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  • Adjunct Professors: Jobs Are Low on Pay and Health Benefits With High COVID Risk

    If colleges move forward with in-person instruction for the coming semester, adjunct professors will likely play a greater role in teaching students in the classroom. But they often have little institutional support — in terms of health insurance or other benefits — even during this public health crisis.



  • Legendary FSU History Professor Jim Jones Dies

    "Jim used to laugh that students would approach him to say that he’d taught their parents, to which Jim would reply, ‘and how’s your grandmother/grandfather, whom I also taught?’"



  • Remaking Ethnic Studies

    Recognizing a rift between the words written on a chalkboard and the society that lies outside the classroom door, students are increasingly pushing for a course of study that allows them to learn about traditionally underrepresented figures and reckon with concepts of oppression and justice.



  • From Associate to Full Professor

    by Keisha N. Blain

    Although securing tenure and tenure-track jobs has received great attention lately, it is important that historians from underrepresented groups successfully pursue promotion to full professorship in their institutions to diversify leadership in the profession. 



  • When Will Universities Reward Teaching?

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    In 1990, Stanford president Donald Kennedy boldly admitted that his university had neglected teaching in favor of research. Universities have not heeded that warning.



  • What If Colleges Don’t Reopen Until 2021?

    "John Thelin, a University of Kentucky professor and the author of the definitive 'History of American Higher Education,' told me that he’s never seen anything like the dual crisis colleges are facing right now."



  • Don’t Forget About Graduate Students

    by Nadirah Farah Foley

    Our labor sustains colleges’ educational mission. Now it’s time for universities to sustain us.



  • Is Art History Becoming Too Woke?

    by Bendor Grosvenor

    After Yale made the decision to pull its course "Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present," historian Bendor Grosvenor takes a look at the influence of political correctness on art history. 



  • AHA Publishes 2020 Jobs Report

    by Dylan Ruediger

    New History PhDs Awarded Continue to Decline as Academic Job Market Remains Flat