Placement Information

The Yale Department of History performed a study on employment and placement data on graduates of its history doctoral program between 2010 and 2019.
The data includes 216 completed PhDs in History as well as combined programs, such as students in History and African American Studies. The data does not include graduates of the Program in History of Science and the History of Medicine. The data also does not include the employment or placement of students who did not complete their PhDs and graduate from the program.
The numerical data should be considered to have a 5-10% margin of error. Alumni employment data is difficult and time-consuming to track since people move, change jobs, and fall out of touch. This report captures information as of August 2019. The department will continue its ongoing efforts to track the employment record of its graduates, but the study is necessarily provisional and the data will necessarily change with the passing of time.
The data shows the varied placement results of the doctoral program. Approximately 50% of Ph.D. graduates over the 2010-2019 period are in tenure-track or tenured positions. Other recent graduates presently employed as postdoctoral fellows or in lecturer/visiting positions may join their ranks.
Approximately 50% of graduates are working off the tenure track in other positions. These positions include nonprofits, business, government, and academic administration, as well as non-tenure track teaching and research positions (postdocs, lecturers, secondary school teachers, researchers, curators/archivists).
We hope that this report will provide useful information to Yale faculty and graduate students as well as those considering application and matriculation to Yale History.  Click the items below to expand for more information.

Overview: Overall employment record

Academic Placement: Employment type, faculty status, temporal progression

Tenured and Tenure Track Employment: Map

Tenured and Tenure Track Employment: List

Agnes Scott College
Associated Colleges of the South
Aston University
Auburn University
Ball State University
Barnard College, Columbia University
Beloit College
Brigham Young University
Brown University
City University of Hong Kong
City University of New York
City University of New York Brooklyn College
College of Charleston
Columbus State University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
Durham University; UK
Elizabeth City State University
Emerson College
Emory University
Emory University
Emory University School of Law
Florida International University
Florida State University
Florida State University
George Washington University
Harvard University
John Abbott College
Lehigh University
Lesley University
Lingnan University; Hong Kong
London School of Economics
Manchester Community College
Marymount University
McGill University
Miami University
Middle Tennessee State University
Montana State University
Nanyang Technological University
National Cheng Kung University
National University of Singapore
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Notre Dame Law School
Portland State University
Princeton University
Princeton University
Ramapo College
Ryerson University
Sam Houston State University
Sam Houston State University
San Diego State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Sattler College
School of History, University College Dublin
Seton Hall University
Southern Connecticut State University
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
Tufts University, Tufts University
Tulane University
Universidad De Los Andes
Universidad de San Andrés; Argentina
University of Alabama
University of Alabama
University of California; Davis
University of California; Riverside
University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Groningen
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
University of Maryland
University of Maryland College Park
University of Memphis
University of Miami (Florida)
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Missouri
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Sydney
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas-Austin
University of Texas; San Antonio
University of Toronto
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of York
University of Zagreb, School of Teachers Education
Wake Forest University School of Law
Wake Forest University
Washington State University, Vancouver
Wayne State University
Xavier University
Yale University
Yale University
Yale-NUS College

Job Placement Outside Academia

Trends in the placement of the 34 graduates across the nonprofit, business, and government sectors is not clearly defined.
Job types with more than one graduate working in them include:
High school teaching and administration, primarily in private schools
Nonprofit policy advocacy (UNITE HERE, Grassroots Policy Project, Demos)
Nonprofit communications, fundraising, and management (Metropolitan Opera, etc)
Historical consulting or archivist (Mass Historical Society, Saybrook Partners, etc)
Historical Curator (Smithsonian, Getty, etc)
Research at a center or think tank
Consultant or company manager