________________________________________________________________ VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3 PSYCHNEWS INTERNATIONAL June 1996 ________________________________________________________________ SECTION E: Employment -- Special Section __________________________________________________________ This section is intended for listing current job openings in positions relevant to our readers. Submissions should be in the following format: 1) Position title, 2) Institution name, 3) Institution location, 4) Full description, 5) 60-character line length Send job postings to: email@example.com John M. Grohol, Psy.D., Assistant Editor(firstname.lastname@example.org) __________________________________________________________ This month, for a variety of reasons, I have decided to forgo the usual job listings and talk a bit about where one can go online to find employment resources within psychiatry, psychology, and the mental health field in general. I'd also like to take this opportunity to announce my own resignation from my position as the employment editor at PsychNews International and my new role as an associate editor. I will move to writing occasional articles for PNI and other duties as needed. This is due to professional time constraints as I expand a number of personal projects, including a future book on online psychology. The volunteer position of employment editor at PNI is now open. If you'd like to be considered for this job, please drop me a short note discussing your interests and experience in this area. My e-mail address is: email@example.com o o o There are dozens -- if not hundreds -- of places one can go to find employment resources online. Most of these resources, though, are broad, generally-oriented indicies, not specific to the mental health, academic, or professional fields. And most of them are on the Internet's World Wide Web. If you don't have access to the Web, your choices become notably more limited. Resources such as PNI and Psycoloquy, then, are invaluable for offering plain-text versions through mailing lists and newsgroup. Psycoloquy is a peer- reviewed journal which also occasionally carries job announcements. You may subscribe to the mailing list for Psycoloquy by sending a one-line e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org In your e-mail, write: sub psyc Firstname Lastname A couple of Usenet newsgroups also exist for the Web-impaired. Both misc.jobs.offered and misc.jobs.offered.entry are good newsgroups to peruse regularly. Bionet.jobs, while a little off the beaten path, can also offer an occasional glimmer of hope. And employment positions are often posted on sci.psychology.announce as well as occasionally on sci.psychology.research, sci.med.psychobiology and even sci.cognitive. Web resources, on the other hand, are wide and varied, offering the best chance of finding a potential position. Unless noted otherwise, all job databases are free to use, although sometimes they request you register with them first. Here's an abbreviated listing of some of the better ones: Academe This Week (Academic) http://chronicle.merit.edu/.ads/.links.html Classified ads of job openings from this weekly, academically-oriented newspaper, for psychology and social work. America's Job Bank (General) http://www.ajb.dni.us/ Large database of thousands of jobs, mostly clinically-oriented and administrative in the social sciences and healthcare industries. APA Monitor (Psychologists) http://www.apa.org/ads/ads.html Classified ads include both clinical and academic positions in psychology throughout the world. CareerMosaic (General) http://www.careermosaic.com/cm/usenet.html Not much found in this database, but who knows? It may have what you're looking for... Also has searching of Usenet newsgroups. CareerPath (General) http://www.careerpath.com/ Searches 10 large-city U.S. newspapers' classified ads which are online. JobLink - Mental Health Net (Field-related) http://www.cmhc.com/prof.htm#joblink A smallish listing of positions posted to a bulletin board, ranging from psychologists to professors. Also links to a listing of dozens of other Web sites, from which this list is culled. Mental Health Infosource (Psychiatry) http://www.mhsource.com/classified/practiceops.html Listing of practice opportunities for psychiatrists throughout the U.S. Also lists relevant fellowships. The Monster Board (General) http://www.monster.com/ Despite it's unusual name (or maybe because of it?), this is a large database of employment opportunities, in both practice (psychology, psychiatry and social work), and education. Online Career Center (General) http://www.occ.com/occ/ Another general database which is easy to use and brings up some useful results, mainly practitioner- oriented positions. Positions in Psychology (Psychology) http://www.anu.edu.au/psychology/PiP/pip.htm A register of a few dozen positions throughout the world, mostly in academia and North America. These are some of the most common and useful resources to examine. If you know of one that isn't listed here (or from the larger list this abbreviated version was taken from on Mental Health Net at http://www.cmhc.com/guide/pro04.htm), please drop me a short note and let me know of it. These types of resources are an excellent example of how useful online information has become. Databases that are international in scope are now easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Jobs which you may never realized existed are now at your fingertips. Good luck in your job hunting!