Professional Life

The AHA offers resources and guidance to all historians, in all fields of work and at all stages of their careers.


Department Chairs' Workshop

The Annual Chairs' Workshop will be held July 15-16, 2024, in person at Northwestern University in Illinois.

Online Programs for Department Chairs

Since 2020, AHA has hosted a regular series of online webinars to support the work of history department chairs.  The webinars are small group discussions facilitated by experienced department chairs on topics related to the faculty-facing, student-facing, and administrative-facing work of chairs.  Department chairs are encouraged to attend as many webinars as are of interest.   

Past Events

2022 History Graduate Student Association Workshop

Virtual Career Development Webinars

Department Chairs' Workshop

FAQs: Professional Issues

Q: Does the AHA have an official position on plagiarism and professional conduct?
A: The Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct outlines the shared values of the profession.

Q: Does the AHA have guidelines on the hiring process, tenure, and promotion?
A: In addition to the general guidelines in the Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct, the Association periodically issues best practices, reports, and guidelines on hiring, tenure, and promotion that are collected on our Ethics & Standards page.

Q: What resources does the AHA have to help with a departmental review?
A: The AHA offers this article, “How to Organize an Outside Review,” to help with a departmental review.

More FAQs

Reports of Committees and Divisions

The AHA leadership—its Council, divisions, and committees—regularly address issues of concern to the discipline. Research and reports conducted by AHA leadership can be found in this section.

Reports of Committees and Divisions