Annual Meeting Job Center

Search Committee Reservations

Search committee reservation forms for the 2019 Job Center are available now (select the button labeled “Job Center Reservation Form.”)

There are two ways to reserve suites for interviewing: through the AHA Job Center and through the hotels. Job Center rooms are reserved first-come, first-served in half-day ($100) and full-day ($175) increments from 8 AM to 5 PM. The rooms have a conference table and chairs (no bed will be visible). Prepayment by credit card is required; 20% discount for AHA institutional members.

Alternatively, institutions can reserve guest suites in the AHA’s hotel bloc in which they would sleep in the bedroom and then use the parlor for interviews. This allows for greater flexibility and time to conduct interviews. More information and contact details for these reservations are available on the Hotels and Travel page.

Job Center tables, located in the Hilton Chicago, Stevens Salon D, are free. They will be in a ballroom, separated by drape.

To help decrease confusion for candidates, we ask that all search committees inform the Job Center of their interview locations.

Note that the reservation forms are only intended for search committees. Job candidates do not have to sign up for the Job Center in advance. Most of the jobs will be advertised in the AHA Career Center during the fall.

If you have any questions please contact Liz Townsend.

2019 Job Center Information

The Job Center provides institutions and candidates with facilities and administrative support for position interviewing during the AHA annual meeting. You must present a 2019 AHA annual meeting badge to participate in the Job Center or visit the Exhibit Hall. More information about the meeting, including registration, housing, and the Program, can be found on the AHA’s website.


Free Job Center interviewing tables will be in the Hilton Chicago, Stevens Salon D. Job Center interview rooms, available for a fee, will be located in the Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton. The Information Booth will be at Registration in the Hilton Chicago, Stevens Salon B. (Keys for rooms arranged through the Job Center may be picked up at the Information Booth. Do not ask hotel staff for room keys.)

Interviews will also take place in privately arranged suites in various hotels. These locations should be reported to AHA staff so we can provide job candidates with information should they need it. Interview locations will be listed in the AHA's annual meeting app, and will be updated as soon as AHA staff is informed of any changes.

Job Center Hours

Rooms will be available Thursday, January 3, 1:00–5:00 PM; Friday and Saturday, January 4 and 5, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM; and Sunday, January 6, 8:00 AM–12:00 PM. Interview tables will be open Thursday, January 3, 12:00–6:00 PM; Friday and Saturday, January 4 and 5, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM; and Sunday, January 6, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM. (Please note: The Career Fair will take place in the Hilton Chicago's Stevens Salon D on Saturday from 1–4 PM. You are welcome to hold informational interviews at a Career Fair table.)


The AHA is committed to providing equal access to all participants. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact Liz Townsend with your requests by December 15, 2018.

Arranging Interviews


After advertising their positions in the AHA Career Center, institutions will contact selected candidates to prearrange interviews at the Job Center.

Institutions must prearrange specific times with interviewees. Please do not simply tell interviewees to contact you at the meeting to set up a time. It is less stressful for all concerned if interview times are set up and confirmed before the annual meeting.

We are no longer collecting CVs. If you have open slots and wish to arrange for interviews onsite, we can list your contact information in the meeting app and on the AHA website and interested candidates can communicate directly with you. We strongly urge that all interview slots be prearranged before the meeting, preferably at least 21 days in advance so candidates have time to arrange for travel.


Candidates with prearranged interviews in a room may proceed directly to the specified room at the assigned time. If the prearranged interview is at a table, candidates will need to check in 10 minutes prior to their interview at the Candidate Check-In Booth in the Hilton Chicago's Stevens Salon D, and wait to be called. If the location is unknown, the Information Booth may have more information.

Candidates and interviewers alike should review the AHA’s Guidelines for the Hiring Process before the annual meeting. It sets out the rights and responsibilities of everyone involved in the job search to ensure fairness and prevent abuses.

Noninterviewing Positions and Late Notices

Noninterviewing job announcements, including contact information, can be listed in the meeting app and on the AHA website. If you wish to post an announcement, e-mail before the meeting or speak to staff at the annual meeting Information Booth.

See also the AHA’s hiring guidelines; sexual harassment policy; job advertising policy; statement on spousal hiring; and resources for job candidates and search committees.