Resouces for PhD Students

The academic job search can be overwhelming for students on the market for the first time. These resources are designed to help you understand the process and prepare for each step along the way. Your dissertation chair and committee members can provide more specific information tailored to your interests and specialties.

Understanding the Academic Job Market
The Chronicle of Higher Education has an entire section dedicated to individuals who are on the market for the first time, including information on applying for positions, interviewing, and negotiating the offer.

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has a collection of articles on careers, jobs, and networking pulled from the APSA journals American Political Science Review, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Perspectives on Politics.

Where to Find Job Listings
While not exclusive, these resources will serve as a good place to begin your search:

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260