There are many kinds of teaching jobs in our field: private lessons, art centers, grammar and middle schools, high schools, community college, four year college, as well as public and private schools. Some positions are more competitive than others. For most people applying for teaching positions, it can take several round of applications to be successful. Please read Kathy Kings advice about applying to teaching jobs.
- An important note: tenure track positions will always be posted, while sabbatical replacement, adjunct, and tech positions are more often filled via word-of-mouth.
- In addition to teaching positions, you may also look for tech jobs, administrative positions at art centers, designing for alternative industries (product design), or work in the clay industry. Many more artist are designing for industry than in the past.
Employment: (Formal) Teaching
Teaching at K-12 Independent Schools:
For public school positions, you most likely need to be certified to teach in that state.
Carney Sandoe & Associates
If you’re interested in working at an independent school, you’ve come to the right place. Since 1977, CS&A has helped more teachers, coaches and administrators find jobs in independent schools than any other organization in the country. Complete application in Dec for the following fall.
Educational Resources Group
Prospective candidates should know that we have no registration fee and no candidate is under any financial obligation to ERG at any time. ERG is a respected leader in private school recruitment and placement for both administrative and faculty candidates. ERG also continues our longstanding commitment to recruitment and placement of persons of color.
Teaching at Community Colleges:
CCollegeJobs.com contains a moderate size collection of faculty and administrative positions at community colleges. Users also have the opportunity to post their resume online. The site is maintained by Schindler & Associates, an executive search/organizational development firm that focuses on the community college sector.
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for over 1000 two-year degree granting institutions. The Career Line is a collection of online job announcements from the AACC Community College Times. The emphasis appears to be on upper-level administrative positions. Be careful that you don’t bookmark the actual Career Line page, the location changes with each update. Must have a membership to post resume.
Teaching at College/University:
Extensive, comprehensive, and well-organized links to academic and education job sites! Find a position in academia by searching through listings of educational institutions (listed by geography or alphabetically by name), faculty positions by discipline, and/or administrative positions by function. Replaces and improves on an old friend “Job Listings in Academia.”
Chronicle of Higher Education
Periodical, with both print and internet editions. Job postings and more. Subscription service
College Art Association
Job postings, membership required for full descriptions.
H-NET Job Guide
H-NET is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers. Site includes discussion networks, scholarly review resources, teaching resources, academic announcements, and a Job Guide. The Job Guide lists academic positions in history, humanities, social sciences, rhetoric, and composition. The H-Net Job Guide is one of H-Net’s most visible resources. The Job Guide posts academic position announcements in History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition, and serves a broad audience of administrators, faculty members, archivists, librarians, and other professionals in the humanities and social sciences. The Job Guide is fully sortable and searchable, and is available via email and the web at no cost to the job seeker.
Higher Ed Jobs
Current job listings
Academic careers online
Current job listings
AdjunctNation.com is the web site for the bi-monthly Adjunct Advocate magazine. Their JOB-LIST allows you to search for positions by application deadline, location, department, and more. The web site includes news, grants information, professional development resources and more. Requires a username and password to view job descriptions.