How to find faculty job announcements

by Julie Dodd

For graduate students, a strategic aspect of applying for faculty job positions can be reading job announcements several semesters before actually applying for faculty jobs.


The BEA jobs website is one of several sites that provide listing of faculty jobs. These sites are regularly updated and provide search options to assist you in finding relevant jobs for you.

By reading job announcements, you can get a better perspective of what faculty jobs include.

  • What is the job title — assistant professor, associate professor, visiting professor, lecturer, adjunct, etc. — and is the position tenure-track or not.
  • What academic degree is required — or preferred.
  • What classes will you be asked to teach.
  • What is the course load — meaning how many courses will you teach each semester.
  • Will you be expected to develop new courses.
  • Will you be expected to conduct research, and, if so, how will that be assessed.
  • Will you need to write grants.
  • What are the service expectations, including serving on committees.
  • Will you be an academic advisor for students.
  • Will you serve on thesis and dissertation committees.
  • Will you advise student media or student organizations.
  • Would you be expected to lead a study abroad group?

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