The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Academic positions

Being a graduate student who wants to pursue a career path in academia means that you have literally hundreds of people you can talk to right on your own campus. However, if you want to do more, check out these resources for what it takes to get a job in academia and how to go about finding that dream job.



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Online resources:




  • Attend job talks in your department by prospective faculty applicants
  • Talk with your adviser, other mentors, and collaborators about their job process
  • Research job postings at universities you might be interested in working for
  • Network at conferences
  • Assemble and continually update a portfolio that includes your CV, teaching philosophy, and other documents you will need for applications