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
Oberlin College. Full-time, noncontinuing position beginning first semester of 2014-15 academic year. Subfields open. Five courses including one-semester survey of American history before the end of R…
The Department of History at Lafayette College invites applications for a two-year visiting position in the history of Africa (including North Africa). The successful candidate will teach introductory…
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson in the History Department at Princeton University seeks an assistant or associate editor to join its staff. Under the direction of General Editor James P. McClure and 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.