Annual Meeting

1995 AHA Job Register

AHA Staff, December 1994

In accordance with AHA policy, which supports open listing of employment opportunities, the annual meeting Job Register facility will be open to all annual meeting participants.

Location

The main Job Register facility will be located in the Southeast Exhibit Hall of the Chicago Hilton. Suites also will be located in the Chicago Hilton.

Job Register Hours

Thursday, January 5, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.

Friday, January 6, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday, January 7, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday, January 8, 9 a.m.–12 noon

The Job Register facility adheres strictly to opening and closing times. No exceptions are made.

Position Announcements

Handouts will be available containing notices of openings according to geographic location and fields of specialization. Some departments announcing positions will not interview but will provide an address for further inquiries from interested candidates. Positions scheduled for interviews at the Job Register have generally appeared as job advertisements in a fall issue of Perspectives.

Interviewing Outside the Job Register

The Association urges all interviewing institutions to use the Job Register facilities for all interviews. In those cases when the Job Register facilities are not used, it is the responsibility of the candidate and the interviewer to make their own arrangements for the interview. As interviewing outside the Job Register is against AHA policy, the Job Register staff will not collect c.v.'s or keep track of room assignments of nonparticipating institutions.

If an interviewer or interviewee cannot make an interview that was arranged independently of the Job Register, s/he should leave a message at the Message Center in the AHA registration area.

Prearranged Interviewing at the Job Register

After advertising their positions in Perspectives, many institutions will contact selected candidates to prearrange interviews at the Job Register. Interviewees need not check in with Job Register staff before their prearranged interview, but may proceed directly to the interviewer's table or suite.

How to Arrange Interviews at the Meeting

1) Read Job Register handout. Handouts provided at the annual meeting list all noninterviewing and interviewing position openings of institutions participating in the Job Register. There will also be bulletin boards where late-breaking announcements and other notices will be posted. Candidates should review the positions for which they are qualified and determine when they are available to interview.

2) Submit c.v.'s for positions of interest at school folder tables. Job Register staff will collect candidate c.v.'s at school folder tables, where the folders for each interviewing institution will be located. Folders will be set up according to the geographic location that the interviewing institution falls into—Northeast, Southeast, etc. Candidates should submit one c.v. with an attached message sheet (provided by Job Register staff) for each position for which they would like to interview.

3) Set up individual folder. Proceed to the job candidate folder tables, where Job Register staff will set up individual folders. Interviewing institutions will either contact interviewees directly or leave messages in candidate folders. Job candidates should check their folders periodically for messages.

Important: Candidates should come prepared with a sufficient supply of c.v.'s, notepaper, and writing implements. Please do not rely on copying devices in the hotel—the prices are often high, and the lines quite long.

Although many institutions may find they are overwhelmed with responses to their job listing, the AHA strongly urges schools to at least acknowledge the receipt of all c.v.'s. Such an action demonstrates professional courtesy and recognizes the efforts of fellow historians in a tight job market. C.v.'s and message forms may be returned to individual job candidate folders.

The AHA Job Register, because of its size, can be confusing and stressful. We strongly recommend that institutions and candidates prearrange all interviews before the annual meeting.