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Best Websites to Search for Jobs in Higher Education

By The Editorial Team

Whether you’re already working in higher education or you’re wanting to explore your options, it can be challenging to know where to begin your research. So we’ve compiled a list of resources that features helpful information about finding jobs in higher education.

Academic 360

A collection of internet resources, this site includes faculty, staff, and administrative positions. You can also search by discipline, type of position, and by geographic location. Locations include national and international listings.

Chronicle of Higher Education

This is an established publication providing news on higher education topics including faculty, students, administration, technology, and leadership. In addition to the publication, this site also hosts a search engine for jobs. You can search for positions and create a profile so employers can find you.


A well known search engine, this site lets you to create a profile that can contain common application documents such as a resume, CV, letters of recommendation, transcripts, cover letters, and more. You can also create and set multiple job search criteria. This criteria is used daily to sort through over 40,000 jobs posted. The jobs that match are compiled and sent to you via email every morning.

Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

HERC claims to have the largest database of higher education and related jobs in the world. The consortium contains over 600 colleges, universities, labs, government agencies, and other organizations. A HERC job search can be general, or you can create a more advanced search including keywords, location, type, discipline, and organization type.


While this search engine contains positions for all careers, using specific keywords can provide rich results if you are looking for positions in completely online institutions. Keywords such as “instructor”, “professor” “online instructor [insert discipline]”, “teaching online”, “adjunct professor online” and “remote instructor” have proven successful.

Inside Higher Education

This publication reports on higher education news, jobs, events, and career advice. You can subscribe to their newsletter, and use their job search engine. There are often many listings for brick and mortar institutions advertising on campus faculty positions, some of which offer a tenure track.

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