Author Archives: Liz Townsend

About Liz Townsend

Coordinator, Professional Data and Job Center. Liz is responsible for the employment section online and in Perspectives on History; edits the Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians; and manages the annual meeting Job Center. Liz also maintains the Directory of Dissertations in Progress and the Directory of Doctoral Programs. Changes to either of these web-based directories can be sent to her attention throughout the year.

2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

The Malleable PhD at the 2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 annual meeting will feature several opportunities to promote broader thinking about careers for history PhDs, including a Career Fair, a series of sessions on the Malleable PhD sponsored by the AHA Professional Division, and an all-day workshop

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Fall Job Ads Now Online

For those looking to get an early start on the job search for the 2014–15 academic year, many ads that will appear in the fall issues of Perspectives on History are now being posted online.

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Job Center Participants Report Positive Experience

The 2013 Job Center was a positive experience for the large majority of participants, according to 104 job candidates who responded to our annual survey. Over 86 percent reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their interviews, while

Job Searches at the AHA Annual Meeting

AHA Job Center, 127th Annual Meeting

Search committees conducted interviews for over 154 positions at the 2013 AHA annual meeting, almost matching last year’s total of 160. The number of searches slipped a bit, which is typical in smaller meeting