Job Placement

PhD Job Placement After Graduation

You will graduate from the doctoral program a productive teacher, scholar, and writer. The PhD with creative dissertation program at the University of Cincinnati has maintained over the last decade more than a 75% placement rate into full-time academic jobs for its doctoral graduates. Two-thirds of these positions are tenure-track. Institutions hiring our graduates have included such liberal arts colleges as Rhodes College, Centre College, and Stockton College, as well as such state universities as Clemson University, University of Tampa, The University of Southern Mississippi, and University of Central Florida. Our graduates have also found full-time employment as editors.

The Department’s Job Market Committee mentors students as they pursue academic positions. Faculty members from Creative Writing, Literary and Cultural Studies, and Rhetoric and Composition workshop students’ application materials, and arrange for practice MLA interviews and job talks.  

Recent Placements

Doctoral students in the Department of English have recently accepted the following academic positions:

Anne Valente ('14), Assistant Professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Brian Brodeur ('14)
Assistant Professor at Indiana University East

Michelle Y. Burke ('14), Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Leah McCormack ('14), Assistant Professor at University of South Dakota

Brian Trapp ('14), Faculty Fellow at University of Oregon

Katherine Zlabek ('14), Visiting Assistant Professor, Salisbury University

Joseph Delong ('13), Full time Lecturer at Case Western Reserve

Katherine Polak ('13), Visiting Assistant Professor at Wittenberg University

Ruth Williams ('13), Assistant Professor at William Jewell College

Josh Bell ('13), Briggs-Copeland Lecturer, Harvard University

Tessa Mellas ('13), Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Machias

Eric Bliman ('12), Instructor at Penn State Harrisburg

Rebecca Morgan Frank ('12), Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet in Residence, Brandeis University

Christian Moody ('12), Assistant Professor, Cleveland Institute of Art

Jesseca Cornelson ('11), Assistant Professor at Alabama State University

Peter Grimes ('11), Assistant Professor at Dickinson State University

David James Poissant ('11), Assistant Professor at University of
                                           Central Florida  

Suzanne Warren ('11), Visiting Assistant Professor, University
                                    of Puget Sound

Caki Wilkinson ('11), Assistant Professor at Rhodes College

John Branscum ('10), Assistant Professor at Indiana University of

Erica Dawson ('10), Assistant Professor at the University of Tampa

Charlie Green ('10), Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University

Julianne Lynch ('10), Fulbright Lecturer in Germany

Kristi Maxwell ('10), Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

Jillian Weise ('09), Associate Professor at Clemson University

Lesley Jenike ('08), Associate Professor at Columbus College of Art &

Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis ('08), Associate Professor at Columbus College 
                              of Art & Design

Cynthia Arrieu-King ('08), Associate Professor at Stockton College

Daniel Smith ('08), Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana-

Kevin Oberlin ('07), Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Blue
Darrin Doyle (06), Associate Professor at Central Michigan University

Kelcey Parker (’06), Associate Professor at Indiana University South Bend

Sarah Perrier ('06), Associate Professor at Point Park University