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NEWLY ADDED CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
  • Pandemic creates hurdles for academic job seekers: Canceled conferences, virtual interviews, and hiring freezes make the already stressful search process even more challenging, particularly for early-career researchers. In this piece from Physics Today, delve into the trials, and triumphs, of job seekers amid the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Employment and careers in physics: In this April 2020 report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center, check out a compilation of some of the most popular resources on employment for physics PhD and bachelor’s degree recipients.



  • 2019 Annual Career Issue
    Physics Today’s first annual careers issue focuses on three aspects of becoming and being a physicist: the paths that physical scientists pursue 10 years after obtaining their PhD, the case for including innovation and entrepreneurship in the undergraduate physics curriculum, and the efforts of a consortium of California colleges and universities to boost the number of women and underrepresented minorities in graduate school.

    Coming in October: 2nd Edition of Physics Today’s Annual Career Issue.



    AIP Publishing Academy
    Resources designed to help researchers navigate key topics related to publishing and peer review, openness and reproducibility of science, and gaining visibility for your research. Advance your research and your career with AIP Publishing Academy.



    Career and Professional Development Webinars
    Watch recorded webinars designed to aid scientists and engineers in their ongoing career development, moderated by a noted STEM consultant.



    Physics Today: Careers and Education
    Explore varied careers-related articles from Physics Today, the most trusted name in physics. Content includes advice articles from a STEM-careers consultant on topics such as networking, interviewing, how to write resumes and references, and career planning.



    Salary Calculator for Physics Faculty
    The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) created this tool by surveying almost 1,700 faculty members in degree-granting physics departments and those teaching physics in two-year colleges in the United States. Enter specific institutional, position, and individual characteristics to see a salary range personalized to your criteria.



    Latest Employment Data for Physicists and Related Scientists
    Review essential reports compiled by the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center about employment trends in physics and astronomy. In-depth analysis about Bachelor's, Master's, and PhDs including data on sectors and fields of employment, starting salaries, skills used, and more.



    Careers Toolbox for Undergraduate Physics Students
    This set of tools guides physics students through an exploration of career options and helps prepare them for success in the job search. Many of the tools can also be used to find internships, research positions, or even gain entrance into graduate programs. Created by the American Institute of Physics and the Society of Physics Students.



    AIP Science Policy Fellowships
    Does your passion lie in the intersection of science and government? The American Institute of Physics (AIP) maintains a robust fellowship program, with opportunities available at the U.S. Department of State or the United States Congress. Some fellowships are also linked to AIP Member Societies like AMS, APS, and OSA; click thru for complete details and to apply!



    Career Resources from the Society of Physics Students
    Whether you're a high school student considering a physics major, in the process of earning a physics Bachelors, or nearing graduation and weighing the benefits of graduate school versus joining the workforce, the Society of Physics Students (SPS) can help! Discover an array of free resources designed to assist you in making an informed decision regarding the next step in your career.



    FYI: Science Policy News
    Are you interested in the latest federal policy news as it pertains to the physical sciences? Check out FYI, a free resource to keep STEM professionals informed about the latest happenings on the Hill, including budget and bill trackers and content on a variety of key topics including how upcoming policy changes can impact employment and education.



    Inside Science
    Inside Science is an editorially independent nonprofit science news service run out of the American Institute of Physics and supported by a coalition of underwriters. Check it out for a variety of breaking news stories, features, essays, op-eds, documentaries, animations, and news videos.



    AIP History Programs
    The American Institute of Physics History Programs offer physicists and physics-enthusiasts alike a unique glimpse into the exciting timeline of the discipline. Learn about the nature and origin of developments in modern physics and their impact on society from The Center for History of Physics, or access over 30,000 photographs, over 1,000 oral history interviews, and much more available in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives.


    Document Templates and Samples
    Put your best self forward using proven document templates designed to make you stand-out to potential scientific employers.


    AIP Career Resources
    Access additional careers-related tools from the American Institute of Physics, including graduate school planning, employment data and statistics, and information for current undergraduate and graduate students.

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