Graduate Programs

Job Resources for the Graduate Student in History

Below are some resources you can use to look for jobs in academia as well as outside of the academy. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a good place to start thinking about what you want to do with your degree.

American Historical Association - Career Diversity for Historians

Academic Job Listings

American Historical Association's Perspectives
The job ads published in Perspectives can only be accessed by members, but the publication has great articles on the job market and the historical profession that can be accessed by non-members.

H-Net Job Guide
H-Net is a resource available free of charge to all, searchable by major geographic fields as well as by posting dates. Most history jobs published elsewhere are also published on H-Net.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle lists jobs in all fields of higher education.

Non-Academic Career Options

Perspectives on History:  No More Plan B
By Anthony T. Grafton and Jim Grossman

Perspectives on History: Plan C
By Anthony T. Grafton and Jim Grossman

New York Times:  Repurposed Ph.D.
By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

Non-Academic Job Listings

Beyond Academe
This web site was created by a historian who left academia. It offers advice to Ph.D.s who want to consider alternatives to academic careers.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
This website lists museum and archive-related positions in the United States and abroad.

National Archives and Records Administration Careers
This site lists job opportunities with the National Archives and Records Administration.

The Versatile PhD
This listserv offers advice about nonacademic careers for those with PhDs in the humanities and social sciences.

Rachel Maddow 
Rachel says "History is King" when it comes to hiring people on her show.