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
  • 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