Tenure-track hiring 2011-2012: some numbers
June 4, 2012
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ProPhilosophy has compiled data posted here at ProPhilosophy and data from the Leiter Reports’ tenure-track and postdoc hiring thread, and has come up with the following placement data for 2011-2012, arranged by department. These data are still incomplete; readers are welcome to make additions to that page, and this post will be updated to reflect those additions.
A month or so ago, Carolyn Dicey Jennings (University of Antwerp) posted a statistical analysis at The Philosophy Smoker. The post attracted 85 comments, all of which were appreciative of the work and found it very helpful. A number of readers called for the APA to collect data more thoroughly and do this sort of analysis every year. ProPhi joins the rest in thanking Dr Jennings for this work, and has invited her to do a similar analysis of the final data. She has agreed. Her analysis will be posted here when she has finished it, probably in a little less than a month.
Here are the numbers by department, ordered by number of candidates placed in tenure-track jobs or postdocs (not including candidates more than five years out of the Ph.D.). Only departments with at least two reported placements are included.
Boston University: 5
North Carolina: 4
Pittsburgh (including HPS): 4
Western Ontario: 4
Washington-St. Louis: 3
EDIT: Added CUNY, SLU, Columbia, Iowa, Toronto, Stanford. Edinburgh, Vanderbilt, Baylor, Harvard, UCI, Northwestern, Maryland, St. Andrews, Duke
EDIT: Updated Wisconsin, Fordham, CUNY, Berkeley