Job and Career Center
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 profession. 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.
For the history major, we offer Careers for History Majors, a short guide to some of the job prospects for anyone wondering what they can do with a BA in the field.
For those interested in continuing their studies further and entering the ranks of professional historians, we offer Careers for Students of History. This site, co-sponsored with the National Council on Public History, and authored by faculty and students in the Public History Program at the University of South Carolina, discusses employment options in the classroom, museums, the publishing industry, archives, historic preservation, and government.
For the aspiring history PhD, the AHA offers detailed information about where and how to apply to history PhD programs and an annual Job Center. AHA members also enjoy access to the most comprehensive list of current job listings in the field.
We welcome advice and suggestions on other areas of information we might include, or improvements we could make to this site. Please send comments to Liz Townsend, AHA coordinator, Job Center and professional data.
Interfolio—support to job seekers in managing application materials and to search committees overwhelmed with applications, available to indivudual AHA members
Versatile PhD—a confidential web-based resource that aims to prepare PhDs and ABDs for careers outside academia, available to indivudual AHA members
Perspectives on History articles on the academic job market and the employment of historians
Last Updated: April 26, 2013 5:27 PM