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Graduate Placement Record

 
(1) 2000–2013
Since the beginning of 2000, the Department of Near Eastern Studies has awarded sixty-six Ph.D.s.
Following the completion of the Ph.D., twenty-nine (44%) of these graduates entered tenure-track positions, twenty (30%) received post-doctoral fellowships, 10 (15%) accepted non-tenure-track teaching jobs, two (3%) were hired to university administrative staff positions, two (3%) entered government service, one (2%) works in the private sector, one (2%) works in K–12 education, and the employment of one graduate (2%) is unknown.
 
As of September 2013, the current employment of these sixty-six Ph.D.s may be broken down as follows: twenty-one tenured faculty positions (32%), twenty-six tenure-track faculty positions (39%), five post-doctoral fellowships (8%), one temporary teaching position (2%), two university administrative staff positions (3%), three non-profit/think tank positions (5%), two government jobs (3%), 3 private sector jobs (5%), one K–12 teaching position (2%), one independent scholar (2%), and one unknown position (2%).
 
(2) 2009–2013
Since the beginning of the 2009–2010 academic year, twenty-five graduate students have completed their Ph.D.s. Of these, eleven (44%) were hired to tenure-track jobs, eight (32%) accepted post-doctoral fellowships, three (12%) took non-tenure-track teaching jobs, one (4%) works in government, one (4%) in a university administrative position, and one (4%) in K–12 education.
 
As of September 2013, the current employment of these twenty-five Ph.D.s may be broken down as follows: one tenured faculty position (4%), thirteen tenure-track faculty positions (52%), five post-doctoral fellowships (20%),  one temporary teaching position (4%), one government post (4%), one university administrative position (4%), one in business (4%), one in K–12 education (4%), and one independent scholar (4%).
 
(3) 2012–2013
 
Since the beginning of the 2012–2013 academic year, five (55%) out of nine graduates have secured tenure-track jobs, three (33%) received a post-doctoral fellowship, and one (11%) is teaching in a middle school.
 
To see this data and data for the years 2004–2009 and 2000–2003 in tabular form, please click on the links below.
 
 
 
To see of list of all Ph.D.s with their dissertation topic, advisor’s name, and first and current positions, click here.