PhD Placement

Our PhDs have been highly successful on the job market.

Of the department’s 66 new PhDs during the period 2006-2015, two-thirds of graduates who sought academic employment were hired in tenured or tenure-track academic positions at University of Toronto, University of Victoria, University of Western Ontario, York University, University of Ottawa, University of Calgary, University of Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, University of Essex, Sophia University, National University of Singapore, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Ritsumeikan University, University of Sheffield, Queensland University, Simon Fraser University, MacEwan University, University of Fraser Valley, University of Manitoba, Memorial University, McMaster University, Massey University, University of Amsterdam, University of South Florida and Cardiff University and others.

UBC PhDs have also taken positions with government agencies, NGOs, or private-sector employers—including Statistics Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada, the US Department of Defense Asia-Pacific Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Deutschebank (London), and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, among others.

Read more about our PhD Placements here.