History Department
History Department

Career Development

  • Imagine Ph.D.
    A free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences
  • Paula Chambers' "The Versatile PhD"
    The Versatile PhD helps universities provide graduate students with non-academic professional development. Their mission is to help graduate students and PhDs envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers.
  • American Historical Association Career Diversity for Historians
    This AHA initiative works to prepare graduate students and early-career historians for a range of career options, within and beyond the academy. The AHA and three dozen departments from around the country (including UT History) are exploring the culture and practice of graduate education and how to better support the changing needs of PhD students. Learn more about this Career Diversity initiative, access tools and resources, and learn about updates on our activities.
  • Career Diversity Advisory Committee
    Second Year: Ashley Garcia
    Third Year: David Rahimi
    Fourth Year: Alejandra Garza (AHA Career Diversity Fellow)
    Fifth Year: John Lisle
    Seventh Year: Kazushi Minami
  • Career Diversity Faculty Committee
    Erika Bsumek
    , Associate Professor of History
    Alison Frazier
    , Associate Professor of History
    Jacqueline Jones
    , Professor and Chair of the History Department; Ellen C. Temple Chair in Women’s History and Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History
    Joan Neuberger, Professor of History
    Jeremi Suri, Professor of History; Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs
  • Mellon Foundation Engaged Scholars Initiative, UT Austin
    The Engaged Scholar Initiative: A Texas Model (ESI) aims to honor the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s visionary goals of enhancing and further expanding the relationships between public universities and communities in the United States. The ESI project joins a number of The University of Texas at Austin’s programs with deep investments in community and a rich history of scholarly and civic collaboration. The Mellon Foundation’s $2 million dollar funding of the project is, in part, a tribute to The University, to institutional interdisciplinary treasures like the Humanities Institute and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and to the numerous luminary scholars, Departments, and Centers housed on campus and in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • American Historical Association’s Career Diversity Contacts
    The AHA's Career Contacts program arranges informational interviews between current PhD students (junior contacts) and history PhDs (senior contacts) who have built careers beyond the professoriate. Senior contacts work in a variety of fields, including academic administration, non-profit management, public policy, archives and libraries, K-12 teaching, as well as a range of positions in the federal government and private industry.
  • Career Development for Historians: A Symposium-- forthcoming spring 2019