Career Exploration Resources

Aurora 

Aurora, the online professional development tool from Beyond the Professoriate, helps scholars explore and prepare for careers within and beyond academia. All AAR members have access to Aurora.

Soundcloud Playlist

Audio recordings of Annual Meeting sessions hosted by the AAR's Applied Religious Studies Committee—featuring scholars, faculty, and career services professionals on preparing for and pursuing non-faculty careers—can be found on the AAR's SoundCloud channel.

Articles

Career Alternatives for Religion Scholar (PDF) by Dennis A. Norlin

Landing That Perfect Job: It Takes a Village (PDF) by Jaime Clark-Soles

External Links

Who Prepares Humanities Ph.D.'s for a Nonacademic Search? by L. Maren Wood and Beatrice Gurwitz
(July 15, 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Visiting Professorships Take On New Uses in Changing Market by Sydni Dunn
(February 4, 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Your Official Job-Application Checklist by David D. Perlmutter
(October 21, 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Useful Resources for the Academic Job Market by Ryan Cordell
(September 12, 2012)

Minding Your Manners for the Conference Interview by David D. Perlmutter
(September 9, 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Show Them You Really Want the Job by David D. Perlmutter
(June 17, 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

What Graduate Students Want to Know About Community Colleges, Part 1 by Rob Jenkins
(April 22, 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

What Graduate Students Want to Know About Community Colleges, Part 2 by Rob Jenkins
(May 20, 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Aging Professors Create a Faculty Bottleneck by Audrey Williams June
(March 18, 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

The Sweet Spot of a Nonacademic Job Search by Alexandra M. Lord
(January 2, 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Why the World Needs Religious Studies by Nathan Schneider
(November 20, 2011, Religion Dispatches)

The First Interview by Stephen M. Cahn
(December 18, 2008, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Your First Real Taste of Academic Culture by David D. Perlmutter
(July 14, 2008, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

A Research Career at a Liberal Arts College by Kristen Ghodsee
(April 25, 2008, The Chronicle of Higher Education)