Careers Service

Academic career

Information and advice for PhD students on pursuing an academic career including job search and application advice

What is an academic career?

Information about different routes into an academic career

Is it right for you?

You’ll already know that the academic career route is a competitive one. There are more people doing PhDs than there are research and lectureship positions available.

Experience you need

Information and advice on the range of experience you will need if you wish to pursue an academic career.

Job search

Information and advice about the academic job search.

Academic career journeys at Edinburgh

Video and text case studies from PhD students, research staff, lecturers and Heads of School across all three Colleges at the University of Edinburgh showing the challenges and rewards of an academic career, and what can aid career progression.

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