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Tenure-Track Hiring Analysis: Stage Two

ProPhi has been working to collect data regarding tenure-track jobs and postdocs obtained in the 2011-2012 academic year, and Dr. Carolyn Dicey-Jennings has been compiling and analyzing that data. Stage 1 involved gathering data regarding the names and Ph.D.-granting institutions of those hired. That stage is now complete, with the data being posted on this page and organized on this spreadsheet. Roughly 65 Ph.D. granting institutions have contributed thus far.

Stage 2 was undertaken entirely by Dr. Jennings; it involved gathering data regarding gender and publications. That stage is now complete, and is available in this Google spreadsheet.

ProPhi and Dr. Jennings welcome additions, comments, and corrections to stages one and two. Anonymous comments are welcome, but anyone making an addition or correction regarding publication numbers should link to the relevant CV or website so that this can be verified for the next round. Dr. Jennings will take those comments into account over the next week or so when she determines which analyses to use and how to assign qualitative values.


10 responses to “Tenure-Track Hiring Analysis: Stage Two

  1. acquaintance of Ms. Spaulding's June 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Shannon Spaulding’s name is mis-spelled: she’s got many a publication.

  2. prophilosophy June 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    via email, three University of Missouri posts should be added:

    Crystal Allen hired by Principia College. AOS: Political Philosophy, Theoretical and Applied Ethics.

    Xiaofei Liu postdoc at Calvin College. AOS: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.

    Yasha Rohwer postdoc at University of Missouri (Mizzou Advantage Postdoc). AOS: Philosophy of Science, especially Philosophy of Biology; Epistemology.

  3. amb June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I’d like to see placement data that includes other temporary positions (beyond postdocs). Not all postdocs are created equal, and some temporary positions are, in fact, quite attractive (e.g., the 2 year VAP and 3 year VAPs advertised at St. Norbert College and CU-Boulder this year). I suggest that ProPhilosophy gather this data during the next job market cycle.

  4. prophilosophy June 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    via email, a Michigan State University post should be added:

    Ayesha Bhavsar postdoc at UCLA (Health System Ethics Center). AOS: Applied Ethics, Ethics and Development, Philosophy of Medicine.

  5. prophilosophy June 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    via email, a New York University post should be added:

    Jonathan Simon postdoc at Australian National University. AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Metaethics.

  6. acquaintance of Mr. Isaac's June 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Alistair Issac (Stanford) misspelled, many a publication:

  7. Fellow UCSB grad June 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Carmen Zinn (UC Santa Barbara) hired by Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. Can’t find evidence on the web, but one can contact any of the relevant parties (UCSB, Cuesta, Carmen) to verify.

  8. Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Wesley Holliday (Stanford) has publications too, including one top-15 article:

  9. Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Christopher Porter (Notre Dame) NSF postdoc at the University of Paris. AOS: Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic.


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