Rice University

Department of English

Job Placement


As part of the English Department's committment to counseling our doctoral students on job placement, we offer a variety of resources to assist students in securing employment. Graduate students may contact Dr. Nicole Waligora-Davis for information on current opportunities in their field, assistance with preparation of application materials, and to arrange practice interviews. Dr. Waligora-Davis also holds meetings throughout the year where he advises students going on the job market as well as those planning to go on the market. Students who are planning to go on the job market should also seek direction on the application and interview processes from their Thesis Committee.  

Graduate students about to embark on a job search will also need to create a dossier. Most English grads are using Interfolio for the online dossier (although there are other companies you can use). If you are having trouble with Interfolio then please contact Frank Fessenden at frank.fessenden@interfolio.com  for assistance with your credential file.


Graduate Student Student Job Placement: 2013-1996

Dissertation Title Yr of
Placement
Yr. of
Ph.D.
Place of Appointment Position Type
"Genial Thinking: Frost, Stevens, Ashbery" 2013 2013 Rice University Teaching Fellow,
Program in Writing and Communication
"Communities of Place: Making Regions in the Victorian Novel" 2013 2013 Rice University Teaching Fellow,
Program in Writing and Communication
"Imagining Unity: The Politics of Transcendence in Donne, Lanyer, Crashaw, and Milton" 2013 2012 Belmont University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Unsettling Artifacts: Biopolitics, Cultural Memory, and the Public Sphere in a (Post)settler Colony" 2012 2012 Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scholar
"Dispatches from Japanglia: Anglo-Japanese Literary Imbrication, 1880–1920" 2012 2012 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Associate Scientific Editor
"Secondhand Economies: Recycling, Reuse, and Exchange in the Victorian Novel" 2012 2011 Pennslyvania State University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Between Generations: Imagination, Collaboration and the Nineteenth-Century Child" 2012 2011 University of Connecticut Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Narrative States: Human Rights Discourse in Contemporary Literature" 2012 2012 University of Montevallo Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Withdrawing from History: Wordsworth, Scott, and Dickens and the Afterlife of the Scottish Enlightenment" 2012 2012 Monmouth University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Social Memory and Nineteenth-Century British Historical Fiction" 2011 2011 Rice University Lecturer
"Food for Sympathy: Illness, Nursing, and Affect in Victorian Literature and Culture" 2011 2011 Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey Lecturer
"Aural Fictions: Sound in African American Literature" 2009 2010 Rice University Instructor
"Inhabiting Liberalism: Politics, Culture, and the Spaces of Masculine Professionalism, 1823-1903" 2009 2010 Syracuse University         Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Sacred Geographies: Religion, Race, and the Holy Land in U.S. Literature, 1819-1920" 2009 2009 Bridgewater State College Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Material Fictions: Readers and Textuality in the British Novel, 1814-1852" 2005 2009 Emery/Weiner School High School English Teacher
"Awkward Visits: District Visiting, Gender and Middle-Class Identity in the Victorian Imagination" 2008 2009 Rice University Instructor
"Obeying God Rather than Men: Protestant Individualism and the Empowerment of Victorian Women" 2008 2009 Union College Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Dangerous Crossroads: Mestizaje in the U.S. Latino/a Imaginary" 2008 2008 University of Colorado    Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Making Racial Subjects: Indigeneity and the Politics of Chicano/a Cultural Production" 2008 2008 University of Utah         

Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor

"Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in U.S. Literature and Culture, 1774-1889" 2007 2006 University of Vermont Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Walden Pond in Aztlàn?: A Literary History of Chicana/o Environmental Writing Since 1848" 2006 2006 Texas Tech University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Ideologies of Forgetting: American Erasure of Women's Sexual Trauma in the Vietnam War." 2006 2006 Southern Nazarene University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Free Trade and Fantasies of the Global in British Literature and Political Economy, 1814-1865” 2005 2005 Macalaster College Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
‘A Most Terrible Spectacle’: Visualizing Racial Science in American Literature and Culture, 1839-1929" 2005 2005 University of Indiana, Terra Haute Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Seduction Rhetoric, Masculinity, and Homoeroticism in Wilde, Gide, Stoker, and Forster" 2005 2003 University of Wisconsin,
Stevens Point
Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Revolutionary Symbolism: Identity & Ideology in Depression Era Literary Leftism” 2005 2003 University of St. Thomas
Houston Community College
Part-Time Lecturer
"America out of place: The Gothic relation between the South and the nation" 2005 2001 University of Houston-Downtown Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“This Cursed Womb”: The Queen as Mother on the Early Modern Stage” 2004 2004 Dallas Baptist University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"Petty Magic to Experiment:" The Seventeenth-Century's Scientific Revolution and the Closing of this World to the Next” 2004 2004 Rice University Accreditation Project Manager, Non-teaching position
"Writing off the Map: The Postcolonial Landscapes of Pynchon, Marshall, Silko, and Véa" 2004 2001 Rice University Lecturer
"Eat, Drink, Man, Woman: Food, Eating, and Social Formations in Renaissance Culture and Drama" 2003 2003 National Chi Nan University, Taiwan Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Little Men: Literature, Anxiety, and Modern Masculinity, 1726-1788” 2003 2002 University of North Texas Tenured
Associate Professor
“Significant Returns: Lacan, Masculinity, and Modernist Traditions” 2003 2002 University of North Texas Lecturer
"Going Native" in the Twentieth Century" 2001 2001 Wakefield School High School English Teacher
“Aging by the Book: Textual Constructions of Midlife in Victorian Britain in the 20th Century” 2001 2001 Virginia State University Tenure track,
Asst. Professor
“Psychological Intersexuals: Gender in the Novels of Toni Morrison” 2001 2001 San Jacinto Community College (TX) Professor of English
“Multiple Choice: Literary Racial Formations of Mixed Race Americans of Asian Decent” 2001 2001 Ingram Micro Systems Copy Editor,
non-teaching position
“Allegory and the Imperial Imaginary: Narratives of Racial, Sexual, and National Becoming in the Fin-de-Siecle” 2001 2001 Austin Community College Adjunct Faculty
“Of Kings and the Common Touch: An Answer to the Question of James and the Educated Lay Reader” 2001 2001 Texas Southern University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Emergent Identities: The African American Common Woman in the U.S. Literature, 1831-1903” 2001 2001 University of Miami, Ohio Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Women and Revolution: Race, Violence, and the Family Romance in Literature of the Southwest” 2001 2001 Utah State University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Literary Servants’ Vanishing Act in the Eighteenth Century” 2001 2001 Rice University Instructor and Assistant Director--Cain Project
“Invaginated Cartographies” 2000 2000 Delhi University Tenure Track, Assistant Professor
“Orpheus and Eurydice in Hell and Other Quantum Spaces: The Golden Mean and Spiritual Transformation in Pynchon's Fiction” 2000 2000 San Jacinto Comm. College Instructor
“Antipodal England, Emigration, Gender, and Portable Domesticity in Victorian Literature and Culture” 2000 2000 Elon College Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Narrative Under the Microscope: Evidentiary Discourses in Victorian Literature and Culture, 1839-1876” 2000 2000 University of Massachusetts, Boston Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Deciphering the Other: Identification, Social Mobility, and Constructions of Femininity in Shakespeare” 2000 2000 California State University, Long Beach Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
