Department of English

Job Placement

UT-Austin graduates fare well on the academic and “alt-ac” job markets. Recent graduates have secured positions in a wide range of colleges and universities, as well as in secondary schools, higher education and humanities administration, publishing, technology, consulting, development, among other fields.  Our placement rates are above the national average for Ph.D. programs. We attribute this success to the outstanding training our students receive as researchers, teachers, and administrators.

English Ph.D. Job Placements By Type

2013 - 2021

Tenure track or full-time community college 28% (42)
Non-tenure track or contingent 29% (44)
Non-university business and non-profit 18% (27)
Academic Administration and Staff 11% (16)
No reporting or uncategorized   7% (10)
Secondary Education   6% (9)


Placement Record: 2010-2020

Placement Guides (requires UT EID)