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Guides for graduate history students

To enhance their skills as teachers, lecturers, and seminar instructors, this guide will lead teaching assistants through the various stages of their employment from signing a work agreement and meeting with the course instructor, to first class “jitters,” marking papers and exams, and initiating seminar discussions. Individual departments and faculty interested in initiating teaching assistant workshops and seminars will find sample training programs and additional resource materials.

This site is intended to provide guidance and practical advice to graduate history students in Canadian universities and junior history professors employed in Canadian institutions. In addition to updated information and an expanded bibliography of resource materials, this second edition includes new chapters on sessional jobs, postdoctoral fellowships, becoming a public historian, and pursuing a career outside the academy.