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 History and Political Science Department at Illinois College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position in US history beginning fall 2014. Candidates must be able to…
Wasatch Academy, a college preparatory, co-educational, international, boarding school, is seeking a full-time faculty position in the social studies department, starting in the fall 2014. Primary dut…
Distinguished scholars in History or Political Science are invited to apply for the Wayne N. Aspinall Chair at Colorado Mesa University. For a $10,000 stipend, the visiting professor will spend three …
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.