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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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January 10, 2017
Professors say even introductory courses should make students think like historians.
January 9, 2017
Scholars debate what his election means, whether efforts to band together as a discipline to oppose him were wrong and what the future may hold for their field.
January 6, 2017
Historians push for more teamwork even as many feel it won’t help them earn tenure.
September 6, 2016
From 2012-13 to 2014-15, undergraduate enrollments fell by 7.6 percent, survey finds.
August 18, 2016
In the midst of a traumatic and turmoil-filled year, people seem to be crying out for historical perspective, writes Jason Steinhauer. But can that help save the profession?
July 20, 2016
Should an HBCU founded by black Civil War veterans shutter its history department, against the recommendation of a faculty committee?
March 9, 2016
Author discusses new book on the evolution of the modern university.
February 12, 2016
Author discusses his new book, explaining his discipline and the work professors do.
February 5, 2016
Openings are down and the number of new Ph.D.s in the field far outpaces available positions, report finds.
January 12, 2016
Is history really future studies in reverse? Panel at recent gathering of historians' association makes case for teaching the future.

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