History Department
History Department

Career Development

  • Professional Development and Career Diversity at AHA18
    The American Historical Association’s annual meeting is rich with opportunities to hone your job search skills, expand your professional network and learn more about the many career options available to historians. Whatever the stage of your career search, and whether you are interested in jobs within or beyond the academy (or both), there is a workshop, panel session, or networking event for you at AHA18. Read more and view the program here.
  • College of Liberal Arts Career Services for Graduate Students
    Graduate Students and the Non-Academic Job Search
  • American Historical Association Career Diversity for Historians initiative
    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.
  • 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.
  • Career Diversity Symposium 2018
    SAVE THE DATE! March 1-2, 2018
    Program and information forthcoming
    View the Career Diversity Symposium 2017 program
  • Career Diversity Advisory Committee
    First Year: Alyssa Peterson
    Second Year: Ahmed Deidan de la Torre
    Third Year: Alejandra Garza
    Fourth Year: Stefanie Carter
    Fifth Year: Guangji Hu
    Sixth Year: Kazushi Minami
  • Career Diversity Faculty Committee
    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
    Jeremi Suri, Professor of History; Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs
  • 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.

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