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Schliesser Offered Chair at Amsterdam

Eric Schliesser, currently Research Professor in Philosophy and Moral Sciences at Ghent University, has been offered a Chair in Political Theory in the Political Science department at the University of Amsterdam. He reports that he “will almost certainly accept.” Profesor Schliesser works mainly in the history of modern philosophy and philosophy of economics. He als..

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New Hires at Ohio State

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..

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Alyssa Ney from Rochester to UC Davis

Alyssa Ney, currently associate professor of philosophy at the University of Rochester, will become associate professor of philosophy at UC Davis, starting this July. Professor Ney works in metaphysics, philosophy of physics, and philosophy of mind.

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Amy Allen (Dartmouth) to Penn State

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..

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Joshua Cohen to Join Berkeley Faculty

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..

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Whiting from Toronto to Pittsburgh

Jennifer Whiting, currently at the University of Toronto, has accepted an offer to become professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, starting January 2015. Professor Whiting has written extensively on ancient philosophy; her research interests include metaphysics, ethics, and philosophy of mind, both ancient and modern. (via Anil Gupta)

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