Graduates from the Department of History PhD program go on to careers in the academy, government, nonprofits, and the private sector. To facilitate the search process, the department annually offers workshops for it's PhD students. For Autumn 2022, the schedule is as follows: 

History Job Market Fall Workshop Schedule

All events are hybrid. Join us in person in the John Hope Franklin Room or on Zoom.

Friday October 7, 10am-11am
Introduction to the Job Market
(Steve Pincus, Bill Novak, Liz Chatterjee)
In-person: John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB 224

Friday October 14, 10am-11am
Postdocs and Fellowships
(Jonathan Lyon, Bob Richards, Yuting Dong)
In-person: John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB 224

Friday November 4, 10am-11am
Jobs Beyond the Professoriate
Marcia Walker-McWilliams (Executive Director, Black Metropolis Research Consortium)
Natalie Smith (Promotions Assistant, University of Chicago Press)
Brian Campbell (UChicago GRAD)
Moderated by Liz Chatterjee
In-person: John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB 224 (Zoom information)

Coffee and pastries will be served. Please RSVP here so we have enough food and coffee for everyone. If you have questions you’d like to submit in advance, please submit them with the RSVP


  • The Department of History's annual Placement Workshop series is open to all History PhD students and prepares students for navigating the job market, conference presentations, networking, preparation of the portfolio, job talks, and other career opportunities.
  • The Chicago Center for Teaching provides a certificate in teaching, teaching consultations, training in course design and college teaching, and an advanced fellows program.
  • The University of Chicago Graduate Office provides advising, internships, and job fairs for all Chicago graduate students and alumni. PATHS (Professional Advancement and Training for Humanities Scholars) provides additional resources for History students at all stages of their academic careers.