Academic Job Search Support

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Cornell Resources

Individual Academic Job Search Consultations

Postdocs and graduate students interested in exploring or pursuing academic career paths will find programs offered by the Graduate School through Future Faculty and Academic Careers, the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, and the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement to be helpful:

Postdocs and graduate students preparing application materials for tenure-track academic positions may schedule individual consultations with Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies, to discuss their job search and application materials. To schedule a consultation, send an email request to Christine Holmes (ch18@cornell.edu) or visit the Office of Postdoctoral Studies booking page. Those who are current or prospective participants in Future Faculty and Academic Careers programming are also encouraged to book an online appointment with Executive Director Colleen McLinn.

All graduate students and postdocs can access online webinars offered through The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Individual NCFDD memberships are available for free to all Cornell community members as a benefit of Cornell’s Institutional membership. Resources provided by the NCFDD include 14-Day Writing ChallengesMonday MotivatorsDissertation Success Training ModulesGuest Expert Webinars, and more!

CIRTL is a North American future faculty preparation effort with branches at more than 40 universities, including at Cornell. Participate in webinars, courses, and institutes on diversity in the college classroom, Individual Development Plans (IDPs), the academic job search, and many additional topics in the areas of teaching and research mentoring. Please feel free to contact the Executive Director of Future Faculty and Academic Careers, Colleen McLinn (futurefaculty@cornell.edu) with any questions. CIRTL Network programs are available to all Cornell graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff, plus Graduate School alumni and recent Cornell postdocs.

See: Other Free Memberships

Job Postings

Job postings on national and international networks

Job listings for local colleges and universities

Discipline-specific job boards

Other Opportunities Within and Beyond Academia

  • ARIS Job List: Jobs related to outreach and broader impacts of research, curated by an NSF-funded center for Advancing Research Impact in Society
  • CIRTL Academic Careers & Job Postings – Often has postdoctoral, staff, and lecturer positions in STEM Education and at teaching centers

More resources are available through the Graduate School’s Careers Beyond Academia Program, Office of Postdoctoral Studies, and Cornell Career Services.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

  • California Alliance – Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, Caltech (Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering)
  • Institute for Advanced Study – Located in Princeton, New Jersey (Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, as well as special programs in Women and Mathematics, Theoretical Physics and the Park City Mathematics Institute)
  • Marshall Sherfield Fellowship – Enables American scientists and engineers to undertake one to two years of postdoctoral research in the United Kingdom