Job Opportunities

Current jobs

The University of Cambridge (Girton College) is inviting applications for a Research Fellowship starting in the academic year 2017-2018 and tenable for three years following. This year’s competition is in Architecture, Economics, Human Geography, Law, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, and Theology. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university and of any age, but it is intended to support those at the earliest stage of their academic career. More information here.

The usual suspects – places to look

The majority of UK based academic jobs are posted on jobs.ac.uk.

You should also sign up to Crit Geog Forum and other mailing lists (see our favourites here), as many HE institutions worldwide will send adverts around.

The Guardian Higher Education jobs is also an excellent place to get started for UK jobs!

Also make sure you have an Academia.edu and/or a ResearchGate account, as many jobs will be posted on here, and you can get tailored jobs sent to your inbox!

Geography Jobs which does as the name suggests and allows you to search for jobs specifically relevant to geography, in academia and beyond!

However, not every job opportunity will find it’s way to one of these three places! So we have scoured the internet for some other options (including international ones). Please be aware, that postdoctoral opportunities and funding can be found on our Funding Opportunities page.

RGS Careers Page

The RGS has collated a wide variety of jobs which would be attractive to geography graduates which can be found here. The page covers jobs in environment and sustainability, geographical techniques, physical systems and settlement; and development, global issues, society and business.

UK-Based Academic Job Search Pages

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships offer 50% of salary to undertake research.

H-Net post jobs in the fields of History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition.

 International Academic Job Search Pages

Academics.de (Germany)                          AcademicTransfer (Netherlands)

European Commission Fellowships

Places to search for non-academic jobs

If you’re looking for jobs beyond academia, it is strongly suggested that you make a LinkedIn profile, as this is a great platform to network and find jobs. You can search for jobs without a profile, but will not be given full information without signing up.

The Civil Service job search site, which is always looking for postgraduates.

The Science Museum Group posts jobs for the Science Museum Groups (including the National Railway Museums).

University of Leicester’s Museum Studies Jobs Desk page is ‘the UK’s most extensive free vacancy listing source for museums and galleries’. Note, many of these are voluntary positions.

Ambitious Futures is a programme aimed for those interested in moving into University management roles.

The National Trust‘s job site often posts management roles which may be suitable for postgraduates.