Academic and research institutions in the United States typically advertise for tenure-track faculty positions in late summer. Use the time leading up to the faculty job search season to determine your search criteria (e.g., research-intensive vs. primary undergraduate institutions, public vs. private institutions, or geographic limitations). The time prior to the faculty job search season is also the time to update your CV, discuss your plans with your mentor and collaborators, investigate potential funding opportunities for your planned research program, and begin preparation of your application documents.
In addition to the faculty job search sites below, there are many other sources to investigate for potential tenure-track faculty positions, including:
- Advisor or collaborator references
- Conferences and meetings
- Professional societies and organizations
- Research specialty journals
- Direct search on the websites of the institutions at which you wish to work