Job Placement

The Department of English supports its Ph.Ds. in finding suitable employment after graduation, both in academia and in other professions. Two faculty members serve each year as Job Placement Directors to advise students who enter the academic job market, specifically. They hold meetings every May and throughout the fall semester, in the months leading up to the MLA convention; they review all job materials (sample letters, CVs, teaching statements, etc.); and they set up mock interviews and mock job talks. The Department of English normally provides some travel support to the MLA convention for students who are interviewing. Some funds may also be available to defray the cost of a subscription to Interfolio.com, the dossier service, or other job market expenses. Since the Graduate Program in English at Boston University is relatively small in size, close personal attention can be given to each job applicant.

In the last eighteen years, Boston University has awarded 84 doctorates in English. Of these PHD alumni, 39 currently hold tenure-track jobs (47%), including positions at a range of institutions from Research I universities like Dartmouth, the University of Virginia, and the University of South Florida, to liberal arts colleges like the College of Wooster, Stonehill College, and Calvin College. Many alumni have held post-doctoral fellowships, visiting professorships, lectureships, or other academic positions. Others have gone on to exciting careers beyond academia, including positions in secondary-school teaching, government, and the private sector.

The following is a list of job placement or current positions held by recent PhDs:

 

Alexandra J. Gold

2018  Preceptor, Harvard College Writing Program

Florian Gargaillo

2018  Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University in Tennessee

Lia Calhoun

2018 Assistant Professor, University of Alaska-Kenai Peninsula Campus

Kate Neilsen

2018 Adjunct Instructor, Babson College

Talia Vestri

2017 Visiting Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross

Claire Kervin

2017 Instructor, Lawrence University

Devin Byker

2017 Assistant Professor, College of Charleston

Reed Gochberg

2017 Lecturer, History and Literature Program, Harvard University

Heather Barrett

2017 Lecturer, Writing Program, Boston University

Joyce Kim

2016 Higher Education Technology Analyst, Ovum

Laura Tallon

2016 English Teacher, Fontbonne Academy

Emily Keck

2016 Adjunct Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University

Mary Kuhn

2016 Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Emily Griffiths-Jones

2016 Assistant Professor, University of South Florida

Karen Guendel

2016 Lecturer of Rhetoric, College of General Studies, Boston University

Melissa Schoenberger

2015 Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross

Jessica Kent

2015 Lecturer, Writing Program, Boston University

Matthew Stokes

2015 Lecturer of Humanities, College of General Studies, Boston University

Iain Bernhoft

2015 Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design

Heather Holcombe

2015 Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Anoka Community College

Erin Salius

2015 Associate Director, Boston University Summer Term

Holly Schaaf

2014 Lecturer, Writing Program, Boston University

Liam Meyer

2014 Lecturer, Writing Program, Boston University

Cara McClintock-Walsh

2014 Professor, Northampton Community College

Sheila Cordner

2013 Lecturer of Humanities, College of General Studies, Boston University

Nathaniel Rothschild

2013 Assistant Professor, St. Thomas Aquinas College

John Levi Barnard

2013 Assistant Professor, College of Wooster

Arielle Zibrak

2013 Assistant Professor of English, University of Wyoming

Emily Donaldson Field

2012 Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State University

Daniel Salerno

2012 Assistant Professor, Bergen Community College

Stephanie Byttebier

2012 Lecturer of Rhetoric, College of General Studies, Boston University

Scott Cameron

2011 Assistant Professor, BYU-Idaho

Theodora Goss

2011 Senior Lecturer, Writing Program, Boston University

Leslie Simon

2011 Associate Professor of Humanities, Utah Valley University

Kristin Smith Bezio

2011 Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Matthew Borushko

2009 Associate Professor, Stonehill College

Eric Johnson-DeBaufre

2009 Department Librarian, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

Anna Boyagoda

2009 Coordinator, Archdiocese of Toronto

Eoin Cannon

2009 Chief Speech Writer, City of Boston

Jennifer Airey

2008 Associate Professor, University of Tulsa.

Lisa Hinrichsen

2008 Associate Professor, University of Arkansas.

Sara Pearson

2008 Associate Professor, Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada.

Jason Pearl

2008 Associate Professor, Florida International University.

Keith Johnson

2008 Associate Professor, Augusta State University

Elisa Oh

2008 Associate Professor, Howard University.

Jane Zwart

2008 Associate Professor, Calvin College

Joseph Navitsky

2007 Associate Professor, West Chester University

Alex Bove

2007 Associate Professor, Pacific University

Emily Rohrbach

2007 Lecturer in British Literature (tenure-track), The University of Manchester

Evan Willner

2007 The Legal Aid Society

Melanie Benson Taylor

2005 Associate Professor, Dartmouth College.

Randy Boyagoda

2005 Professor of English, University of Toronto

Reena Sastri

2005 Tutor, University of Edinburgh

Sharifah Osman

2005 Head of Department of English, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Amy Weintraub Kratka

2005 Assistant Director, Jewish Studies Program, City College of New York.

Kirk Melnikoff

2003 Associate Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Jennifer Ho

2003 Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Peter Anderson

2002 Associate Professor of English, Austin College.

Sohui Lee

2002 Assistant Professor, Writing, California State University, Channel Islands

Ann Keniston

2001 Associate Professor of English, University of Nevada, Reno.

Peter Lurie

2001 Associate Professor of English, University of Richmond.

Jonathan Mulrooney

2001 Associate Professor of English, College of the Holy Cross.

Kaara Peterson

2001 Associate Professor of English, Miami (Ohio) University.

Nomi Sofer

2000 Editorial Project Director, WGBH

Lisa Rodensky

2000 Professor of English, Wellesley

Jeanne Follansbee

2000 Dean of Yale Summer Sessions and Associate Dean of Yale College