Graduate Placement Record

(1) 2000–2017

Since the beginning of 2000, the Department of Near Eastern Studies has awarded seventy-nine PhDs. Following the completion of the PhD, thirty (38.0%) of these graduates entered tenure-track positions, twenty-three (29.1%) received post-doctoral fellowships, sixteen (20.3%) accepted non-tenure-track teaching jobs, three (3.8%) entered government service, two (2.5%) were hired to university administrative staff positions, two (2.5%) entered the private sector, one (1.3%) joined a think tank, one (1.3%) was employed in K–12 education, and the first employment of one graduate (1.3%) is unknown.

As of November 2017, the current employment of these seventy-nine PhDs may be broken down as follows: twenty-nine tenured faculty positions (36.7%), twenty tenure-track faculty positions (25.3%), five post-doctoral fellowships (6.3%), five temporary teaching positions (6.3%), two university administrative staff positions (2.5%), five non-profit/think tank positions (6.3%), five government/UN jobs (6.3%), five private sector jobs (6.3%), one K–12 teaching position (1.3%), one attending business school (1.3%), and one seeking academic employment (1.3%).

(2) 2013–2017

Over the last five years, since the beginning of the 2013, eighteen graduate students have completed their PhDs. Of these, three (16.7%) were hired to tenure-track jobs, seven (38.9%) accepted post-doctoral fellowships, 5 (27.8%) took non-tenure-track teaching jobs, one (5.6%) joined a think tank, one (5.6%) works for the UN, and one (5.6%) works in the private sector.

As of November 2017, the current employment of these eighteen PhDs may be broken down as follows: six tenure-track faculty positions (33.3%), four post-doctoral fellowships (22.2%), four temporary teaching positions (22.2%), three government/UN posts (16.7%), and one private sector job (5.6%).

(3) 2016–2017

Since the beginning of the 2016–2017 academic year, one (33.3%) out of three graduates is an adjunct lecturer, one (33.3%) works for the UN, and one (33.3%) works in the private sector.

To see this data and data for the years 2008–2012, 2003–2007, and 2000–2002 in tabular form, please click on the links below.

First Position

Current Position

To see of list of all PhD recipients since the beginning of 2000 with their dissertation topic, advisor’s name, and first and current positions, click here.