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 Department of Rhetoric and Writing, the Undergraduate Writing Center, and the Digital 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.
** 1995-2014 Placement Record.
Where do our PhDs get jobs? Find out where our graduates currently hold positions in academe as well as in the private sector.
** 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
The Placement Committee has compiled this list of basic dos and don'ts of interviewing.
** 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, and for your job search in general.
- List of Fellowships and Grants from MLA
- List of Postdoctoral Fellowships from UC Berkeley Sponsored Projects Office
- Fellowship Database from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- Higher Ed Jobs
- Intellectual Entrepreneurship Career Resources
- Inside Higher Ed
- Sellout: A Resource for PhDs Considering Careers Beyond the University
- Academic Keys (employment service)