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Academic Job Support

  • Graduate School Career Development Services: one-on-oneadvising sessions, workshops, and online resources for PhD, MS, MA, MLAS and MFA degree seekers.
  • Center for Teaching: promotes teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes of inquiry, experimentation, and reflection. The CFT’s programs and services are available to full-time and part-time faculty, teaching assistants, post-doctoral fellows.
  • Writing Studio: free and confidential writing resource for Vanderbilt students. You can meet individually with trained consultants and talk about all kinds of writing concerns and projects.
  • Science Careers: options and information for careers in the natural and physical sciences.  Create your own career plan with My Individual Development Plan (My IDP).
  • Humanities & Social Science Careers: Imagine PhD a career planning and exploration tool for the humanities and social sciences
  • GradLEAF: Arranged as a timeline through your graduate degree; helps with career preparation from 1st year to end of degree. Pools together professional development and personal wellness resources for graduate students at Vanderbilt University.
  • Hume, Kathryn. Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt:  Advice for Humanities PhDs. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 (2nd ed.). ISBN  978-0-230-10946-9 (at VU Heard Library)
  • Vick, Julia Miller and Jennifer S. Furlong. The Academic Job Search Handbook. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008 (4th ed).  ISBN 978-0-8122-2016-2 (at VU Heard Library)
  • Feibelman, Peter J. A PhD is Not Enough!  A Guide to Survival in Science. New York: Basic Books, 2011 (rev.). ISBN  978-0-465-02533-6