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Finding a Job After Graduation

A Map of Our Graduate Program Placement Worldwide

Our program is keenly aware that the job market for college and university teachers of English has been tight for over two decades. But we are equally aware that the larger context of higher education is in a period of profound transformation – and that new opportunities are arising for job applicants who prepare themselves creatively for the new environment.

We support and encourage professional preparation in the following ways: 

  • by giving our students opportunities to teach their own classes,
  • by mentoring them closely as they become better teachers, and
  • by offering professionalization workshops.

In addition, graduate students may take advantage of opportunities to use digital technologies to support their teaching, both in and outside of their classrooms.

Dissertation workshops are offered every year to help students through the transition from course work into the intense involvement with research and writing that the dissertation requires. Finally, we guide students through the challenging job search process, offering special workshops and providing practice interviews. Between 1998-2015, approximately 60 per cent of our graduate job seekers found teaching jobs.