Jobs & Professional Development
As the primary professional association for historians in the United States, the AHA serves as the main clearinghouse for information about jobs, careers, and employment for the historical discipline. These services range from advice for the history major pondering their first job out of college to advice, information, and job listings for history PhDs.
Latest Job Postings
Missouri Southern State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track assistant professor of history beginning August 2014. We are seeking a broadly trained historian of the United States who…
The Department of History at Georgia State University is recruiting a lecturer (nontenure track, full time) to begin fall 2014, pending budgetary approval. The area of specialty is open, although the …
The University of Zurich invites applications for a professorship in global history (18th to 20th century), with a focus on Asian history. The successful candidate comes with a record of excellence in…
The Many Careers of History PhDs: A Study of Job Outcomes, Spring 2013
Earning a doctoral degree in history presents a range of choices, starting with questions about where and what to study, and how to pay for the effort. Too often those choices have to be made with a significant amount of guesswork as to their potential outcomes. As part of the American Historical Association's assessment of careers for history PhDs, the authors of this study undertook a detailed analysis of the current employment held by 2,500 history PhDs, all of whom earned their degrees between 1998 and 2009.