What if I told you it was possible for an advertisement for an academic position to explain why the hiring department is hiring in a particular area, provide a profile of the kind of colleague the existing faculty are looking for, describe the work environments the successful candidate will find themself in, convey the values the department aims to promote, and deta..
The University of Edinburgh hired eight (!) philosophers this year. (more…)
Rob Wilson, currently professor of philosophy at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, will be taking up the position of professor of philosophy at the University of Western Australia (UWA).
A reader draws my attention to the advertisement for an assistant professorship in philosophy at Duke University as an example of the problem of schools asking for excessive information for the first round of applications. (more…)
Miriam Schoenfield, currently associate professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has accepted a position as associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. (more…)
A team of researchers is conducting a study of the job market in academic philosophy and is currently seeking participants. (more…)
The new philosophical research center at Australian Catholic University created this past March continues to develop. It now has a name—the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy—and has hired a number of philosophers. (more…)
Elizabeth Schecter, previously in the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis, is now associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington. (more…)
Sarah Paul, until recently associate professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has taken up an associate professorship in philosophy at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University.
A new study looks at the jobs and skills of college graduates, including those who major in philosophy, finds that choice of major “isn’t as deterministic of our work as we might believe,” and aims to help students understand how their education has prepared them for the job market. (more…)
Julia Driver and Roy Sorensen, both currently professors of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, are moving to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. (more…)
The University of Toronto Department of Philosophy has just hired two scholars who specialize in Indian philosophy: Jonardon Ganeri, currently professor of philosophy and humanities at New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, and Elisa Freschi, currently at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna.
Andres Schoubye, currently lecturer in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, has accepted an offer of a senior lectureship in the Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University.
Katharine Jenkins, currently an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, has accepted an appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
In an interview at Inside Higher Education, Jason Brennan (Georgetown) and Phillip Magness (American Institute for Economic Research), answer a question from interviewer Scott Jaschik about their view that universities are admitting too many PhD students. (more…)
The Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University has made three senior hires: Shaun Nichols (currently at the University of Arizona), Karolina Hübner (currently at the University of Toronto), and Carlotta Pavese (currently at Duke University). (more…)
David Wallace, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California (USC), will be moving to the University of Pittsburgh, where he will hold the Mellon Chair in both History & Philosophy of Science and Philosophy. (more…)
In 2015 I asked readers to share bad experiences they had while visiting campuses during their job searches. I would bet, alas, that the past four years did not go by without such incidents. (more…)
Ian Phillips and Hanna Pickard, both professors of philosophy at the University of Birmingham, will be moving to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), where they will each hold the title of Distinguished Professor. (more…)