Job Placement Record

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Graduate Placement Record

Included here is a record of tenure-track positions, visiting assistant professorships, and post-doctoral fellowships obtained by graduates of the English and Comparative Literature doctoral programs since 1998.  Students not pursuing careers in academia have gone on to work in copy-editing, film production, and library and information science.
 
 
Job Placement Record 1998-2016
2016
Tenure Track Positions

Augsburg College

Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Spring Hill College

West Point U.S. Military Academy

Visiting Assistant Professorships
Auburn University
Elon University
Baylor University
Post-Doctoral Fellowship
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (4)

Number of Graduates:16
Academic Jobs Procured: 4 TT, 9 FT (fixed-term or postdoc)

 
​2015
Tenure-Track Positions
Florida State University
Appalachian State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
V​isiting Assistant Professorships
Lincoln Memorial University
Davidson College (2)
Gettysburg College
Murray State University
Wake Forest University
Lecturing Fellowships
Duke University
 
Number of Graduates: 13
Academic Jobs Procured: 12 (92%)
English Literature: 12 graduates, 11 academic jobs
Comparative Literature: 1 graduate
 
 
2014
Tenure-Track Positions
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Kuwait University (Kuwait)
Wingate University
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Merrimack College
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies Postdoctoral Fellow
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2 accepted, 1 declined)
 
Number of Graduates: 11
Academic Jobs Procured: 8 (73%)
English Literature: 11 graduates, 8 academic jobs
Comparative Literature: N/A
 
2013
Tenure-Track Positions
Concordia University
Indiana University
University of Massachussets , Lowell
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of Virginia
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Oberlin College
Pensylvania State University
University of Iowa, Iowa City
Wake Forest University
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
University of Birmingham
Univesity of Chicago
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (3)
 
Number of graduates: 30
Academic positions procured: 16 (53%)
English literature: 25 graduates, 14 academic jobs (56%)
Comparative literature: 5 graduates, 2 academic jobs (40%)
 
2012
Tenure-Track Positions
Covenant College
Durham Academy
Front Range Community College
Grand Valley State University
High Point University
University of West Florida
Wake Forest University
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Elon University
Jacksonville University
University of North Dakota
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Omohundro Institute/National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship, William and Mary
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (3)
 
Number of graduates: 17
Academic jobs procured: 14, or 82%         
English literature: 14 graduates, 11 academic Jobs (79%)
Comparative literature: 3 graduates, 3 academic Jobs (100%)
 
2011
Tenure-Track Positions
Georgia College and State University
Marymount University
Shorter University
University of Rhode Island
Visiting Assistant Professorships
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Jacksonville University
Marymount University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2)
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Number of graduates: 17
Academic jobs procured: 11, or 65%
English literature: 12 graduates, 7 academic jobs (58%)
Comparative literature: 5 graduates, 4 academic jobs (80%)
 
2010
Tenure-Track Positions
Averett University
Eastern Illinois University
Lake Forest University
Rutgers University
Visiting Assistant Professorships
University of Alabama (2)
Bringham Young University
Davidson College
Elon University
Georgia Southern University
Rhodes College
University of Central Arkansas
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wake Forest University
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2)
 
Number of graduates: 17
Academic jobs procured: 16, or 94%
English literature: 12 graduates, 11 academic jobs (92%)
Comparative literature: 5 graduates, 5 academic jobs (100%)
 
 
2009
Tenure-Track Positions
College of Charleston
Eastern Illinois University
Harold Washington College
Johnson C. Smith University
Mercer University
Randolph Macon College
Saint Michael’s College
San Angelo State University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of North Dakota
Wake Forest University
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Douglass, Minneapolis, MN
The United States Military Academy, West Point (2)
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Bryn Mawr College
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
 
Number of graduates: 21
Academic jobs procured: 17, or 81%
English literature: 17 graduates, 13 academic jobs (76%)
Comparative literature: 4 graduates, 4 academic jobs (100%)
 
