The time of year to apply for jobs is around the corner. As classes are starting in two months, universities will begin the process of hiring for the following school year. Last year I found a number of jobs that didn’t require a PhD in hand, but it was strongly implied that they were desired.
I would guess I applied for around 20 jobs, with two or three fitting my optimal qualifications. It is hard to find a job in Near Eastern Archaeology and so I have had to cast a wide net, including positions in Old Testament and Anthropology as those have both been focuses of my studies.
This year I am much closer to being finished with my dissertation and hopefully will have a better chance of landing a job for the following year, here’s hoping. Until then its time to find a regular job…and finish the dissertation, of course.