Career Information

College Art Association: Includes updated listings on awards, internships, grants, etc., as well as professional advice, in the sections 'Career Development' and 'Resources and Opportunities'. Note: you must be a CAA member to obtain full job listing information.

Career Advancement: Offers scheduled appointments, walk-in hours, workshops, sample cover letters, curricula vitae, and resumes to download, and a list of useful publications for graduate students seeking both academic and non-academic positions.

Making Connections: Want to learn more about what it is like to teach in a small liberal arts college in a rural setting? or at a large state university? Use the Alumni Career Network, key word search "professor on call" to connect with alum who are faculty at a variety of institutions who have volunteered to be a resource for you.

Interfolio: The University of Chicago has contracted with Interfolio, Inc. to maintain dossiers, for students seeking jobs or fellowships. A confidential credentials file allows each of your recommenders to write one letter which is stored and may be used repeatedly for any period of time. You may also elect to keep copies of transcripts, teaching evaluations, or sample syllabi in your file. You can consult with your dissertation advisor for advice on preparing the dossier.

Career Alternatives for Art Historians

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Includes articles on job search strategies and advice for job seekers, as well as job listings by discipline (the previous week's are accessible without charge).

The Art Newspaper: International listings in the art world

Museum Employment Resource Center

Professional Development Services at the University of Chicago (PDF)


Recommended Reading

The Academic Job Search Handbook, 4th edition, by Jennifer S. Furlong and Julia Miller Vick (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008)

From Dissertation to Book, by William Germano (Routledge, 2005)