Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the H-Net Job Guide?
A: The Job Guide posts academic position announcements in History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, Rhetoric and Composition, and serves a broad audience of administrators, faculty members, archivists, librarians, and other professionals in the humanities and social sciences. The Job Guide is fully sortable and searchable, and is available via email and the web at no cost to the job seeker. For further information see the About Job Guide page.
Q: What is the fee for posting a job ad?
A: We charge a base rate of $140 (US dollars) per ad. If you would like to ad a logo to your ad there is an additional $40 (US dollars) charge. If you would like to make your ad a featured ad there is an additional $90 charge.
Q: What types of payment do you accept?
A: H-Net accepts credit cards, checks and wire transfers.
Q: Why was my credit card declined?
A: We may not be able to tell you. To protect cardholder privacy, card issuers do not provide vendors with complete information about why a card was declined. Generally, you will have to contact your card company to get specific information about a declined transaction. However, there are some things that you can check for:
Purchasing cards or Pro cards are commonly used in institutional environments to reduce the overall cost of small transactions. Purchasing departments estimate the cost of processing a purchase order to be as high as several hundred dollars. To retain some control of expenditures, these cards are typically configured with various limits and restrictions:
Many institutions have per-transaction limits that are separate from your monthly limit.
Your card may be configured to allow transactions only with certain types of vendors. H-Net is listed as "8299 - Schools and Educational Services (Not Elsewhere Classified)".
The billing address may not match. In a university environment, it can be difficult to be sure which address is listed in the credit card company records. Is it the department address? The office address of the cardholder? The purchasing department address? Etc.
In addition, there are common mistakes that none of us like to admit making, such as typos in the card number, date or security code.
Q: Is it possible to waive the fee?
A: In very limited cases, yes. For more information on our fee waiver policy see the Job Posting Policy page.
Q: What is the submission deadline for an ad to be
A: As the H-Net Job Guide is an online publication there is no submission deadline. Once submitted your ad should appear online within 72 business hours. You may also set a posting date for the ad if you would like us to hold the ad until a specific day.
Q: Is there a word limit?
A: No, there is no word limit.
Q: How long will my ad appear online?
A: The ad will remain online until the closing date you specify. However, an ad will not remain online longer than a year.
Q: How do I submit a job?
A: You will need an H-Net profile to submit an ad. If you do not have a profile you can create one here. Once you have have completed the registration process, login to Jobs Management and select New Job from the menu.
Q: Why do I need a login?
A: By using a login process we are able to allow users access to the ads that they have submitted and make changes.
Q: How can I make changes to the text of my ad?
A: First login to the Jobs Management page, click on 'My Jobs', select the job in question, and click on 'Edit Job'. After making any desired changes, simply click on 'Update Job'.
Q: I made changes to the job description, ad text, contact
information, website, or logo of my ad, but they do are not appearing online,
why is this?
A: Changes to these fields need to be approved by H-Net staff before they will appear online. This should happen within one business day. In the meantime, your ad will remain available with the previous versions of these fields. Changes to any other fields besides the job description, ad text, contact information, website, and logo will update immediately.
Q: Can I add features to my ad after I have submitted
A: Yes, however your ad will be temporarily suspended until you process a payment for the amount of the feature(s).
Q: How do I add a logo to my ad?
A: Login to Jobs Management, click on 'My Jobs', select the job in question, click on 'Update Job'. Change the Logo field to 'Yes', and click 'Update Job'. You will be directed to a page to upload your logo. The file must be a valid JPEG, GIF, or PNG image. You will then be directed to make a payment for the logo.
Q: How do I make my ad a feature ad?
A: Login to Jobs Management, click on 'My Jobs', select the job in question, click on 'Update Job'. Change the Featured field to 'Yes', and click 'Update Job'. You will then be directed to make a payment for the feature.
Q: How do I get the advertising agency discount for my job
A: After you have created an H-Net profile, please contact H-Net staff at email@example.com with evidence of membership in the Standard Directory of Advertising Agencies, or another acceptable organization. Once your account has been flagged by H-Net staff as an advertising agency account, you will be granted a 15% discount on all new ads, including any additional features.
Q: Can I change the payment method for my ad?
A: Yes, simply login to Jobs Management, click on 'My Jobs', select the job in question, click the 'cancel' link under Transaction History, and click 'Cancel Payment'. Then click 'new transaction' and process another payment.
Q: How can I get a copy of my invoice?
A: Yes, simply login to Jobs Management, click on 'My Jobs', select the job in question, and click the 'view invoice' link under Other Information.
Q: How can I remove my ad once the position has been
A: Login to Jobs Management, click on 'My Jobs', select the job in question, click on 'Update Job'. Change the closing date to today's date, and click 'Update Job'.
Q: How can I access an ad for my university that someone
A: Please contact H-Net staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they can associate your account with the ad in question.