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
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Project, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is seeking a historian to document the operational phase of HST, which was launched in April 1990 and remains t…
Oberlin College. Full-time, noncontinuing position beginning first semester of 2014-15 academic year. Subfields within early modern or modern periods are open. Five courses including a two-semester su…
The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University invites applications for a tenured position in the area of race, or ethnicity, and public policy. Applications are encouraged from all relevant d…
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.