Department of English and Philosophy


Doctoral Job Placement

The PhD in English and the Teaching of English is a conversion from the department's DA in English, a program in English studies and pedagogy, which accepted students from 1971-2008. In that time, we placed over 90% of graduates in tenure-track college-level teaching positions. Below is a list of the positions obtained by our DA graduates since 1997. With the PhD, the department will continue to train students for teaching careers in English at two- and four-year schools and we offer job coaching to assist doctoral students in their academic job searches.

We will update this information as our final group of DA students and initial PhD students graduate in the coming years.

Initial Job Placement, DA Graduates, 1997-present

  • Assistant Professor of English, BYU-Hawaii, Laie, HI
  • Assistant Professor of English, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
  • Assistant Professor of English, Corban College, Salem, OR
  • Assistant Professor of English, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH
  • Assistant Professor of English, Multnomah Bible College, Portland, OR
  • Assistant Professor of English, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID
  • Assistant Professor of English, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
  • Assistant Professor of English, SUNY-Institute of Technology, Marcy, NY
  • Assistant Professor of English, Sage Colleges, Troy, NY
  • Assistant Professor of English, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
  • Assistant Professor of English, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, Fort Smith, AK
  • Assistant Professor of Humanities, New Mexico State University - Grants, Grants, NM
  • Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
  • Assistant professor-level position, Wanli University, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Instructor, Composition and Literature, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
  • Teacher, History and Literature, Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy, Lindon, UT
  • Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu, China
  • Full-time Lecturer of English, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

Initial Job Placement, PhD Graduates, 2010-present

  • Assistant Professor of English, Aurora University, George Williams College Campus, Williams Bay, WI
  • Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Adjunct Instructor of Japanese, SUNY-New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
  • English Faculty (unlimited appointment), Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge, MN
  • Instructor (tenure-track), Columbus State Community College (Delaware Campus), Delaware, OH (placement as doctoral candidate)

In addition, we have had faculty from the following colleges and universities complete the PhD with us through a combination of part-time enrollment in our program and/or full- or part-time reductions in teaching from their home institutions:

  • Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, ID
  • College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
  • Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco, WA

For comments about the effectiveness of the department's doctoral training and job preparation, please see the Doctoral Alumni page.


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