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.



Overview of the Application Process

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.

Join us: Become an H-Pennsylvania editor / discussion moderator!

Join our Crew!  Volunteer with H-Pennsylvania!

H-Pennsylvania is eager to collaborate with scholars in our field of study. If you haven't done so, please take time to acquaint yourself with our various activities. We are run by an all-volunteer academic editorial team that offers flexible scheduling and opportunities to work collaboratively with people in your field and to design and develop academic projects.

Join Our Crew!

Dear H-Asia Members,

If you have ever thought about joining H-Asia's volunteer staff, please consider taking a look at a page we have recently created:

It is also available on our main menu, where it will permanently reside.  It describes the benefits of volunteering with us, our recruitment policies, and some projects that we hope to develop. We will update this page periodically with additional projects and positions. Enjoy!

Greetings from the Book Reviews Editor and a call for reviewers

Hello H-Mappers!

I am Katie Parker, the Books Reviews Editor for H-Maps. This message marks the official launch of our reviews program, which will look at books, special issues of journals, edited collections, conferences, lectures, and other events that are relevant to map scholarship. 

H-Early-America seeks new editors

H-Early-America is seeking 2-3 new editors to work with the current editorial team to expand the network's reach and activities.  We are particularly interested in hiring (1) an editor to compile a biweekly or monthly round-up of significant news items, journalism, and blog posts related to early American history; and (2) a second book review editor to work with the current book review editor to expand the stream of book reviews on H-Early-America.  We also welcome proposals for other ongoing projects.  


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”