Graduate English Placement
Those who have earned PhD degrees from the English department at The University of Texas have gone on to careers in academia, publishing, the arts, technology, and higher education administration.
Our students graduate with outstanding training as teachers, having served as both Teaching Assistants in large lecture classes and as Assistant Instructors in their own classes. In addition, the resources of the Division of Rhetoric and Writing, the Undergraduate Writing Center, and the Computer Writing and Research Lab offer opportunities for research and job experience that is valued by employers. Our students have positions in secondary school teaching, community college teaching, higher education technology, humanities administration, higher education administration, publishing, technology, software development, consulting, and writing center administration.
** 1995-2012 Placement Record.
Where do our PhDs get jobs? Find out where our graduates from the last 10 years currently hold positions in academe as well as in the private sector. Most of the alumni listed here also responded to a recent Placement survey about how they felt their UT English degree prepared them for their jobs. Responses available in a binder in Calhoun 208 (the Placement Office).
** Preparing for the job market in the summer months
A brief to-do list for organizing your job search this fall.
** Professional Skills Committee
Strategies for developing a teaching portfolio, including a list of on- and off-campus resources.
** Dos and Don'ts of Interviewing,
While the Placement Committee hosts a day-long Interview Fair in early December (see the Placement Calendar) to prepare you for MLA-style interviews, it compiled this list of basic dos and don'ts that you may find helpful even if you are unable to attend the workshop.
** Our 5-Year Plan: from MA to MLA
The Placement Committee has drafted an ambitious five-year strategy to help our students break down the process of professionalization and job-market preparation into discrete tasks they can set themselves in different years of their progress. This is just a rough guide to help prepare you for the job market well in advance.
** Job Materials Workshop Meeting Handouts
A packet of materials to help you prepare for Job Materials Workshop on September 8, and for your job search in general.
- UT Comparative Literature's general academic and university employment sites
- American Association of Community Colleges Career Center Job Bank
- Sellout: A Resource for PhDs Considering Careers Beyond the University
- Humanities at Work: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
- University of Illinois Graduate College Career Services
- Academic Keys (employment service)
- Higher Ed Jobs
- Inside Higher Ed
- Intellectual Entrepreneurship Career Resources
- Intellectual Entrepreneurship Dissertation Li
- Fellowship Database from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- List of Fellowships and Grants from MLA
- List of Postdoctoral Fellowships from UC Berkeley Sponsored Projects Office