Career Resources

Resources on Academic Careers

Job Placement Resources

Chronicle of Higher Education – One can use this site to search for faculty, administrative, and alt/ac jobs as well as to access quality articles on the topic of working in higher education.

H-Net Job Guide– This site allows one to search for academic positions in the humanities.

Higher Ed Jobs – This site allows one to search for both faculty and administrative job postings in higher education.

Inside Higher Education – One can use this site to search for faculty, administrative, and alt/ac jobs as well as to access career advice about such positions.

Modern Language Association– The MLA offers the most comprehensive job placement service for scholars in literature and language.  Students should access the “Resources,” “Job List,” and “Convention” tabs when preparing to go on the academic job market.

Print Resources

Online Resources

Resources on Alt-Ac Careers

Job Placement Resources

Chronicle of Higher Education – One can use this site to search for faculty, administrative, and alt/ac jobs as well as to access quality articles on the topic of working in higher education.

Higher Ed Jobs – This site allows one to search for both faculty and administrative job postings in higher education.

Inside Higher Education – One can use this site to search for faculty, administrative, and alt/ac jobs as well as to access career advice about such positions.

Print Resources

Online Resources

Campus Resources

CLASS+ – Although graduate students often tutor undergraduate students, graduate students may wish to seek tutoring support for themselves.  CLASS+ is an on-campus office that offers this service to graduate students as well as undergraduates.  Whether working with a tutor on a statement of teaching philosophy or asking a tutor questions about the structure of a prospectus, thesis, or dissertation, our graduate students can likewise benefit from what CLASS+ has to offer.

University of Arkansas Career Development Center – Housed in the Arkansas Student Union, the university’s CDC office offers a number of services that can complement the professional advice (e.g., on CV development and interviewing strategies) provided by the English Department’s Professionalization Committee.  In addition, the CDC provides some supplemental professional advice (e.g., strategies for networking and job search tips for special populations, including under-represented students, veteran students, and international students).  The following is a list of additional resources accessible through specific pages of the CDC’s website:

  • Academic Job Search Preparation  – This link is included on the "Find Jobs, Internships, and Graduate Schools" page of the CDC site.  By clicking on the "Prepare for the Academic Job Search" link, you can find a list of frequently asked job interview questions as well as  the parts of an academic job offer that may be more easily negotiated than salary and benefits.
  • Self-Assessment - Even graduate students may want to complete a self-assessment.  This link, included on the "Explore Majors & Careers" web page of the CDC site, offers a number of ways to gauge and confirm one's career interests.
  • Occupation Search - Considering an alt-ac career but feeling uncertain about the range of professional options that may be available to you?   Check out this link, also featured on the "Explore Majors & Careers" web page of the CDC site, to research new careers or learn more about those with which you have little familarity.
  • Optimal Resume– Setting up an account with Optimal Resume gives one access to information on building resumes, letters, and personal websites for the nonacademic job market.  This resource may be particularly helpful to those searching for jobs on the alt-ac job market.