The American Historical Association (AHA) has released a new report on jobs for historians. The AHA normally issues its job reports in January each year, but has decided to shift the annual report to September, at the beginning of the hiring cycle.
The AHA reports that “The number of positions advertised with the American Historical Association during academic year 2013–14 was 7 percent lower than it was in 2012–13. This is the second year in a row that the number of jobs has fallen. The 2013–14 total of 638 is still higher than the nadir of 569 jobs reached in 2009–10, but is still far from the pre-recession peak of 1,064 positions advertised in 2007–08.”
The distribution of job openings by geographic field is always important.
This data is based on the AHA’s own job ads and those posted on H-Net.
The data for the 2013-2014 hiring cycle shows 82 tenure-track Assistant Professor openings in European history, along with 28 Visiting Assistant Professorships, and 23 lectureships.
The full jobs report is available at the AHA Perspectives online.