Andrew Chignell, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (and before that, at Cornell University), will be joining the faculty at the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) at Princeton University as a Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor. (more…)
Frances Kamm, Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University and Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, earlier today accepted an offer from Rutgers University, where she will hold the title of Henry Rutgers University Professor of Philosophy, beginning in Fall of 2018. (more…)
Matthew Noah Smith, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Leeds, and Adam Omar Hosein, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have both been hired by the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University. (more…)
Heather Battaly, currently professor of philosophy and department chair at California State University, Fullerton, will become professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, starting in Fall 2017. (more…)
Ben Caplan, currently professor of philosophy at Ohio State University, will become professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, starting in Fall 2017. Professor Caplan works mainly in metaphysics and philosophy of language, and also has interests in philosophy of art and the metaphysics of gender. You can learn more about his work here. (more…)
Rachana Kamtekar, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona, will become professor of philosophy at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, starting in Fall of 2017. (more…)
Russ Shafer-Landau, currently professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and director of its Parr Center for Ethics, will be returning in Fall 2017 to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he had been professor for 13 years. (more…)
Kevin Scharp, currently professor of philosophy at The Ohio State University, has accepted a position as Reader at the University of St. Andrews, starting in September, 2016. Professor Scharp works in logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and the history of analytic philosophy. He will be taking up a leadership role at Arché, the researc..
Branden Fitelson, previously Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, is now Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, as of this morning. Professor Fitelson works in epistemology, logic, and philosophy of science.
Mark Alfano, currently assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon, has accepted an offer from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he will become associate professor of philosophy, starting September 2015. Professor Alfano works in moral philosophy, epistemology, Nietzsche, philosophy of mind, and experimental philosophy.
Karl Schafer, currently associate professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, has accepted an offer as full professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, starting this fall. Schafer works mainly in ethics, epistemology, the history of modern philosophy, and Kant, and on related issues in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and politi..
Kings College London (KCL) has made three senior appointments in philosophy—one full-time and two part-time:
Matthias Steup, currently professor of philosophy and head of the Philosophy Department at Purdue University, will become chair of the University of Colorado Philosophy Department starting in fall of 2016. Steup works in epistemology and metaphysics. A press release about the appointment is here.
UPDATE: David Boonin, currently interim chair at Colorado, writes:
Grant Ramsey, currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will become BOFZAP Research Professor in the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven, starting July 2016. Professor Ramsey works in philosophy of biology and philosophy of science, and runs the Ramsey Philosophy of Biology Lab, which, according to its website, “..
Jill North and Ted Sider, both currently at Cornell, will be taking up positions in the department of philosophy at Rutgers University. North, who works in philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, and metaphysics, will be associate professor of philosophy there. Sider, who works in metaphysics and philosophy of language, will hold the department’s new Mellon Ch..
Ann Cudd, currently Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies and University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, will become Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Boston University, starting this August. Professor Cudd works in social and political philosophy, philosophy of economics, feminist theory, and philosophy of social ..
David Wallace, currently professor of philosophy at Oxford University, has accepted a position as professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California, starting this Fall. Professor Wallace works in philosophy of physics. (via Christian Wüthrich)
Amy Allen, currently Parents Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College, will become head of the Department of Philosophy at Penn State, starting July, 2015. Professor Allen works in Continental philosophy, particularly critical social theory, poststructuralism, and feminist theo..
Tristram McPherson, currently in the Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, will be taking up a position as associate professor of philosophy at The Ohio State University starting in September, 2015. Professor McPherson works in ethics and meta-ethics. The university is also hiring Amy Shuster, currently in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech, a..
Guido Bacciagaluppi is leaving the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen to become Associate Professor in the Foundations of the Natural Sciences at Utrecht University. Professor Bacciagaluppi works in the philosophy of physics, particularly the philosophy of quantum theory. His new post is based in the Faculty of Science and is a..
Shalom Lappin (King’s College London) and Paul Russell (University of British Columbia) will be heading to the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg. Lappin works on formal and computational semantics, computational linguistics, the cognitive basis of language acquisition, and related topics. Russell works mainly..
Ted Toadvine, currently professor of philosophy and environmental studies at the University of Oregon, will be moving to Penn State University in January 2017, where he will be professor of philosophy and director of the Rock Ethics Institute. (more…)
Sara J. Bernstein, currently assistant professor of philosophy at Duke University, will be tenured associate professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, starting in Fall of 2016. Professor Bernstein works in metaphysics, especially the metaphysics of causation.