 
 
2008
Tenure-Track Positions
Bringham Young University
Duquesne University
Furman University
University of Florida
University of Texas at San Antonio
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Auburn University
University of Washington
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (5)
 
Number of graduates: 17
Academic jobs procured: 12, or 71%
English literature: 7 graduates, 6 academic jobs (86%)
Comparative literature: 10 graduates, 6 academic jobs (60%)
 
 
 
2007
Tenure-Track Positions
Assumption College
Bringham Young University- Hawaii
College of Charleston
Mississippi University for Women
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Ohio State University
University of Rochester
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Auburn University
Belmont University
Sewanee: The University of the South
 
Number of graduates: 15
Academic jobs procured: 10, or 67%
 
 
2006
Tenure-Track Positions
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Francis Marion University
Hunter College
Lebanon Valley College
Mercer University
Millikin University
North Carolina State University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Southwestern University
University of Hartford
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Number of graduates: 14
Academic jobs procured: 14, or 100%
 
 
2005
Tenure-Track Positions
Anne Arundel Community College
Keio University, Japan
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Luther College, Iowa
Meredith College
North Carolina State University, Assistant Director of the Graduate School
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
State University of New York, Fredonia
University of North Georgia, formerly Gainesville State
University of Rhode Island
University of Tennessee at Martin
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Washington & Jefferson College
Western Carolina University
Wofford College
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Lycoming College
University of Connecticut
Weatherford College
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Number of graduates: 27
Academic jobs procured: 22, or 81%
 
 
2004
Tenure-Track Positions
Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Lycoming College
Michigan State University
Moravian College
North Carolina State University
Randolph-Macon College
Tougaloo College
University of South Carolina
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Western Kentucky University
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Millsaps College
Wake Forest University
 
Number of graduates: 14
Academic jobs procured: 12, or 86%
 
 
2003
Tenure-Track Positions
Augusta College
Berea College
Curry College
Harding University
Houston Baptist University
Kansas University
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Simon Fraser University, Canada
State University of New York, Suffolk
Texas A&M University (2)
University of Southern California Aiken
University of Texas at Arlington
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Middlebury College
Pennsylvania State University
 
Number of graduates: 17
Academic jobs procured: 15, or 88%
 
 
2002
Tenure-Track Positions
Eastern Kentucky University
Penn State Greater Allegheny
University of Texas at Austin
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Nevada State College
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
 
Number of graduates: 11
Academic jobs procured: 6, or 55%
 
 
2001
Tenure-Track Positions
Baylor University (2)
Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania
Hendrix College
Long Island University, Director of American Studies Program
Murray State University
Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho
State University of New York, Potsdam
University of Mobile
University of Rhode Island
University of Tennessee at Martin
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wittenburg University
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Auburn University
Shippensburg University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wake Forest University
 
Number of graduates: 21
Academic jobs procured: 18, or 86%
 
 
2000
Tenure-Track Positions
Auburn University
Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
The College of Brockport, State University of New York
Cornell College, Iowa
King College, Tennessee
Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla
Western Kentucky University
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Catawba College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Wisconsin
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University (2)
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Duke University
 
Number of graduates: 21
Academic jobs procured: 14, or 67%
 
 
1999
Tenure-Track Positions
Bob Jones University
Georgia Perimeter College
Lehigh University
Northland College
Pennsylvania State University
University of Delaware
University of Louisville
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Duke University
Rice University
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Friday Center for Continuing Education
 
Number of graduates: 20
Academic jobs procured: 11, or 55%
 
 
 
1998
Tenure-Track Positions
Auburn University
Bloomsburg University
Bridgewater State College
East Tennessee State University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Meredith College
Northern Illinois University
University at Albany, State University of New York
University of the Ozarks
University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point
Visiting Assistant Professorships
Elon College
Ohio State University
University of Mississippi
 
Number of graduates: 18
Academic jobs procured: 13, or 72%