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Applying for an Academic Position


Visit Guides to the Academic Job Market for more information. 

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 News magazine 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)