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Yale-National University of Singapore hires

A reader commented that Nicholas Silins (epistemology, Cornell) has accepted a tenured offer at Yale-National University of Singapore. It appears that the Yale-NUS philosophy department does not yet have a chair, so ProPhilosophy has attempted to confirm this with Pericles Lewis, a member of the English department at Yale and “active in the hiring of new faculty for Yale-NUS”. Unfortunately, all Lewis is able to say is that Yale-NUS has hired five philosophers–no more news is forthcoming until mid-June. A search turns up Andrew M Bailey (metaphysics, Ph.D. Notre Dame), Cathay Liu (early modern philosophy, Ph.D. North Carolina) and Neil Mehta (philosophy of mind, Ph.D. Michigan). All three of these are tenure-track hires.


3 responses to “Yale-National University of Singapore hires

  1. Anon May 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Probably you shouldn’t print rumors, or invite readers to submit rumors. In this case, your rumor is partly accurate, but also highly misleading by what it leaves out.

  2. Anonymous May 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Here’s the relevant extra information: Silins will remain at Cornell through 2013, after which he will join Yale-NUS for at least two years. Silins will be on leave from Cornell during those two years.

  3. Anonymous May 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Prof. David Cummiskey, currently at Bates, will be joining Yale-NUS as well. I don’t know the details of the arrangement, though – perhaps he has a deal similar to that of Silins.

    PROPHI EDIT: Professor Cummiskey has stated in an email to ProPhi that he was offered a senior post at Yale-NUS, but he has turned down the offer.


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