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Graduate Placement Record

 
(1) 2000–2014
Since the beginning of 2000, the Department of Near Eastern Studies has awarded seventy PhDs.
Following the completion of the PhD, twenty-nine (41.4%) of these graduates entered tenure-track positions, twenty-one (30%) received post-doctoral fellowships, 12 (17.1%) accepted non-tenure-track teaching jobs, two (2.9%) were hired to university administrative staff positions, two (2.9%) entered government service, one (1.4%) works in the private sector, one (1.4%) works in K–12 education, one is seeking employment, and the first employment of one graduate (1.4%) is unknown.
 
As of October 2014, the current employment of these seventy PhDs may be broken down as follows: twenty-six tenured faculty positions (37.1%), twenty tenure-track faculty positions (28.6%), six post-doctoral fellowships (8.6%), four temporary teaching positions (5.7%), two university administrative staff positions (2.9%), three non-profit/think tank positions (4.3%), two government jobs (2.9%), 4 private sector jobs (5.7%), one K–12 teaching position (1.4%), one independent scholar (1.4%), and one seeking academic employment (1.4%).
 
(2) 2010–2014
Since the beginning of the 2010, twenty-three graduate students have completed their PhDs. Of these, seven (30.4%) were hired to tenure-track jobs, ten (43.5%) accepted post-doctoral fellowships, two (8.7%) took non-tenure-track teaching jobs, one (4.3%) works in government, one (4.3%) in a university administrative position, one (4.3%) in K–12 education, and one (4.3%) is seeking academic employment.
 
As of October 2014, the current employment of these twenty-three PhDs may be broken down as follows: eight tenure-track faculty positions (34.8%), six post-doctoral fellowships (26.1%),  three temporary teaching positions (13%), one government post (4.3%), one university administrative position (4.3%), one private sector job (4.3%), one K–12 teaching position (4.3%), one independent scholar (4.3%), and one seeking academic employment (4.3%).
 
(3) 2013–2014
Since the beginning of the 2013–2014 academic year, one (12.5%) out of eight graduates has secured a tenure-track job, four (50%) received a post-doctoral fellowship, two (25%) have temporary teaching appointments, and one (12.5%) is teaching in a middle school.
 
To see this data and data for the years 2005–2010 and 2000–2004 in tabular form, please click on the links below.
 
 
 
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.