This page is designed to inform Psychological Sciences graduate students how to search for both academic and non-academic positions after they receive their doctoral degrees. Below are links to useful sites and organizations that may help students find these positions.
The best way to find out about post-doctoral positions is to sign up for a post-doc listserv (or e-mail list). If you are an APA member, you can sign up for APAGS's listserve online.
However, it is recommended that you sign up for a listserv that is generated from a society or organization in your area of interest. In addition, available below are links to three post-doc search sites:
This presentation discusses steps for applying to a post-doctoral program. This was presented in the context of health psychology, but the information can be generalized to other fields. The slides were part of a presentation by a Psychological Sciences doctoral candidate who was offered post-doctoral positions at several prestigious universities.
Reseach Institutes and Companies
- Association of Test Publishers: Search site for commercial test publishers
- Abt Associates Inc.
- American Institutes for Research (AIR)
- Educational Testing Services (ETS)
- ICF Macro International
- Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
- Pacific Metrics Corporation
- Pew Research Center
- RAND Corporation
- RTI International
- SRI International
- Wolfram Mathematica
Information on the Non-academic Path
Valuable APA sites
- American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
- Non-Academic Careers
- Article: The career Path Less Traveled
- Report of the 2009 APA Salary Survey
Discussions About the Non-academic Career Path:
Career Resources Links
- The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site
- UC Merced's Career Services Center
- CUA's Office of Career Services
- The Chronicle on Higher Education
- The Chronicle's Advice Columns
Resumes and Cover Letters (not CVs)
- Wesleyan University Career Resource Center: Resumes
- Converting a Faculty CV to an Administrative Resume