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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 29, 2005
Jonathan Bean is a popular professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- even though his libertarian politics don't always coincide with his students' views. A historian, he was just named Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts.
April 22, 2005
A faculty review at North Dakota State U. found no basis for charges against a historian.
April 5, 2005
A scholar analyzes the state of instruction in American history survey courses – and finds them heavily reliant on textbooks.
April 4, 2005
A graduate student brings charges of bogus citations and plagiarism against a professor, and guess who loses her job?
April 4, 2005
Fairleigh Dickinson U. finds that Western Civilization was being taught by a leader of the National Socialist Movement. 
March 17, 2005
Columbia prizes honor works on antebellum Virginia, race and the Supreme Court, and Southern intellectualism.
February 17, 2005
The internment of Japanese Americans in World War II remains a shameful episode in American history. In From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II (University of Illinois Press), Allan W. Austin focuses on a positive event during the internments. More than 4,000 college students were allowed to leave the camps to enroll in colleges -- provided that the colleges would accept them and were not on the West Coast.
February 16, 2005
Honoring a labor boycott, the Organization of American Historians is moving its annual meeting from San Francisco to San Jose.
January 10, 2005
2 papers dispute the conventional wisdom about a recent series of scandals involving historians.

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