Placement Statistics and Analysis

These updated placement statistics reflect our best understanding about our PhD recipients as of May 2015.  133 Virginia history PhDs—just over half of all students awarded the doctorate from 1997 to 2015—have earned tenure-track or tenured academic jobs.  Another 17 percent of graduates were employed as visiting assistant professors, non-tenure track lecturers and adjuncts, post-doctoral fellows, or were still seeking employment.  Many, but not all, graduates were actively seeking tenure-track academic positions.  "Other-Related" includes graduates working in fields related to history, including editors, museum staff, historians working for the government or private companies, and secondary school teachers.  "Other" includes those who have followed a career path outside history, and includes many in business and law.  Please review the list of recipients to see the range of their jobs. 

The shape and size of our graduate program has changed in recent years.  There are 77 doctoral students currently enrolled in the program, 73 percent of whom receive some form of financial aid and 26 percent are serving as teaching assistants in 2015-16. All students admitted to the program since 2011 are fully funded for five years provided they make adequate progress toward the degree.  By reducing the size of our annual cohorts of new students, we have been able to provide better financial support for a smaller number of students so that our program could become more selective, retain admitted students more effectively, and make it possible for students to proceed to the degree more quickly.  Eleven students will matriculate into the program for Fall 2015, selected from an applicant pool of 207.  As of May 2015, the Corcoran Department of History had conferred 702 PhDs, the first of which was awarded in 1904.

These statistics were compiled by Jenni Via, Graduate Studies Administrative Assistant, and S. Max Edelson, Director of Graduate Studies

 

Analysis of All Placement Results, Calendar Years 1997 – 2015

Updated August 2015

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track

48.4%

133

Visiting Assistant Professor

3.6%

10

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct

8.4%

23

O-R (Other-Related)

15%

41

O (Other)

19%

52

Post-Doc

4%

11

Searching

.6%

2

Unknown

1%

3

Totals:

100%

275

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2014 Through May 2015

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track

Brown, Finger, Hicks, Lashua, Richeson, Turek

50%

6

O-R (Other-Related)

Bauer, Perkins, Rosenwald

25%

 3

O (Other)

Bibler

8.3%

1

Post-Doc

McCormick

8.3%

1

Searching

Ax

8.3%

1

Totals:

100%

22

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2013 Through May 2014

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track

Dilbeck, Wilson, LeZotte, Nesbit

18.1%

4

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ray, Elias

9%

2

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct

Caires, Collins, Kabalek

13.6%

3

O-R (Other-Related)

Dudley

 4.5%

 1

O (Other)

Daniels, Nalty, Stubbendeck

13.6%

3

Post-Doc

 Brettle, Cebul, Grinspan, Otis, Wood

22.7%

5

Searching

 Pierce, Weidner, Luebke

Unknown

Stefanelli

13.6%

 

 

4.5%

3

 

 

1

Totals:

100%

22

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2012 Through May 2013

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Conklin, Martinko, Herrington

25%

3

Visiting Assistant Professor
Lee, Staller

16.7%

2

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Allison, Gilliam, Spencer

25%

3

O-R (Other-Related)
 Jacobs, Nemchenok

16.7%

2

O (Other)
Stryker

8.3%

1

Post-Doc
Macekura

8.3%

1

     

Totals:

100%

12

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2011 Through May 2012

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Alexander, Chapin, Elmore, Lewis, Lovelace, Wasserman, Phillips

50%

7

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

0

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Mattes

14.3%

O-R (Other-Related)
Kolar, Kurtz, Wilson

21.4%

3

O (Other)
Harris

7.1%

1

Post-Doc
Ohman, Murray-Miller

14.2%

2

Totals:

99.9%[*]

14

 *Total is 99 percent because of rounding off.

