Recruitment Central

This page provides additional information about how to become an editor or advisory board member at an H-Net network and catalogs the recruitment programs and calls of H-Net’s nearly 200 topically-defined networks.

The editorial teams of these networks are the authorities over the application process, so please make sure to read their recruitment messages carefully. When a network’s current editorial team decides to bring on a new member, that member must go through a nomination, application, and certification process governed by H-Net’s Bylaws and Executive Council Policies. A network’s current editors and board members must nominate the individual and the candidate must fill out an application (see the blue buttons immediately below). All nominations are subject to review by H-Net’s Executive Council. If Council approves a nomination, the individual must then complete a brief, free online training program. Once trained, the new editor will join the network’s editorial team. H-Net recommends a two-year term for appointments and requires a six-week probationary period. Many editors and board members elect to serve for longer periods.

Contact the Associate Director of Networks or the Associate Director of Reviews at any point during the process with your questions

If you do not have a specific network that you are interested in, or do not have success reaching out to one, you should also feel invited to complete this webform to introduce yourself to our broader editorial community. It will ask you to provide contact information and then describe your general areas of interest, academic background, and mention any project ideas you had.

Recruitment Calls with Deadlines

The following networks maintain webpages outlining their recruitment interests and policies. Networks may add recruitment pages to this table by applying the category “H-Net Network Recruitment Call” to the page.

Networks Practicing Continuous Recruitment

This table lists all recent recruitment calls, which typically include an application process and deadline. The table culls information from across H-Net using the category “H-Net Network Recruitment Page”