Community by Beyond the Professoriate
Career Advice By PhDs, For PhDs

Community, by Beyond the Professoriate

The Online Career Hub for Grad Students & PhDs.


When you join the Community, you’ll find a space to talk about and explore all your career options in academia and beyond.  Ask questions, collaborate, share stories, and find support for your journey.

We provide resources for those who want to be a professor, or a professional beyond the professoriate (and those who are undecided). Members come from all academic disciplines, and range from grad students to tenured faculty who are looking to change careers.  So, wherever you're at in your career, now is the right time to join us!   


Join a Safe & Supportive Community of PhDs 

Ask questions and find solutions to the problems you’re encountering during your job search. 

Our community is a safe, supportive space. Forums are closed to non-members and moderated by the Beyond the Professoriate Community Manager.


Attend Live Career Seminars and Panels

Members attend career panels to hear first hand how PhDs from STEM, humanities, and social science disciplines build non-faculty careers in business, industry, non-profits, public sector, and higher education. 

Discover possibilities and learn strategies for career success beyond the professoriate. New content added monthly.


Access On-Demand Videos

Learn anytime, anywhere. 

Hour-long videos covering important aspects of the PhD job search and career exploration process, like resume writing, networking, and interviewing.  

Academic job seekers can find resources on specific topics of the faculty job search. 

Career panels & PhD Interviews to help you imagine new possibilities for your own job search.

Members watch new videos for free for 14 days. Rent past seminars or panels for only $9. New videos added monthly.


Connect with Members 

Connect, share, learn, and take action to move your career forward.  

Join virtual meet-ups and to share and learn job search strategies.   Discussions are held twice a month and hosted by co-founders Jennifer Polk, PhD, and L. Maren Wood, PhD.

NEW! Once a month open discussions for academic job seekers, led by a guest faculty member.  Starting in November. 


Become a Member Today

When you join, you'll create a quick profile, upload a picture, and tell us a bit about yourself. You can connect with other members and "follow" topics of interest.  Some of our members love the online community and actively engage in conversations; others prefer to lurk. It's your choice. Membership is just US $9.99 /month. 


By becoming a member, you agree to our Terms of Use.  These are separate from the terms of use set out by Mighty Network. 

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