Dianoia Institute of Philosophy at ACU Hires 7 More Faculty


The Dianoia Institute of Philosophy at Australian Catholic University, which was launched in March, 2019, has recently made five more full-time, permanent, research-only appointments and an additional two part-time honorary appointments.

Ben Sheers, “Sleeper”

The new permanent appointments are:

  • Sam Carter, currently a Ph.D. student at Rutgers, hired as a Research Fellow
  • J. Dmitri Gallow, currently assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, hired as a Senior Research Fellow
  • Clayton Littlejohn, currently professor of philosophy at King’s College London, hired as a Professor
  • Gillian Russell, currently professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, hired as Professor
  • Juhani Yli-Vakkuri, previously professor of philosophy at the University of Tartu, hired as a Senior Research Fellow

The part-time honorary appointments are:

  • Miriam Schoenfield, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin, as Honorary Professor
  • Emily Thomas, associate professor of philosophy at Durham University, as Honorary Fellow.

Together with previous hires announced in August, Dianoia has made 13 new full-time and 3 part-time appointments in a single year. According to the institute’s director, Stephen Finlay, “We will continue hiring very selectively in 2020.”

(Note: in the original version of this post, I made an error regarding Dr. Schoenfield’s place of employment. It has now been corrected.)

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