". . . To Do Rome Service is but Vain": Romanness in Shakespeare” 1999 1999 University of Akron
The Citadel
Senior Lecturer
(U of A)
Retired from Citadel
“Self (Reliance) and Feminine Desire: Strategies for Engagement in Literature(s) Written by Women” 1999 1999 University of New Mexico, Los Alamos Division Chair of Arts & Social Sciences
“Sex and the Marriage Plot: Stories of Defloration in the British Novel” 1998 1998 Hastings College Tenured Associate Professor
“Productions of Blasphemy: Nationalism and Sexual Difference in the Novel” 1998 1998 Universityof St. Thomas (MN) Morehead State University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“Transvaluing Immaturity: Hellenism, Primitivism, and a Reverse Discourse of Male Homosexuality in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Narrative” 1998 1998 University of New Mexico Instructor
“Alien Stages: Immigration, Reformation, and Representations of Englishness in Elizabethan Moral and Comic Drama” 1998 1998 California State University, Long Beach Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
“The Feminine Corpus in F. J. Childs' Collection of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads” 1998 1998 Chavez High School
San Jacinto Comm. College
University of New Mexico
High School English Teacher
"Estranged affections: Alterity in Poe, Emerson, and Melville" 1998 1998 St. John's University Tenured
Associate Professor
"Cultures of Violence: Racism, Sexism and Female Agency in Twentieth-Century American FictionCultures of Violence: Racism, Sexism and Female Agency in Twentieth-Century American Fiction" 1998 1998 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Tenured
Associate Professor
"The Bordering Nation: Problems of American Identity in Selected Novels from Our Nig to George Washington Gomez" 1997 1997 University of Houston,
Downtown Campus
Tenured
Associate Professor
"Adultery and Revision in Tennyson's 1859 Idylls of the King" 1997 1997 Rice University Instructor
"Delicate Negotiations: Dynamics of Self in Milton, Herbert, and Donne" 1997 1997 Skidmore College Tenured
Associate Professor
"Sisters in Bonds: Minnies Sacrifice" 1997 1997 Texas Southern University Tenured
Associate Professor
"The Line Invisible: Intertextuality and the Men and Women Poets of British Romanticism" 1997 1997 Boston University Lecturer
"Historicizing Performativity: Constructing Identities in Victorian England" 1997 1997 Ball State University Tenure Track,
Asst. Professor
"The Shape of Uncles: Capitalism, Affection, and the Cultural Construction of the Victorian Family" 1996 1996 Southwestern University Tenured
Associate Professor
"You Shall Hear the Nightingale Sing on as If in Pain: The Philomela Myth as Metaphor of Transformation in the Works of Susan Glaspell and Alice Walker" 1996 1996 Houston Baptist University Tenured
Associate Professor
"The Transformations of God: Religion and Culture in the Post-Darwinian Novel" 1996 1996 University of Houston Academic Advisor,
non-teaching position
"Elemental Gyres: The Structure of William Butler Yeats A Vision" 1996 1996 Trinity University Lecturer
"Sarpedons Feast: A Homeric Key to Chaucer's Troilus and Chriseyde" 1995 1995 Asbury College
University of St. Thomas
Adjunct Professor
"Constellations of Desire: The Double and The Other in the Works of Dante Gabriel and Christina Georgina Rossetti" 1995 1995 Sussex University Lecturer
"Bawdy Talk: The Politics of Women's Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture" 1995 1995 Rice University Tenure Track, Associate Professor
"Missing Persons: Race and Aphanisis in the Twentieth-Century American Novel" 1995 1995 University of Houston,
Downtown Campus
Lecturer
“Poet in a Hard Hat: Stevie Smith and Gender Construction” 1995 1995 Samford University Tenure Track, Associate Professor
Dissertation Title Yr of
Placement
Yr. of
Ph.D.
Place of Appointment Position Type

In addition to faculty support, the Department of English is a member of the Association of Departments of English (ADE) and has access through ADE to the MLA Job Information List. The JIL is an electronic database that job seekers can search by field, language, or period; by geographic region; by key words or phrases in a job description (e.g., "women's studies," "Romanticism," or "drama"); and by rank. If you are a graduate student on the job market and would like Rice English Department login access, please email englgrad@rice.edu or call the Graduate Program Coordinator at 713.348.4840.