For more information on academic and nonacademic careers, consider the following resources:
- Family Leave Policies compiled by the AAS and friends (New for 2013!)
- Division of Planetary Sciences Job Listing (New for 2012!)
- 51 Women in Planetary Science feature articles;
- American Astronomical Society Career Services;
- American Geological Institute Geoscience Workforce page and reports (see particularly Chapter 3: Geoscience Employment Sectors).
- American Geophysical Union Career Center;
- American Institute of Physics Career Network;
- Carleton College’s Science Education Resource Center;
- The Chronicle of Higher Education;
- Science Careers, from the journal Science;
- AAAS/Science Individual Development Plan Interactive Guide/Worksheets
- Feibelman, Peter J. A Ph.D. is Not Enough! A Guide to Survival in Science (1993, 109pp);
- Fiske, Peter S. Put Your Science to Work. The Take-Charge Career Guide of Scientists (2nd Ed. 2001, 179pp.);
- Reis, Richard M. Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing For Academic Careers in Science and Engineering (1997, 416pp.) and associated online listserv: http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/tomprof/postings.php;
- ed. Robbins-Roth, Cynthia. Alternative Careers in Science, 1998;
- Tobias, S., D. Chubin, and K. Aylesworth. Rethinking science as a career: perceptions and realities in the physical sciences, Tucson: Research Corp, 1995; and a
- Compilation of Women in Geoscience links (including careers) by Prof. Natalie Mahowald, Cornell University, including her survey of female MS/PhD’s in non-academic careers, including what they like or don’t like about their jobs.
University alumni pages showing employment of their graduates:
- California Institute of Technology – Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences;
- University of Arizona – Department of Planetary Sciences;
- Cornell University – Department of Astronomy;
- University of California, Los Angeles – Department of Earth and Space Sciences; and
- Washington University in St. Louis – Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
University students, postdoctoral fellows, and employees also can access a wealth of information through their Graduate Schools, Career Centers, Teaching Centers, and other resources on campus – including information about nonacademic careers that may not be available in their science departments.
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