Applying for an Academic Position
Guides to the Academic Job Market
Becoming a Historian by Melanie S. Gustafson (2003) is a short booklet published by the AHA that offers advice about every stage of becoming a professional historian, from applying to graduate school to interviewing for an academic position, with sections on applying for fellowships and jobs, building professional relationships, and other aspects of academic life. A copy is available in the History Department.
Finding a Job
College and university positions in History are listed in:
“Employment Information,” in Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, issued monthly to members of the AHA. A copy is available in the History Department. Even more up-to-date information, in a searchable format, see the Employment Information Bulletin Online, which is available to members of the AHA.
Chronicle of Higher Education lists many jobs in History.
H-Net often includes postings of jobs before print publications.
Setting up a Job Dossier through Interfolio
Writing a Cover Letter
Compiling an Academic CV
Sample CVs: Caroline Dunn (2008), Rebecca Slitt (2009)
Writing a Dissertation Abstract
Presenting Your Teaching Credentials
Thoughts on Searching for an Academic Position, Dr. Michael Latham
Interviewing for an Academic Position
“Interviewing Strategies: Survivals at Interview,” AHA Perspectives (2002)
“Best Practices for Interviewers,” AHA Perspectives (2006)
“The Campus Visit: Passing the Brains and Lunch Test,” AHA Perspectives (2003
“Successful Interviewing,” AHA Perspectives (1989)