PhD Careers

PhD Career Outlook

Student pursuing a PhD in Information Science at SOIS should be prepared to enter the field at a very high level. The academic rigors of the doctoral program do not only prepare candidates to teach, these students also go on to perform highly-regarded research and act as consultants.


The job market for PhD candidates depends on the qualifications and research track which they seek. Job seekers holding a PhD should consult with the ALISE Job Placement, as well as run-of-the-mill library job sites like ALA JobList, which frequently advertise academic positions in addition to those in the library.

Some of the best ways for PhD students to find positions are to attend professional conferences. This is an excellent way for students to promote themselves as a potential leader in the field.