If you are planning to apply for academic positions soon or in the future, explore resources to help you maximize your opportunities in these competitive roles. Take advantage of MCS advisors and resources throughout your time at Griffin GSAS to enhance your candidacy for research and/or teaching intensive jobs in different types of academic settings.

Highlighted Resources

CVs and Cover Letters

Every graduate student needs a curriculum vitae, or “CV”. Your CV represents your accomplishments and experience as an academic and helps to establish your professional image.
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Beyond the Professoriate

Beyond the Professoriate is an online professional development training platform that helps PhD students successfully transition into academic or nonacademic career paths.
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Interfolio is one of several online services that graduate students may use to manage their academic job search documents, including confidential letters of recommendation.
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Europass CV

Create, store, and share CVs in 30 languages. The Europass CV is one of the best-known CV formats in Europe and is easy-to-use and familiar to employers and education institutions.
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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The NCFDD offers resources focused on developing skills to thrive in the academy such as strategic planning, productivity, work-life balance, and healthy relationships.
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Chronicle of Higher Education

Harvard University has an institutional subscription to the Chronicle, allowing full access to all of the offerings including a job board for faculty and administrative positions.
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Apply Now: New Career Design Course for Harvard Griffin GSAS PhD Students

Graduate students in the humanities and social sciences use entrepreneurial thinking every day to design their research programs, advocate for what they believe, design and facilitate courses, and navigate the complexities of academic life. Recognizing problems and finding solutions is …

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Guest or External Blog
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A PhD Student’s Guide to Academic Job Market Resources at Harvard

Harvard Griffin GSAS Students:

As you consider the academic job market there is a lot to learn, and a lot to do, and you may have many questions.

Good news! Apart from the disciplinary expertise available in your department, a …

By Laura Stark
Laura Stark Associate Director: Academic Careers & Applying for PhD Programs
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What We Learned in 2023 – Recap of Beyond the Professoriate webinar

MCS recently subscribed to Beyond the Professoriate, an online platform for Harvard Griffin GSAS student to explore resources around ACADEMIC careers and CAREERS BEYOND ACADEMIA. In addition to video lessons to take you through career development and job search strategies, …

By Laura Stark
Laura Stark Associate Director: Academic Careers & Applying for PhD Programs
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  • Tampa, FL
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  • New Hampshire
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  • Boston, MA
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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Hendrick's Assistant Adjunct Professor (Postdoc) UCLA
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  • Cambridge, MA
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics/ FAS, Harvard University
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