Academic Jobs

The academic job market is competitive, so it is important to identify weaknesses and begin working on the relevant core competencies early, in accordance with academic milestones. For more information on the academic job market, see Northwestern Career Advancement's Academic Industry page. 

Career Exploration
(Year 1-2)
Core Competency Development
(Year 2-4)
Job Search
(Year 5+)

Various Career Panels and Speakers through TGS

One-on-One Appointments through NCA

Conduct an Informational Interview

Subscribe to Relevant Publications 

Become a member of relevant academic associations and learn about major conferences

Attend NU Club Events

TGS Resources for New Students

NCA List of External Career Resources


Fellowship in Leadership 

One-on-One Counseling and Consultation through Center of Leadership 

Brady Scholars Program Graduate Fellowship 

Speaking and Presenting

RSG Research Communication Program

CLIMB Communication Resources for Scientists

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students Seminar


New TA Conference 

Teaching Observations, Consultations and Workshops

New TA Conference Workshop Leader

Teaching Certificate Program

WCAS/TGS Teaching Fellowship 

Graduate Teaching Fellows Program 

Writing and Research

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshops and Consultations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships

Dissertation Bootcamp

Ongoing Writing Workshops

Submit an article for publication

Graduate Writing One-on-One Consultations 

Graduate Writing Fellows at The Writing Place

Kaplan Institute Affiliates Program

Kaplan Institute Research Workshops

Revisit NCA's Resources on Academic Job Search Page

Create a CareerCat Profile

NCA and TGS Workshops on Teaching Philosophy, Cover Letters, etc.

One-on-One Appointments through NCA

TGS List of External Resources for the Job Market