Job Market and Post-Graduation

Job Market and Post-Doctoral Funding

Where to find job listings and postdoctoral listings? The most common source for sociology in the U.S. is the “Job Bank” of the American Sociological Association. Another source, which can be good for interdisciplinary or non-sociology jobs and opportunities, is the list published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

For UK/England listings, see the “Jobs Board” of the British Sociological Association website. UK/England listings, along with some from around the world, can also be found at the website jobs.ac.uk

There are also good online discussion groups and blogs for advice on navigating the difficulties of the market, from finding jobs to how to handle Skype interviews, etc.. See for example:

http://slac.wordpress.com/tag/sociology-job-market/

http://socjobs.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

Non-Academic Employment

PhD graduates in sociology might also consider careers in the private sector and public sector as researchers. For a start, Boston University maintains a career center (Center for Career Development) that has information, advice, and holds career fairs with employers – all of which are not only aimed at undergraduate students but also PhD students. Please see their webpage to keep abreast of their resources and events, including the annual Career Expo which matches employers to interested applicants: http://www.bu.edu/careers/