An administrative position may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you begin your post-graduate job search, but they can offer many benefits. For one, administrative jobs allow you to stay in an academic setting without the pressure of ongoing research and teaching in pursuit of tenure.
A Range of Options
The ways in which you can apply your graduate background in an administration capacity vary widely. Want to teach? Some positions include that. Passionate about technology? There is a strong need for tech savvy as institutions plan for the future.
The work of academia involves a range of talented individuals both inside and outside of the classroom.
Explore administrative work within the academy.
Here are just a few of the areas in which a Ph.D may work in an academic setting:
- Academic Advising
- Academic Affairs
- Arts Administration
- Business and Finance
- Continuing Education
- Career Services
- Fundraising and Development
- Health & Medical Service Administration
- Human Resources
- International Services/Study Abroad
- Institutional Research
- Residential Life
- Student Affairs and Services
- Teaching and learning centers
- University Press
- Writing program and centers