Professional philosophy news

Tenure-track, postdoc, and VAP reporting

Last year ProPhi had the most comprehensive list of tenure-track hires and postdocs, thanks to lots of help from candidates and department chairs. ProPhi also featured a detailed analysis of the hiring data by Carolyn Dicey Jennings (Antwerp) — part 1, part 2, and part 3. As the 2012-2013 hiring season begins, Dr. Jennings has created a spreadsheet to make compiling this data easier. The spreadsheet lists each job available. When you have accepted a job (or, if you’re on a search committee, when your job has been accepted), please mark it. Dr. Jennings explains how it works:

Here is a google doc: It has two tabs. If anyone adds/updates a line to the “Ads 2012-2013” tab, it will automatically add/update the hiring institution and AOS in the “Hires 2012-2013” tab. Right now, anyone with the link can edit the document. If that gets out of hand, we can introduce a comments to edit filter.


8 responses to “Tenure-track, postdoc, and VAP reporting

  1. Anonymous November 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Can’t wait for the complaint from you know who.

  2. Carolyn Dicey Jennings November 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Sorry folks, I temporarily turned off editing. Hopefully it will be back tomorrow. Otherwise, feel free to post edits as comments and I will do it for you.

  3. Anonymous November 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Erratum: the list doesn’t mention the open rank ethics search Stanford is conducting this year (see

  4. Carolyn Dicey Jennings November 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    This link will take you to a form where you can add hiring information:

    A short version of that link is here:

  5. A. David November 19, 2012 at 4:29 am

    This might be a simple fix, but is there a way to actually see all the information that is put into the spreadsheat? On the Tomas Bogardus hire, for example, it’s not possible to see all the information.

    • Carolyn Dicey Jennings November 19, 2012 at 8:26 am

      Which information is missing? (If you scroll right, you will see the hiring institution listed under “Other TT.”)

      • A. David November 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        Hi Carolyn, it might be my settings, but under AOS I can only see “Philosophy” and under prior positions I can only see “Assistant Professor”. It’s the information in the tabs that I can’t fully see.

        • Carolyn Dicey Jennings November 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

          It wasn’t your settings; I fixed it so that the entries “wrap” and the cells are a bit larger. FYI: you can also click on the cell and look in the function or “Fx” box whenever you want to know the contents of a cell (this is useful when the cell displays a number but the contents are actually a function that spits out that number).


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