In June, Australian Minister of Education Dan Tehan announced a proposal to “double down on our core mission of educating Australians for the jobs that will be in demand in the future” that would lower university costs for science, engineering, information technology, nursing, etc., but raise costs for those studying philosophy and other humanities fields by 113%. (..
“Educating students in philosophy and the humanities is a public good. We need people who think analytically and imaginatively and in unusual ways.” (more…)
Susan Schneider, professor of philosophy and cognitive science at the University of Connecticut and current NASA-Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress and NASA, is moving to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). (more…)
Today the Board of Trustees of Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) met to decide on their proposal, announced last month, to eliminate various programs and departments at the school, including philosophy. Not all programs survived, but philosophy did. (more…)
David Shoemaker, currently professor in the Department of Philosophy and The Murphy Institute of Political Economy at Tulane University, will be moving to the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. (more…)
Elinor Mason, senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, will be moving to the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she will be a full professor. (more…)
Yesterday, Liberty University, a Christian University founded by Jerry Falwell, told its philosophy faculty that the their department and their jobs were being eliminated as of June 30th of this year. (more…)
Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) has told at least 140 of its staff they will be laid off and has begun issuing non-renewal notices to both non-tenure and tenure-track faculty in an attempt to “grapple with a budget crisis that started even before the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” (more…)
Daily Nous usually posts about new academic hires in philosophy only at the associate professor level or higher. This is because the site would otherwise be overwhelmed with hiring announcements—not because it isn’t great news when people get tenure-track jobs, post-docs, visiting positions, and the like. (more…)
A number of scholars, including over forty philosophers, have signed onto a statement saying they “will not accept invitations for speaking engagements, workshops, and conferences” at universities and colleges that have failed to include non-tenure-track faculty and graduate students in their pandemic-prompted plans for extensions and accomodations to tenure-track a..
Philip J. Ivanhoe, currently Distinguished Chair Professor in the College of Confucian Studies and Eastern Philosophy at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea, and director of the Sungkyun Institute for Confucian Studies and East Asian Philosophy , will become chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Georgetown University. (more…)
Muhammad Ali Khalidi, currently professor of philosophy at York University, will become professor of philosophy at City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. (more…)
Rebecca “Becko” Copenhaver, currently professor and department chair of philosophy at Lewis & Clark College, and Lori Watson, currently professor and department chair of philosophy at the University of San Diego, have both been hired as professors of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. (more…)
Joyce Havstad, currently assistant professor of philosophy at Oakland University, is moving to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah, where whe will be associate professor of philosophy. (more…)
The University of Edinburgh will be adding six people to its Philosophy Faculty. (more…)
John Lippitt, currently Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Hertfordshire, is moving to the University of Notre Dame Australia, where he will be Professor of Philosophy and Director of the University’s Institute for Ethics and Society. (more…)