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Graduate Student Job Placement

The History Department prepares Ph.D. candidates for placement in the history profession. Working with their advisory committee and the graduate studies coordinator, job candidates develop techniques for crafting letters of application, writing an effective C.V., and compiling a dossier of writing samples and letters of recommendation. In the teacher training course, HIST 8001, Ph.D. students learn to write effective statements of teaching philosophy and sample course syllabuses.
Our Ph.D.s have an excellent placement record, despite the tightness of the job market. UGA history Ph.D.s hold faculty positions in many major universities, and graduates of our program have also developed successful careers in related professional fields, including law, business, government and education. Of our eighteen graduates from 1990-1997, eleven have obtained tenure-track jobs. Of our twenty-two Ph.D.s from 1998-2004, two-thirds have tenure track jobs. A comprehensive list of job placement for Ph.D.s since 2005 follows:

2010
Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University, Japan
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi
Lecturer, Georgia College and State University
Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
Instructor, University of Georgia
Assistant Professor, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, GA
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University Center for Faith and Culture

2009
Assistant Professor, Lane College, Jackson, TN
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
Director, Margaret Walker Center, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Eastern Tennessee State University

2008
Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Lecturer, University of Georgia
Attorney, King & Spalding
Lecturer, College of Charleston
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University

2007
Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

2006
Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University
Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore

2005
Assistant Professor, Providence College
Assistant Professor, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Development Manager, Southern Editorial and Production

Previous UGA Graduates have been hired at institutions including:

Clemson University
Cornell University
East Carolina University
Emporia State University
LeMoyne College
Loyola University
Mississippi State University
Murray State University
Radford University
St. Bonaventure University
University of Akron
University of Georgia
University of South Carolina
University of Virginia at Wise

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