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:

2016

  • Assistant Professor of History, History, Sociology, and Anthropology, Southern Utah U

  • Post-doc Fellow Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech

  • Lecturer, Savannah State U, Africana Studies

  • Lecturer, U North Georgia, Gainesville

  • Part-Time Instructor, Bridgeport U and Hofstra U, New York

  • Part-Time Instructor, Appalachian State U

  • Post-doc U Central Lancashire, U.K.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart U

2015

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Utah State University Eastern

  • Asst. Editor Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition

  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University - Kingsville

2014

  • Lecturer, Troy University, Alabama

  • Part-Time Instructor, University of Georgia

  • Visiting Instructor in History, Illinois College

2013

  • Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

  • Assistant Professor, Tennessee-Wesleyan College

  • Instructor, University of Maryland

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University

2012

  • Adjunct Faculty, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

  • Adjunct Professor, College of Charleston, South Carolina

  • Assistant Professor, Beacon College, Florida

  • Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University

  • Historian, French Legation Museum, Austin, Texas

  • Lecturer, Georgia College & State University

2011

  • Academic Assistant, UGA Center for Teaching & Learning

  • Part-Time Instructor, University of Georgia

2010

  • Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University

  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas

  • Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

  • Assistant Professor, Wright State University

  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M--Corpus Christi

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University, Japan

  • Lecturer, Georgia College and State University

  • Policy Director, Georgia River Network

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