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Tenure-Track Hires, 2013-2014

Each of the past two years, ProPhilosophy has accumulated hiring data for Ph.D.-granting departments, which has then been analyzed by Carolyn Dicey Jennings (UC-Merced). This data has outstripped that collected by the Leiter Reports hiring thread by over 100 jobs. This is not surprising, because whereas all Leiter has to do to collect data is […]

Tenure-track hiring analysis, 2012-2013

The data used for the analysis can be found on this page. In the interest of completeness, some additional data that was reported after the analysis was carried out has been added. The analysis by Dr Carolyn Dicey Jennings can be found on this spreadsheet. A post detailing some of the findings, open for comments, can be found at […]

Tenure-Track Hires and Postdocs, 2013

Once again ProPhi is collecting data on tenure-track hiring and postdocs for 2012-2013. An email has been sent to placement directors and department chairs. Early responses (17 so far) can be found here. Please help by encouraging your placement director, department chair, or graduate director to email When the data has been collected, it […]

Schellenberg and McGrath on the epistemic force of experience

Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers) has put up a video on Vimeo as part of the Neuphi video series. The title of the talk is: “The Epistemic Force of Experience.” Matthew McGrath (Missouri) has provided comments. Thanks to Carolyn Dicey Jennings for the link.

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 […]

For those just joining

A number of first-time visitors are stopping by as the academic year begins and word of the blog gets around, and ProPhilosophy would like to welcome them and give a quick introduction to the site. ProPhi aims to provide comprehensive news about and of interest to professional philosophers, and to do so without commentary. This […]


Analysis of the data below, courtesy of Carolyn Dicey Jennings, can be found on this spreadsheet. A post detailing some of the findings, open for comments, can be found at NewAPPS. ——————————————————————————————————————————– ProPhilosophy has emailed placement directors and department chairs, and we now have placement data for 81 Ph.D.-granting programs. Programs that reported at least […]

Tenure-track Hiring Analysis: Stage Three

Those who have seen stages 1 and 2 of the analysis can go straight to stage 3. For the rest: ProPhi has been informed of 230 jobs by candidates from 62 Ph.D.-granting institutions. The list (organized by Ph.D.-granting department) is here. Dr Carolyn Dicey Jennings (Antwerp) has been compiling, organizing, and analyzing that data for […]


ProPhilosophy now has placement data for 64 Ph.D.-granting programs. Programs that placed at least one person in a tenure-track job or postdoc in 2011-2012 are listed below in alphabetical order. Programs that have not reported any TT or postdoc placements are listed at the bottom. Discussion is welcome. Please correct and add information in the […]

Tenure-Track Hiring Analysis: Stage One

Dr. Carolyn Dicey Jennings (Antwerp) has begun organizing the placement data found on the ProPhilosophy tenure-track jobs and postdocs page. As of now, there are entries for roughly 40 50 programs. An organized and sorted version of that data, as well as Jennings’s method, can be found on this Google spreadsheet below. Jennings explains the […]

Tenure-track hiring 2011-2012: some numbers

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 […]

Tenure-Track Hiring Analysis: Stage Three Preview

From Carolyn Dicey-Jennings: I have decided that the following analyses would be the most efficient and appropriate in years to come. I do not plan to assess particular programs or to use data on the rankings of particular programs because I think that there is insufficient data to make such analyses at this time. Factors […]

An Empirical Study of the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy

A new paper by Molly Paxton (Minnesota), Carrie Figdor (Iowa), and Valerie Tiberius (Minnesota) entitled “Quantifying the Gender Gap: An Empirical Study of the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy” was published online a few days ago and is available here. (H/T: Feminist Philosophers.) The abstract: The lack of gender parity in philosophy has garnered serious attention recently. Previous empirical […]

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 […]