The following article is posted by our friends at the Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History:

About that AHA Jobs Chart

Here at American Revolution History, we believe that the larger issue here is placing too much emphasis on PhD education in history, and not in the education of the American public.  While it is commendable for historians to pursue a PhD in history to land a position at a top-tier research university, public education programs and outreach are more important than attaining tenure for the sake of getting publishing contracts.