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.

Career Diversity for Historians

Career Diversity

The AHA seeks to expand the occupational presence of humanists beyond the academy by broadening the professional options that students commonly imagine for themselves and aspire to. Broadening employment prospects for holders of doctorates in history will at once enhance the employment opportunities of PhD historians and expand the influence of historical thinking across society.  

Career Diversity for Historians

Department Advocacy Toolkit

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What do students learn in history? What is the value of a degree in history? The AHA has assembled this toolkit to help departments, administrators, advisers, and students navigate the AHA's library of resources in order to better articulate the value of studying and majoring in history. If you're looking for data, personal narratives, or department strategies, this guide is for you. 

Department Advocacy Toolkit

Department Chairs Workshop

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Are you facing the professional challenge of serving as department chair?

From July 19-23, 2021, the AHA will offer our third annual Chairs’ Workshop virtually via Zoom. Drawing on topics from our in-person workshop, our virtual workshop will feature small group conversations (capped at 10) facilitated by experienced department chairs and AHA elected leadership. 

Department Chairs Workshop