PhD Professional Development

Professional Development Resources

Welcome to the LSU English Graduate Program Professional Development page. Here you will find links to funding ad fellowship resources, to job market advice, and much more. We will continue adding resources and links as they become available. 

Ph.D. Mentoring Document

For a suggested professional development timeline, click here.

For current Calls for Papers (UPenn), click here

For a list of Grant and Fellowship opportunities (national and international), click here

For information about how to apply for travel funding, click here.


Job lists

Modern Language Association Job Information List

Chronicle Careers

H-Net Job List

American Studies Association Employment and Fellowships  

National Women's Studies Association Job List


Advice and Handbooks

ADE Career Resources Page

Modern Language Association Advice: from Application to Job Search

Stanford Guide for Academic Job Search  

A Positive take on preparing to go on the Market--inside higher ed

Crafting the Teaching Statement   

Interview Handbook by Michael Gamer and Anne Krook 

Career Paths for Ph.Ds


Common interest reading groups

Graduate students and faculty with common research interests are invited to join their colleagues in conversation on Community Moodle. Groups use the site to post links that might be of common interest, hold conversations in the discussion forum, and organize reading groups.

To join a group, please contact the group's facilitator at the email below.

Southern Studies
Facilitator: Matt Dischinger (

Publishing for creative writers
Facilitator: Emily Nemens (

19th Century British Lit & Culture
Facilitator: Christie Jeansonne (

Postcolonial Studies
Facilitator: Stacey Amo (

Rhetoric and Composition
Facilitators: Vicki Davis ( and Christine Jeansonne (