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, “..
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…)
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…)
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..
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..
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..
Kings College London (KCL) has made three senior appointments in philosophy—one full-time and two part-time:
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…)
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.
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.
Miranda Fricker, currently professor of philosophy at University of Sheffield, will be taking up a full-time senior position at CUNY Graduate Center this September. Professor Fricker works in social epistemology, ethics, and feminist philosophy. She will maintain an affiliation at Sheffield, where she is co-investigator on a European funded research project into epi..
Russ Shafer-Landau, currently professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy department at the University of Wisconsin, has accepted an offer from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Starting this summer, he will be professor of philosophy there and director of UNC’s Parr Center for Ethics. Shafer-Landau is known for his work in metaethics.
Ned Markosian (Western Washington) has declined the offer from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Frasier MacBride, currently Chair in Logic and Rhetoric at the University of Glasgow, will be moving to the University of Manchester. MacBride works in metaphysics, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language and the history of analytic philosophy. (more…)
Nicolas De Warren, currently Research Professor of Philosophy at KU Leuven and and Director of its Center for Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy/Husserl Archives, will join the Department of Philosophy at Penn State as Associate Professor in August, 2017. Professor de Warren works in phenomenology, neo-Kantianism, and the impact of World War I on European phil..
Annalisa Coliva, currently lecturer at the University of Modena and associate director of the Cogito Research Centre in Philosophy, will be taking up a position as Full Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, starting in Spring of 2016. Coliva works in philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and the history of analytic philosophy.
Joshua Cohen, who had held appointments at MIT and Stanford before recently moving to Apple University, will be joining the University of California, Berkeley as a Distinguished Senior Fellow in its School of Law, Department of Philosophy, and Department of Political Science, starting July 1, 2015. According to a notice on the UC Berkeley Philosophy Department web p..