Edinburgh Hired Eight Philosophers This Year


The University of Edinburgh hired eight (!) philosophers this year. 

Some of them have already begun their appointments at Edinburgh, while others will be joining over the coming months:

  • Damian Calouri: Senior Lecturer, ancient philosophy (previously at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas)
  • Michael Cholbi: Professor, ethics (currently at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
  • Jonny Cottrell: Lecturer, early modern philosophy, particularly Hume (previously at Wayne State University)
  • Tommy J. Curry: Professor, philosophy of race & gender, black male Studies, Africana philosophy (previously at Texas A & M University) (previous post)
  • Michael Gill: Professor, history of ethics, contemporary ethical theory, medical ethics (currently at the University of Arizona)
  • Filipa Melo Lopes: Lecturer, social & political philosophy, feminist philosophy
  • Shannon Vallor: Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence (currently at Santa Clara University & Google)
  • Jo Wolff: Senior Lecturer, metaphysics, philosophy of science (previously at King’s College London)

With these hires, there will be around 40 philosophers at Edinburgh. The current faculty list is here.

(via Isabella Melking)

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Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Aren’t they still hiring?Report

Nick Treanor
Nick Treanor
1 year ago

We are in the middle of a search and expect to appoint 5 people (at lecturer/senior lecturer level), with at least two more posts the following year. A couple of these are replacements, but mostly the spate of hiring reflects enrolment growth in recent years and an investment by the university in the subject. We now have close to 800 students studying UG philosophy to degree level (similar to a major/double major), plus grad programs, etc.Report

Person
Person
Reply to  Nick Treanor
1 year ago

Amazing.Report

Tom Jones
Tom Jones
1 year ago

Congratulations to Edinburgh for hiring philosophers from all over the world: eastern America, western America, northern America, and even southern America.Report

Nick T
Nick T
Reply to  Tom Jones
1 year ago

Do you mean hiring from, or philosophers from? 7 of the 8 were most recently in the US, but they are from 5 different countries. Overall on faculty we have philosophers from 15 or 16 countries.Report

Tom Jones
Tom Jones
Reply to  Nick T
1 year ago

My mistake! I’d assumed that they were all American.Report