The U.S. Job Market Season

By Rachel Herrmann

As an American who has moved to England, I have to admit that I find it a bit odd to see UK job postings still appearing from the coming academic year. It’s strange to me because back in the states, advertisements have already started to go up for hires that begin in the fall of 2014. I continue to read these postings (despite the fact that I’m excited to begin a history lectureship at the University of Southampton) because I think it’s a great way to keep track of popular topics in my field, and because I want to be able to offer solid advice to postgraduate students who seek it.

With these considerations in mind, I’d like to make a few suggestions to advanced postgraduates who are considering applying for jobs in the U.S.

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