Graduate Job Placement

Graduate students in English have performed strongly on the academic job market and in recent years have secured tenure-track positions at institutions nationwide and internationally, including:

  • Georgia Southern University

  • Lehman College, CUNY

  • Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

  • University of Virginia

  • University of Colorado Boulder

  • University of Utah

  • Syracuse University (x2)

  • Loyola University of Chicago

  • St. Norbert College

  • Macalaster College

  • University of Vermont

  • University of South Carolina

  • University of Connecticut

  • Indiana State University

  • Monmouth University

  • University of Wollongong (AUS)

  • Bilkent University (TRKY)

  • American University of Beirut


Recently our students have been highly competitive on the postdoc market, and have secured positions at institutions, including:

  • Columbia University

  • Dartmouth College

  • Tulane University

  • University of Houston

  • Rice University


The department is well aware that it can be difficult to get an academic job, and that some students would prefer to pursue a career outside of academia. Recent PhDs have found employment in the following fields:

  • publishing

  • medical writing and administration

  • organizing and activism

  • secondary school education

  • grant writing

  • academic administration

  • non-profit work

  • journalism

  • journal editing

  • creative writing

Job placement data of PhDs who graduated between 2014-2019:

English PhD Job Placement