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Bar charts showing tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and other history job listings over the years.
Aug 31, 2022
New report from the American Historical Association shows that job ads, a proxy for faculty hiring, declined dramatically in 2020–21 but have started to rebound. The long-term outlook remains sobering.

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April 6, 2020
The American Historical Association and several peer organizations in a new statement urge institutions that employ historians to be flexible and humane during COVID-19. The statement calls for clarity regarding any changes to faculty review, reappointment and tenure processes, and for only optional delays to individual personnel actions, such as tenure clocks.
February 13, 2020
History jobs report indicates that the market may be stabilizing and could do so further as the number of new Ph.D.s continues to decline.
January 27, 2020
Contingent Magazine had a lot of doubters when it debuted 12 months ago. But it's still going strong and earning a reputation as a place where historians can engage the public with the ideas that have always interested them.
January 7, 2020
Historians approve an anti-ICE resolution but vote down anti-Israel proposals at their annual meeting. They also show support for nontenured colleagues.
January 6, 2020
Should more historians weigh in on current policy debates? Panelists at historians' annual gathering say yes.
December 3, 2019
Author discusses her book on the failure of American universities to rescue scholars seeking to flee Nazi Germany.
December 2, 2019
But don't expect the controversy to end any time soon.
September 13, 2019
Columbia says a historian's acclaimed book on North Korea was plagiarized, and its publisher says it's been taken out of print.
September 9, 2019
American Historical Association ends annual meeting interviews and American Economic Association ends single hotel room interviews.
May 15, 2019
Historian at U of Minnesota "celebrates" tenure with a scathing critique of her governing board's recent actions against a building-renaming proposal. She says she couldn't have risked these statements without job security.

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