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
St. Mary's University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in ancient history in a small department requiring great teaching versatility. PhD in history and substantial teac…
The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the family and intimate relations. American Culture Studies f…
The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in inequality and identity. American Culture Studies fosters cro…
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.