Doctoral students who graduate from the Columbia University Department of Sociology go on to positions in both academic and non-academic settings, as well as post-doctoral fellowships for further research.

Placements for recent doctoral graduates include the following:

Assistant Professorships:

Bard College, Bryn Mawr College, Central European University, City University of New York, Columbia University School of Public Health, Fashion Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Humboldt-University Berlin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University, The University of Michigan Business School, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, University of Ljubljana, Vanderbilt University, Stony Brook University, University of California-Irvine, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kingsborough Community College, University of North Carolina-Asheville, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Molloy College, National Taipei University, National Taiwan University, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana, Hong Kong Baptist University, Long Island University-Brooklyn, University of Michigan, University of Denver, New York University, Princeton University, SUNY Albany, Stanford University, London School of Economics.

Additional appointments:

American University of Sharjah, Assocation to Benefit Children, Barnard College, Budapest Office of McKinsey & Co. Consulting, Columbia University East Asian Institute, Columbia University School of Social Work, FLACSO Ecuador, Fordham University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School, Indiana University-South Bend, Kent State University, Kings College London, Koc University, Kyung Hee University, Ohio University, Queens College, CUNY, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rutgers University, Social Science Research Council, Stanford University, Tokiwa University, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., U.S. Census Bureau, Universidada Mayor de San Andes, University of California-San Francisco, University of Miami, University of Reading, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, William College, York University