After graduation our students take a variety of jobs across the country and indeed across the world. These include tenure-track positions at research universities, other large public and private universities, and small liberal arts colleges as well as non-tenure track teaching positions. Students also take jobs in public history and in higher-education administration. It is quite common for students to spend one to three years in non-tenure track teaching or postdoctoral research positions before taking tenure-track employment, and even students with tenure-track employment often seek new opportunities for family or professional reasons.
Of the forty-two students who received doctorates between 2009 and 2012, twenty-one or 50% had accepted tenure-track employment by spring 2013. Seven (17%) had other college teaching positions and four (10%) held postdoctoral appointments. Three were working in public history, three in business positions, and three as independent scholars. One holds an administrative position in higher education.