Updated for 2023
Establishing your online academic presence is still as important now as it was in the past, but going into 2023 there are newer, quicker, and cheaper ways to own your digital portfolio and create a personal academic website.
If you’re here because you want two create your academic website quickly and for free, then check out our tool Scholr, which we consider to be the quickest and easiest way to create a personal page as an academic in 2023. Scholr is a linktree-type service for academics. Instead of creating an entire new website, it lets you sign post to all of your personal and research profiles online, and share them with one easy link (scholr.me/ross). It’s easy, and free!
If you just want some inspiration then the following list has examples of from PhD students and established academics that have made their websites through several different methods.
1. Sonali Singh – Scholr
2. Nikita Ghodke – Research Assistant
3. Dr Samantha Fecich – Professor
4. Thomas Gültzow – Assistant Professor
5. Meaghan Gade – PhD Candidate
6. Matouš Elphick – Undergrad
7. Nikoloz Sirmpliatze – PhD Student
8. Lee Taber – PhD Candidate
9. Nathan Constantine-Cooke – PhD Candidate
I hope you found this list of personal academic website examples useful. As you can tell they all vary greatly in design and complexity, but ultimately they all achieve the goal they’ve set out. If you Google any one of the names above, the first result will be the website listed here. Isn’t that something?
By owning your own domain, and creating your own website, you have complete control of your online identity. You can show as much or as little as you like and be confident that the first page anyone gets to when they search for you will be yours. None of the academics above need to wait to release any information about themselves, they don’t have to worry about the sites being outdated or showing the wrong information, when they move on in their careers there’s no concern about losing those valuable links and data.
It’s so important to establish your academic website as early as possible in your career – especially before you publish you first paper. As soon as anyone starts searching for you, it’s almost already too late.