No graduate school in the humanities promises you a job. According to some recent national statistics, only 33% of English PhDs get a full-time, tenure track position within a year of taking their degree. The chief alternatives are multiple-year instructorships (non-tenure track) and, increasingly important, positions outside academe in a wide variety of professions.
What Auburn provides you is solid training, support and advice as you seek the position most suitable to your interests, skills, and professional training. The Academic Placement Advisor Margaret Kouidis will assist you with your job search.
What we provide for you on these pages are Placement Links for Academic and Nonacademic Positions and the useful Timeline for an Academic Job Search, complete with advice on writing letters of application and interviewing tips.
Our doctoral graduates have found employment in a variety of areas. Some hold academic positions at
- University of West Georgia
- Louisiana State University-Shreveport
- East Tennessee University
- Seton Hall University
- Michigan State University
- University of Arkansas
- Freed-Hardeman University
- Case Western Reserve
And some hold non-academic positions at
- Auburn University (Coordinator of Information Technology)
- Qwest (Systems Management)
To learn more about what our graduates are doing now, please visit our Alumni Notes pages.
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Last updated April 20, 2005