Career Resources Snapshot
The AAUP recently released its Annual
Report on the Economic Status of the Profession. Note especially a
supplemental data report entitled The
Employment Status of Instructional Staff Members in Higher Education, Fall 2011,
which compiles fall 2011 IPEDS data on employment status and provides breakouts
by institutional categories, gender, and race or ethnicity. This report adds to
the 2010 CAW survey
in efforts to develop comprehensive national data on working conditions,
careers, and compensation of academics in contingent appointments.
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Graduate programs should ignore the rankings and find their
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for information about the
Employment Center, sponsored by SBL and the American Academy of Religion, which
provides the opportunity for employers and those seeking employment to register
for interviews at the Annual Meetings, as well as interview facilities, job
listings, candidate credentials, and a messaging service.
Tools and Advocacy
SBL advocates on behalf of students, researchers, teachers, and others interested in biblical scholarship on issues such as secondary and postsecondary education, the academic workforce, and scholarly publishing.
The market continues to change but there are underlying constants:
- a core of faculty positions at private not-for-profit U.S.-based institutions
that are mostly tenure-track.
- Recent small uptick in entry-level and contingent positions
- Recent small downtick in upper-level positions.
- Course load for the average faculty has decreased, as has the degree to which
various skills and experiences are required by hiring institutions.
iteration of the jobs report focuses on data from January 1, 2013 through June
the full report here.
1, 2011 through December 31, 2012
1, 2001 through December 31, 2010.
SBL partners with organizations in the fields of religious, theological, and biblical scholarship that are invaluable to its members. Partners include:
By listing jobs with SBL, contributing professional development resources, informing members of organization activities, or collaborating on diverse initiatives, these organizations are shaping a broad and useful axis for the field.
If your organization is interested in partnering with SBL, please contact us
Jobs at the Annual Meeting
SBL and the American Academy of Religion have eliminated all Employment Center fees for candidates. Beginning in 2015, all active members of the American Academy of Religion or the Society of Biblical Literature who have registered for the Annual Meeting will be able to register as candidates with the Employment Center free of charge. Registered candidates will continue to be able to post their CVs on the Employment Services website for employer review and will receive an onsite edition of Employment Listings at the Annual Meetings. This decision reflects our concern to reduce the cost of interviewing onsite and to make conference attendance more affordable for our members.
For analysis of the number and types of jobs listed with SBL and AAR, check out the latest jobs report
Employment Center at the Annual Meetings
The Employment Center, sponsored by SBL and the American Academy of Religion, provides the opportunity for employers and those seeking employment to register for interviews at the Annual Meetings, as well as interview facilities, job listings, candidate credentials, and a messaging service.