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Endowed Chair, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History | University of Pittsburgh/History Department - added Jun 29
US - PA - Pittsburgh, Endowed Chair. The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an endowed chair, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History. The appointment will begin with the fall term 2…
Assistant professor in colonial and/ or post-colonial West or East African history | Yale University, Department of History - added Jun 26
US - CT - New Haven, Submit letter of application, C.V., statement of research interests, a teaching statement or sample syllabus, a chapter length writing sample prepared for blind reading, and thre…
US - RI - Providence, Environmental history. The Department of History and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society seek to hire an environmental historian. We invite applications from cand…
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.
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