Carnegie Mellon University

lcs careers

Careers and Placement for Literary & Cultural Studies Ph.D.s

Since its inception in 1986, the Ph.D. program in Literary & Cultural Studies (LCS) in the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University has been preparing its graduates for academic and non-academic positions around the world. LCS graduates secure careers as faculty members of English programs as well as in a wide variety of industry research positions.

Alumni Spotlight: Sheila Liming

Class of 2014
Assistant Professor of English, University of North Dakota

"Now, in my own research and writing, I work as much from history as I do from literary texts, owing to the disciplinary flexibility that I developed while studying at Carnegie Mellon."


Recent Placement (2013-2023)

  • Teaching Faculty, Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Assistant Professor, Glenville State University
  • Teaching Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 
  • Assistant Professor of Modernism and Digital Humanities, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Assistant Professor of Literature, Antioch College
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Christian Brothers University
  • Grants Manager, The University of Findlay
  • Adjunct Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lecturer, Lasell College
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Wabash College
  • Adjunct Instructor, Emmanuel College
  • Assistant Director of Faculty Programs (Kennedy School of Government), Harvard University
  • Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Instructor, Brookdale Community College
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, The College of New Jersey
  • Lecturer, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
  • Senior Lecturer, University of North Dakota
  • Government Services Project Manager, Center for Technology and Civic Life
  • Postdoc, University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies, Dickinson College
  • Assistant Professor of English, University of North Dakota

Long-Term Placement (before 2013)

  • Video Collection Manager and Adjunct, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh
  • Humanities Teacher, Hong Kong International School
  • Assistant Professor of English, BITS-PILANI, K.K. Birla Goa Campus
  • Assistant Professor of English & Drama, New York University
  • Associate Professor of English and Modern Drama, Saint Mary's College of California
  • Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Assistant Professor Of Medicine, Allegheny Health Network
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Duquesne University
  • Digital Communications Specialist, Oregon State University
  • Associate Professor, SUNY Empire State College
  • Professor of Writing & Humanities, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
  • English Teacher, Oakwood Secondary School, California
  • Professor of English, Eastern Illinois University
  • Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University
  • Gender Advisor & Grants Coordinator, U.S. Embassy (Yangon, Myanmar)
  • Associate Professor of English, Western Carolina University
  • Professor, New York University
  • Professor of English, Gordon State College
  • Visiting Faculty, Miami University
  • Associate Professor of English, Kyung Hee University
  • Lecturer, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Adjunct Instructor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Professor, City College of San Francisco
  • Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • Executive Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English, Bowling Green State University - Firelands
  • Professor, Eastern Michigan University