New AOS: Public Philosophy & Prison Education
Marymount Manhattan College is looking to hire someone with expertise in both public philosophy and prison education, neither of which have been listed as areas of specialization in a philosophy job ad before, to my knowledge. (more…)
Supporting Non-Academic Careers (guest post by Kevin J.S. Zollman)
In a field where more than half of our students won’t get academic jobs, we are actively creating a culture where most of our students will view themselves as failures.
The Varied Careers of Philosophy Majors
A philosophy professor has put together a book featuring brief essays by thirty people who majored in philosophy at his school and who went on to pursue a wide range of careers. (more…)
Placement Patterns in the UK Philosophy Job Market
“Who gets to teach at good philosophy departments in the UK?” That’s the question taken up in the following guest post* by Philip Schönegger, a graduate student in the St. Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy who is working in ethics and experimental philosophy. (more…)
What Do UK Philosophy Majors Do After They Graduate?
How many of those who graduate with a degree in philosophy in the UK are employed six months after graduation? What kinds of jobs do they get?
Faculty Job Security & Academic Freedom
Seventy-three percent of faculty at institutions of higher education in the United States are neither tenured nor on the tenure-track, according to a new report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). (more…)
Job Prospects for Philosophy Majors: Perception and Reality
The number of philosophy majors in the U.S. is down 35% since its recent peak in 2007, and today, philosophy majors make up only around 0.137% of the student population. (more…)
Tahko from Helsinki to Bristol
Tuomas Tahko, currently University Lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, will be moving to the University of Bristol. (more…)
Fallis & Mathiesen from Arizona to Northeastern
Don Fallis and Kay Mathiesen, philosophers currently at the University of Arizona’s School of Information, have accepted offers from the Department of Philosophy at Northeastern University.
Philosophy Targeted at Hiram College
The philosophy major at Hiram College in Ohio will be eliminated if a new “academic redesign” recommended by the interim dean of the college goes forward. (more…)
Bullshit Jobs in Higher Ed
“The degree to which those involved in teaching and academic management spend more and more of their time involved in tasks which they secretly—or not so secretly—believe to be entirely pointless” is a hot topic on academic social media this week, owing to an article about it by anthropologist David Graeber (LSE) in The Chronicle of Higher Education. (more…)..
Theunissen from Johns Hopkins to Pittsburgh
Nandi Theunissen, currently assistant professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, will be taking up a position as associate professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.
Philosophy is what best prepared him for his career in finance & government
I’m asked from time to time which undergraduate courses best prepared me for working at Goldman Sachs and in the government. People assume I’ll list courses in economics or finance, but I always answer that the key was Professor Demos’s philosophy course and the conversations about existentialism in coffee shops around campus.
Which Conferences Should Philosophy Grad Students Attend?
Who Are Philosophers Less Willing To Hire?
George Yancey, a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas who works on anti-Christian attitudes in the United States, has researched bias in academia, and recently shared some information he had collected regarding philosophers’ hiring preferences. (more…)
Philosopher Richard Feldman Will Be Interim President of Univ. of Rochester
Richard Feldman, professor of philosophy at the University of Rochester and former dean of the university’s College of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, will be interim President of the University of Rochester, beginning in March, 2018. (more…)
Update to APDA’s Survey of Graduate Programs in Philosophy
Academic Placement Data and Analysis (APDA) has updated its philosophy graduate program survey infogram with more recent information and comments. (more…)
Taylor from Penn State to Vanderbilt
Paul C. Taylor, currently professor of philosophy and African American studies, as well as associate dean of undergraduate studies, at Penn State, has accepted a position as W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. (more…)
Chignell from Penn to Princeton
Andrew Chignell, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (and before that, at Cornell University), will be joining the faculty at the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) at Princeton University as a Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor. (more…)
McGrath from Missouri to Rutgers
Matthew McGrath, currently professor and chair of philosophy at the University of Missouri, will become professor of philosophy at Rutgers University beginning next summer. (more…)
Tomlin from Reading to Warwick
Patrick Tomlin, currently associate professor of political philosophy in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading, will be taking up a position as reader in philosophy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick. (more…)
Chang from Rutgers to Oxford
Ruth Chang, currently professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, will be taking up a position in the Faculty of Law at Oxford University as a Professor of Jurisprudence. (more…)
Use This Free Automated Recommendation Service, Created by Philosophers
MARGY (Managing Academic Recommendations Gratis Yay) is a free automated academic letter of recommendation service. It had its initial trial run at the start of the year (following earlier beta testing) and is up and running for the Fall 2017 academic job market. (more…)
Slight Increase in Philosophy PhDs Awarded, and other Humanities Data
The Humanities Indicators project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released new data regarding graduate degree completion in the humanities, number of jobs advertised per discipline, and the demographics of humanities graduate students. (more…)
Michael Martin Heads To Oxford
Michael Martin, currently Professor of Philosophy at University College, London and Mills Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley, will be moving to Oxford University to become the next Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy. (more…)
Liberto from Connecticut to Maryland
Hallie Liberto, currently assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, will become associate professor of philosophy, with tenure, at the University of Maryland. (more…)
Killmister & Ripley from Connecticut to Monash
Suzy Killmister and David Ripley, both currently assistant professors of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, have accepted tenured positions in philosophy at Monash University. (more…)
Philosophy Jobs Per AOS, 2016-17
Over at The Philosophers’ Cocoon, Marcus Arvan (Tampa) reports on the number of jobs advertised over the past year per Area of Specialization (AOS). (more…)