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Ph.D. Recipients & Placements

Since 1992, graduates of the Tufts Ph.D. program in English have secured teaching jobs at a rate that well exceeds the national average for the field. The following institutions have appointed Tufts graduates to tenure-track or full-time positions:

Alabama State University
Allegheny College
American University
Baruch CollegeBates College
Bentley College
Boston College
Bowling Green State University
Bridgewater State College
Buena Vista University
California State University at Fresno
Columbus State University
DePaul University
Earlham College
Emmanuel College
Evergreen State College
Frances Marion University
Fitchburg State College
Hamilton College
Hood College
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Kalamazoo College
Kennesaw State University
Kenyon College
Landmark College
Louisiana State University
Manhattan College
Nazareth College
New York University in Florence Italy
Northeastern University
Norwich University
Plymouth State College
Queens College
Regis College
Rollins College
Sacred Heart College
School of the Museum of the Fine Arts
South Trondelag University College (Norway)
Southern Illinois University. St. Xavier University
State University of New York at Oswego
Sweet Briar College
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
University of Texas Pan-American
University of Utah
University of Vermont
Utah State University
Villanova University
Webster University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Westminster College
Wheelock College

In addition, one graduate received a 3-year teaching Fellowship in the Humanities Program at Stanford, and another was granted a five-year appointment in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University. Our candidates have also been successful in winning prestigious fellowships, such as the Ann Plato Fellowship at Trinity College, and the External Teaching Fellowship of the Humanities Center at Stanford University.

When applying to graduate programs in English, applicants should be aware of the very difficult job situation at present. The Modern Language Association and other professional organizations have noted that the teaching market for English and other humanities fields has been highly competitive in recent years.