Employment & Careers
Stepping Away from the Job
James Grossman | Apr 12, 2022If you're already doing what you love, what are the benefits of retiring?
Exploring Systemic Racism and the AHA
Angela D. Dillard and Katherine L. French | Nov 23, 2021During a client-based research seminar, graduate students researched the history of the AHA's leadership, annual meetings, and legitimation of scholarship.
A Winding Road to Finding My Niche
Emily Joan Elliott | Oct 7, 2021Trying a number of different jobs helped Emily Joan Elliott find the right career after she finished her PhD in 2019.
From PhD to Policy
Brandon Kirk Williams | Oct 6, 2021How do you get from a history PhD to a postdoc in cybersecurity? Brandon Kirk Williams shares his path.
Ashley E. Bowen | Oct 4, 2021Navigating a career transition, even a desired move into a new field, can be distressing and isolating.
Letters of Recommendation and Open Records Legislation
Rita Chin | Apr 21, 2021Open records laws and the rapid dissemination of information through social media can shift the landscape of peer evaluation.
The Business of Applied History
Caroline Morris and Jack Fiorini | Apr 8, 2021The transition from academic to brand historian offered several intellectual and professional benefits to two historians at Heritage Werks.
Choose Your Professional Path
Courtney E. Thompson | Feb 10, 2021A "Choose Your Path" assignment structure encourages graduate students to explore their professional interests while completing historical research.
The 2021 AHA Jobs Report
Dylan Ruediger | Jan 20, 2021The higher education faculty job market for historians grew a modest 0.9 percent in 2019–20, fueled by a 7 percent rise in tenure-track positions.
Women Historians in Academia
Patricia Albjerg Graham | Nov 13, 2020Fifty years after the 1970 Rose Report, Patricia Albjerg Graham reflects on the need for the Committee on the Status...