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2010 Through May 2011

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Hatter, Hayter, Meyer, Nicoletti, Sawyer, Shelden, Throckmorton, Wongsrichananlai

66.7%

8

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Zimring

16.7%

O-R (Other-Related)
Center, Cotter

8.3%

1

O (Other)
Jones

8.3%

1

Searching
Eldred

n/a

n/a

Totals:

100%

12

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2009 Through May 2010

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Torget, Dean, Meier, Mushal, Nevin

45.5%

5

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Gillis, Goff, Stoermer

27.3%

3

O-R (Other-Related)
Botts,  Winslow

18%

2

Post-Doc
Meyer

9%

1

Totals:

100%

11

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2008 Through May 2009

Updated May 2013

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Blair, Geraghty, Haberkern, Jackson, Jortner, Martin, Martinez, McMahon

53.3%

8

Visiting Assistant Professor
Alexander

6.67%

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Rakove

6.67%

O-R (Other-Related)
Holt, Speiser, Dierkshiede

20%

3

O (Other)
Stoykovich

6.67%

Unknown
Bridges

6.67%

Searching
Martin

n/a

n/a

Totals:

100.0%

15

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2007 Through May 2008

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Gao, Loss, May, Murphy, Nichols, Schermerhorn, Witmer

46.7%

7

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Wilson, Matthews

13.3%

Adjunct
Metcalf, Ragosta, Van Cleve

20%

3

O-R (Other-Related)
Bracken, Haffner, Jorgensen

20%

3

Totals:

100%

15

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2006 Through May 2007

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Black, Hochstetler, Pierce

33.3%

3

Visiting Assistant Professor
Muravchik, Reis

22.2%

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Mooney

11.1%

1

O-R (Other-Related)
Sribnick

11.1%

1

O (Other)
Nehls, Vandermeulen

22.2%

2

Searching
Nehls

n/a

n/a

Totals:

99.9%[*]

12

*Total is 99 percent because of rounding off.

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates August 2005 Through May 2006

Type of position

 

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Flecher, Hoff, Jennison, Lee, Minton, Riedl, Stokes

58.3%

7

O-R (Other-Related)
Flemma

8.3%

1

O (Other)
Bolden, Cuthbertson, Morrissey

25%

3

Post-doc
Brooks

8.3%

1

Searching
Brooks

n/a

n/a

Totals:

99.9%[*]

12

*Total is 99 percent because of rounding off.

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates January 2004 Through May 2005

Updated May 2013

Type of position

Percentage

Number

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Bon Tempo, Schoen, Bynum, Carp, Hohenstein, Morsman, Neem, Celello,
Schweinitz, Delnore, Hsieh, Mitchell, S. Murphy, Doody, Drogula, Fisher,
Janney, Parkinson, Jennison, Lee

69%

20

Visiting Assistant Professor
Richards

3.45%

1

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Whitener, Morton

6.9%

2

O-R (Other-Related)
Mattozzi, Thorndike, M. Murphy

10.3%

3

O (Other)
Ackerman, Bolden, Owens

10.3%

3

Totals:

100%

29

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates January 2002 Through August 2003

Updated March 2007

Type of position

Percentage

(number)

Tenured/Tenure-Track
Campion, Creasman, Dhavan, Diefenderfer, Fain, Hudgins, Froysland, Garver, Ingram, Irons, Jones, LaFleur, Meacham, Morris, Norris, Roth, Sadosky, Sheehan-Dean

64.2%

(18)

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct
Herz, Laub, Norton, Schroer

14.3%

(4)

O-R (Other-Related)
Lee, Sheehy, Vettel

10.7%

(3)

Post-Doc
Sklaroff, Culpepper

7.1%

(2)

O (Other)
Kirn

3.6%

(1)

Totals:

99.9% [*]

(28)

* Total is less than 100% because of rounding.

January 2004 (updated March 2007).

 

Analysis of Placement Results Corcoran Department of History PhD Graduates January 1997 Through August 2001

Updated April 2003

Type of position

Percentage

(number)

Tenured/Tenure-Track

40%

(34)

Non-TT lecturer/Adjunct

15%

(13)

O-R (Other-Related)

28%

(24)

O (Other)

7%

(6)

Not in the labor market

3%

(3)

Unknown

7%

(6)

Totals:

100%

(86)

GSAS History Admissions & Enrolled Student Data

 

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