Careers

Auburn provides you solid training, support and advice as you seek the position most suitable to your interests, skills, and professional training. The Academic Placement Advisor Chris Keirstead will assist you with your job search. Trish Serviss, Keetje Kuipers, and Alicia Carroll are also available to help you with your cover letter and resume.

What we provide for you on these pages are Placement Links for Academic and Nonacademic Positions and the useful Timeline for an Academic Job Search, complete with advice on writing letters of application and interviewing tips.

Our doctoral graduates have found employment in a variety of areas. Some recent graduates hold tenure-track academic positions at

  • Bainbridge College
  • East Tennessee University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • Furman University
  • Gardner Webb University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Huntingdon College
  • Kutztown State University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Manitowoc
  • University of West Georgia

Some of our MA and PhD graduates hold alternative academic or non-academic positions at

  • Auburn University (Coordinator of Information Technology)
  • Huntingdon College (Executive Assistant to Provost)
  • Nokia Corporation (Technical Writer)
  • Politika, Inc. (Writer and Analyst)
  • Qwest (Systems Management)
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (Writer and Editor)
  • WRKF Baton Rouge (Morning Edition Host)
  • Young Harris College (Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing)

For more information

Chris Keirstead

Chris Keirstead, Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
keirscm@auburn.edu
8078 Haley Center
(334) 844-9077

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 1:00-2:30
  • Thursday 12:00-12:45

Last Updated: March 07, 2014