Placement and Career Support

Our Ph.D. graduates consistently secure tenure-track faculty placements, as well as other rewarding positions within universities, museums, archives, and beyond. The Director of Graduate Placement works closely with every student, organizing workshops, reviewing applications, sending out dossiers, and hosting mock interviews and expos on key topics.

Ph.D. Placements


Rachael Young

Dissertation Title: "Less Violent But No Less Visible: Criminalization and Community Murals in Brixton and Belfast, 1970–1989"
Advisor: Robert Savage
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow and Program Coordinator, Irish Studies Program, Boston College

Mia Michael

Dissertation Title: "Caring for the Commonwealth: Domestic Work and Worker Organizing in Boston, Massachusetts, 1960–2015"
Advisor: Marilynn Johnson
Position: Assistant Professor of History and Labor Studies, Wayne State University

Elizabeth Pingree

Dissertation Title: "The Footloose Labor System: Work and Migration in the Pacific Northwest, 1850–1940"
Advisor: Heather Cox Richardson
Position: Adjunct Instructor, Olympic College

Whitney Abernathy Barnes

Dissertation Title: “Remaking Religion: Islam, Empire, Race, and the Secularization of French Christianity 1830–1920"
Advisor: Devin Pendas
Position: History Teacher, Veritas Scholars Academy, Texas

Kelly Lyons

Dissertation Title: "The Reinvention of Tradition: The Nationalist Network and the Making of the American Citizen, 1920–1955"
Advisor: Marilynn Johnson
Position: Qualitative Insight Analyst, WEVO


Beyond the Tenure Track

Alongside our success in helping Ph.D. students secure tenure-track positions, we are enthusiastic about helping interested students explore and gain other rewarding forms of employment within historical societies, museums, archives, research foundations, university administration, secondary education, and beyond.

Non-Tenure-Track Opportunities