March 30, 2011
Careers in the Humanities

Looking for a career in the humanities? Look no further. Indiana Humanities has compiled a list of helpful sites for those looking to find a career in the humanities.

Arts and Humanities Professionals from entry level through management can find valuable job-seeking tools and resources to assist in their search.  

Guide is one of H-Net’s most visible resources. The Job Guide posts academic position announcements in History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition, and serves a broad audience of administrators, faculty members, archivists, librarians, and other professionals in the humanities and social sciences. The Job Guide is fully sortable and searchable, and is available via email and the web at no cost to the jobseeker. for the Humanities

As the premier employment service for higher education, provides the most comprehensive listing of university job openings. You can also post your curriculum vitae/resume to be notified when an available position in your area of research is posted on

Humanities Jobs on

This site offers search strategies, resources and a search engine for post-graduate job seekers. Academic Careers Online Discover full and part-time, visiting, assistantship, and practical experience teaching, research, and administrative opportunities in the USA, Europe, Asia or anywhere else in the world by using this searching aid. Search job openings by school type, job title, or location. Submit your personal job search criteria and receive e-mail notifications when jobs matching your criteria are submitted. Submit your resume to the database for review by prospective employers.

Humanities search at

This large job search engine searches thousands of job sites and companies, just so you don’t have to. Use the tools to find local jobs, identify trends, research salaries, and secure that offer letter.

Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs Search (Chronicle Careers)

This search engine allows users to search the Chronicle of Higher Education’s database of job postings. The Chronicle also offers articles related to job searching. Inside Higher Education (can limit to humanities faculty search) This search engine allows users to search for jobs in the field of higher education.

 Humanities search on

Careerjet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites. Using a fast and straightforward interface, users can query this database and save themselves the trouble of visiting each site individually.

Humanities search on

This large search engine allows users to search a database of job listings. It also offers advice for composing a resume and other job-seeking tips.

Online Resources for PhDs considering nonacademic careers

Sellout: A resource for PhDs considering careers beyond the university What’s it like working outside academe? How should you prepare? This site explores these questions and more. Sellout is produced by Mark Johnson, an English literature PhD who works in the software industry.’s reference page: “Are there any resources on nonacademic careers for humanities PhDs?”

The challenging job market for PhDs, especially those in the humanities, has led many to seek careers outside of academe–with success. Advice on how to leave academe is more readily available today than ever before. About Grad School provides advice on career alternatives outside of the ivory tower.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Career Search

This database offers users a chance to search for philanthropy-related jobs.

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