Doug wrote about how a faculty search is done here describing the process at Rice University. He also has tips for a faculty candidate. A must read.
I came across with this incredible page at the freewebs. Titled as CM/AMO Physics Jobs Rumor Mill, it gives basic w's for the faculty job openings and the candidates. You can find out who's hot and who's not. Learn about the opponents. I wish there was such page on chemistry jobs.
The resources for becoming a faculty are a handful but not enough (as far as I know) and varies greatly between disciplines and universities. The common sense, as I understand it, is that faculty candidate is expected to:
- Fit to the position (if specific to a certain field)
- Have an outstanding resume (that has entries from ivy league universities)
- Show perfect communication skills (required esp. for teaching)
- Be able to mix well with the current faculty
- Work hard to bring external funding
Both Jobs and Useful Information
Chronicle Careers: Excellent information and job search for higher education jobs
JobTarget.com: Very extensive and perfectly designed career central. They also offer career coaches with ample information.
Science Careers: Both finding a job and information central on especially bio related jobs
ACS Careers: Chemistry jobs for higher education as well as survival guides for junior faculty
ASM Career Center: As they advertise, "everything material" here. May worth to look at if you're at an all inclusive job hunt. Very few listings and non-academic mostly.
Just Useful information
About.com: "Getting a job after grad school" Excellent articles and case studies.
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center: Nicely designed, loaded with information
Higheredjobs.com: More useful than popular searches since focusing on MS/PhD level jobs
Nature Jobs: Surprisingly it's only for finding a job and dominated by bio & medical openings
MRS Career Central: Excellent listings for material scientists. My favorite.
Academic 360: Specifically for academia, a useful central for faculty and other highered jobs
Academic Careers Online: Rather loosely designed but an ambitious website.
And of course check these popular sites too: Monster, CareerBuilder, Hotjobs, Jobing.
There are tens of other job sites but all of those use the database of these 4 websites.
This is pretty much all that I found.
Let me know if you know some places better.