Rice University

Department of English

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 that include the University of Virgina, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Utah, Syracuse University (x2), Loyola University of Chicago, Macalaster College, University of Vermont, University of South Carolina, University of Connecticut, Indiana State University, and Monmouth University. We also have significant international placements including the University of Wollongong (AUS), Bilkent University (TRKY), and the American University of Beirut. Recently our students have been highly competitive on the postdoc market, securing positions.

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. Our PhDs have gone on to find positions in publishing, medical writing, secondary school education, grant writing, academic administration, and non-profit work.