At this point in the job market last year, there were 65 advertisments for positions in academic philosophy advertised at PhilJobs. What about this year?
Marcus Arvan (Tampa) has taken a look and reports:
The good news… is that there are more than twice as many job ads this year as last year, and that this year’s job market is fairly close to how things were pre-COVID. The bad news is that, compared to before COVID, this year’s market is still on the lower end of the spectrum.
He notes that the number of total ads is not the same as the number of total jobs, and that “there seem to be more ads than usual that advertise more than one job (for example, a few ads advertise 2-4 jobs apiece!).”
See The Philosophers’ Cocoon for more detailed information from Professor Arvan.