Inside Higher Ed
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The American Historical Association (now free after setting up an account)
H-Net Job Listings
Academic Jobs Online
Job Information Networks
Books, Websites, and Blogs about the Job Market
The AHA’s “Preparing for the Job Market” Page
This page has links to information about applying for academic jobs in History; how to prepare c.v.s, cover letters, and teaching portfolios; how to interview; advice on careers in secondary schools and public history; information about foreign jobs; and spousal hiring policies.
Kathryn Hume. Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities PhDs. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
E-book accessible at the GC: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/gc/docDetail.action?docID=10135386
About half of this 200-page book is devoted to landing a tenure-track position. Three appendices contain models of job hunt documents, checklists, and resources.
Gregory Colon Semenza. Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 (rev. ed.).
E-Book accessible at the GC: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/gc/docDetail.action?docID=10135412
Semenza’s instant-classic book takes students from the first day of graduate school to the job market (chapter 12). Semenza includes some particularly helpful models for abstracts, cover letters, and teaching statements in the appendix.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Advice Blogs and Columns
The Chronicle has helpfully compiled a webpage containing advice about the academic job market. Recent posts have discussed teaching abroad and how to interview well.
The Professor is In Blog
Karen Kelsky, a formerly tenured faculty member and department chair, now runs a consulting business for graduate students and tenure candidates. Her blog, “Pearls of Wisdom,” gives free, detailed advice three times per week, often concerning the job market. She does a particularly good job of giving advice that takes gender into account; a recent blog post looked at why “Women Fail, but Men Bomb: A Special Request Post for the Guys on the Market.”
Average Salary and Demographic Information
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Salary Explorer