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Placement of Graduate Students

Graduate Student Job Placement

The History Department prepares candidates for placement in the history profession and other career pathways. Working with their advisory committee and the graduate coordinator, job candidates develop techniques for crafting letters of application, writing an effective CV, and compiling a dossier of writing samples and letters of recommendation. In the teacher training course, HIST 8001, PhD students learn to write effective statements of teaching philosophy and sample course syllabi. MA and PhD students take a number of required workshops in CV/resume writing, the job market, the diversity of career paths for graduate students, publishing and preparing to publish, and career presentations by visiting professionals.

Our PhDs have an excellent placement record, despite the tightness of the job market. UGA history PhDs hold faculty positions in many major universities, and graduates of our program have also developed successful careers in related professional fields, including law, business, government, and education. Of our 18 graduates from 1990-1997, 11 have obtained tenure-track jobs. Of our 22 PhDs from 1998-2004, two-thirds have tenure-track jobs. A comprehensive list of job placement for PhDs since 2005 follows. We recently include career pathways for many of our MA students beginning with 2017.



  •  Assistant Professor of History and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi (PhD)


  • Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi (PhD)


  • Oral Historian, National Museum of Forest Service, Missoula (PhD)


  • Assistant Professor of African American University, Old Dominion University, Norfolk (PhD)


  • Assistant Professor of History, Francis Marion U (PhD) 
  • 2019-20 Assistant Professor in Early America post-doc, Otterbein U (PhD) 
  • Visiting Assistant Professor-History, Angelo State U (PhD)


  • Assistant Professor of History, Middle Tennessee State U (PhD) 
  • Lecturer, Augusta State U (PhD)
  • Historian and Editor for Army University Press, Research and Books Team (PhD)
  • Instructor, Thomas University (MA)
  • Archives Assistant, U Georgia Hargrett Library (MA)
  • AmeriCorps (MA)
  • Manor Hall Int'l Sch, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates world hist teacher (MA)
  • Instructor, Thomas University 2018 (MA)
  • Academic Advisor, Terry College of Business, U Georgia (MA)


  • Assistant Professor of History, U North Carolina - Charlotte (PhD, tenure-track)
  • Politics and Public Policy Archivist, U Georgia Russell Library Special Collections (PhD)
  • Academic Prof Associate, Institute of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, U Georgia (PhD)
  • Academic Advisor, School of Public & Internal Affairs, U Georgia (MA)
  • Assistant Professor of Atlantic World History, Coastal Carolina U, 2019 (PhD)


  • Assistant Professor of History, History, Sociology, and Anthropology, Southern Utah U
  • Post-doc Fellow Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech
  • Lecturer, Savannah State U, Africana Studies
  • Lecturer, U North Georgia, Gainesville
  • Assistant Professor of History, CA (PhD, tenure-track)
  • Part-Time Instructor, Appalachian State U
  • Post-doc U Central Lancashire, U.K.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart U


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Utah State University Eastern
  • Asst. Editor Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University - Kingsville


  • Lecturer, Troy University, Alabama
  • Part-Time Instructor, University of Georgia
  • Visiting Instructor in History, Illinois College


  • Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Assistant Professor, Tennessee-Wesleyan College
  • Instructor, University of Maryland
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University


  • Adjunct Faculty, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Assistant Professor, Beacon College, Florida
  • Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University
  • Historian, French Legation Museum, Austin, Texas
  • Lecturer, Georgia College & State University


  • Academic Assistant, UGA Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Part-Time Instructor, University of Georgia


  • Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
  • Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
  • Assistant Professor, Wright State University
  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M--Corpus Christi
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University, Japan
  • Lecturer, Georgia College and State University
  • Policy Director, Georgia River Network


  • Assistant Professor, Lane College, Jackson, TN
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
  • Director, Margaret Walker Center, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
  • Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Eastern Tennessee State University


  • Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
  • Lecturer, University of Georgia
  • Attorney, King & Spalding
  • Lecturer, College of Charleston
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University


  • Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University


  • Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University
  • Assistant Professor, University of Baltimore


  • Assistant Professor, Providence College
  • Assistant Professor, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
  • Development Manager, Southern Editorial and Production

Previous UGA Graduates have been hired at institutions including: Clemson University
Cornell University
East Carolina University
Emporia State University
LeMoyne College
Loyola University
Mississippi State University
Murray State University
Radford University
St. Bonaventure University
University of Akron
University of Georgia
University of South Carolina
University of Virginia at Wise

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