Job Placement Data

Our job placement numbers are outstanding. Within the first year after graduation, typically about half of our graduates have already secured tenure track positions; most of the others secure post-doctoral fellowships and/or teach as visiting professors or adjuncts while they continue their tenure track job search.

Within five years of graduation, on average 85% of our graduates are in tenure-track positions across the country, and even across the world.

The PhD program in Religion does not only train academics, however; some of our graduates choose to go into alternative fields such as ministry and non-profit work. 

Graduates of the program in the past five years currently hold tenure track positions at the following institutions:

  • Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Colorado College
  • Emory University, Georgia
  • Harvard Divinity School, Massachusetts
  • Lahore University, Pakistan
  • Pace University, New York
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Virginia
  • Vassar College, New York
  • Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Nepal
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • St. Mary’s College, Indiana
  • Wake Forest University, North Carolina

Graduates who have held post-doctoral fellowships and/or taught have been, or are currently, at the following institutions:

  • Brown University, Rhode Island
  • Gordon College, Massachusetts
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts
  • Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Japan
  • Loyola Marymount University, California
  • Oberlin College, Ohio
  • Trinity College, Connecticut
  • Trinity University, Texas

Graduates who have chosen alternative careers work in some of the following areas: 

  • Clinical Ethics, Hospitals/Health Care
  • Strategy and Analysis, Hospitals/Health Care
  • Ministry
  • Management and research: various NGOs and nonprofit organizations