Listed below is a collection of external job openings (both full-time and part-time) around the New Jersey area and beyond. These openings are listed on a rolling basis, and they will remain available for one month after their initial posting or when the hiring period closes. If you are aware of an external job opportunity, particularly relevant to theological vocations, and would like to share it with the Drew Theological School community, please fill out this form which is being used to organize and keep track of all vocational submissions. If there are any problems or there is need for clarifying questions, please feel free to reach out to the Theo Program Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For current students seeking employment opportunities at Drew University, we recommend looking at opportunities listed in On-Campus Employment. For international students interested in working off-campus, please also consult the resources at the International Student and Scholar Services Department.
Drew University's Center for Career Development
The Center for Career Development also provides access to an online database of career opportunities through Handshake, which can connect you to over hundreds of job listings in various fields. If you are interested in pursuing the options or aide from the Center for Career Development, please reach out to Christopher Carbone (email@example.com) and/or Gwen DeBenedetto (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
External Job Opportunities In and Beyond New Jersey
Academic Job Boards
Drew University recommends that our students and graduates use Interfolio, a well known and widely used online credentials service, for their dossier needs. Among other programs, Interfolio offers a secure dossier service, acting as a third-party depository for letters of recommendation, writing samples, curriculum vitae and other pertinent documents, for their clients. Upon request, Interfolio will deliver the dossier to the requested institution by either electronic or hard copy. Express delivery options are available. Clients are able to track the progress of their request, and confirm shipment of the documents.
Information regarding the full complement of Interfolio services can be found on their website, www.interfolio.com. Specific information regarding the Dossier services can be found here. Pricing information is found here.
Students and alumni/ae wishing to transfer their dossier files to Interfolio must first open an account with Interfolio. Then contact the Office of Graduate Academic Services in order to request that documents be sent to Interfolio. We will send your documents to Interfolio for scanning on your behalf, and the files will be available in your Interfolio account online after processing. Alumni/ae are strongly encouraged to ensure that up-to-date documents are included in their dossier files at the time of transfer.
Please contact email@example.com with questions or concerns.
Career Bibliography for Recent PhD Graduates
The GDR Office of Admissions and Placement has assembled this list of materials in order to provide a variety of perspectives on key professional concerns for recent PhD graduates. We hope to make a selection of them available on reserve in the Rose Memorial Library in the near future. Current students are encouraged to review these materials early in their program to begin preparing for work beyond Drew.
Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004.
Barnes, Sandra L. On the Market: Strategies for a Successful Academic Job Search. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007.
Belcher, Wendy Laura. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2009.
Boice, Robert. Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing. Stillwater, Okla.: New Forums Press, 1990.
Brookfield, Stephen D. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 1995.
Brooks, David. “Meeting the Editors.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 9, 2011. [Advice on meeting with acquisitions editors at conferences, from a grad student perspective.]
Chronicle of Higher Education. “Faculty Salary Explorer” (April 11, 2011).
Fink, L. Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Germano, William. Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books. 2nd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Gulliver, Katrina. “Conducting the International Job Search.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 18, 2011.
Heiberger, Mary Morris and Julia Miller Vick. The Academic Job Search Handbook. 4th ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
Hume, Kathryn. Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities Ph.D.s. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Johnson, W. Brad. Write to the Top! How to Become a Prolific Academic. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Luey, Beth. Revising Your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
Mangum, Teresa. “Composing the CV.” Inside Higher Ed (September 16, 2009).
“Views of the Classroom.” Inside Higher Ed (October 28, 2009). [Advice on composing a teaching philosophy]
Stevens, Dannelle D. Introduction To Rubrics: An Assessment Tool To Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning. Stylus Publishing, 2004.
Weimer, Maryellen. Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
Woolf, Eliza. “Standing out from the Herd.” Inside Higher Ed (October 13, 2010). [A top-ten list on brushing up for the fall job season]
Zerubavel, Eviatar. The Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Online References in Graduate and Theological Education
- The Chronicle of Higher Education (full access available through Drew University Library)
- Inside Higher Ed (Especially, visit Teresa Mangum’s column, “Academic Career Confidential,” for a series of advice articles on preparing for the job market and interviewing.)
- Religious Studies News (AAR membership and login required)
- Religion Dispatches (“a daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today”)
- The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere (blog sponsored by the Social Science Research Council)
- Spiritual Politics (“a blog on religion and American political culture” of the Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Trinity College)
- Tenured Radical (Reflections on the academic profession, including numerous insightful entries on the academic job search, conference interviews, search committee dynamics, and the regular practices of the higher education profession. Written by Claire Potter, Professor of History and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.)
- Where to Find Information on Non-academic Careers (published by the Chronicle of Higher Education)