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Professional philosophy news

2012-2013

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.

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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 one person in a tenure-track job or postdoc in 2012-2013 are listed below in alphabetical order. If your institution placed someone and is not listed, please encourage your placement director, DGS, or department chair to email prophilosophy@gmail.com. Some people are missing an AOS; please add that information in the comments. Dr Carolyn Dicey Jennings will analyze the data when it is gathered. Last year’s page is here, and Dr Jennings’ analysis of it can be found here.

University of Adelaide

Nicole Vincent hired by Georgia State University. AOS: Neurolaw. Previously a research fellow at Macquarie University (Australia) and Technische Universiteit Delft (The Netherlands).

University of Arizona

Victor Kumar postdoc at University of Michigan (Prospection Project). AOS: Ethics, Moral Psychology.

Theresa Lopez postdoc at Hamilton College (Chauncey Truax Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy). AOS: Ethics, Metaethics, Moral Psychology

Daniel Silvermint hired by University of Connecticut. AOS: Political Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy. Previously GRIPP/RGCS postdoc at McGill University (Autonomy and Oppression project).

Jennifer Zamzow postdoc in Ethics and Cognition at Carnegie Mellon (Center for Ethics and Policy). AOS: Ethics, Moral Psychology, Applied Ethics, Cognitive Science

Arizona State University

Parker Crutchfield hired by A.T. Still University. AOS: Philosophy of Mind

Zachary Goldberg postdoc at Institut für Philosophie, Universität Regensburg, Germany. AOS: Ethics

Australian National University

Jens Christian Bjerring hired by Aarhus University. AOS: Epistemology and Philosophical Logic. Previously a Scientific Assistant at Aarhus University.

David Bourget hired by the University of Western Ontario. AOS: Philosophy of Language and Mind.

Rachael Brown postdoc at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. AOS: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science.

Stephanie Collins hired by the University of Manchester. AOS: Political Philosophy, Normative Ethics.

Luara Ferracioli hired by the University of Amsterdam. AOS: Social and Political Philosophy. Previously a postdoc at Oxford University and Princeton University.

Ole Koksvik 4 year postdoc at University of Bergen. AOS: Philosophy of Mind. Previously postdoc at the ANU.

Holly Lawford-Smith hired by the University of Sheffield. AOS: Political Philosophy & Ethics.

Brian Rabern hired by the University of Edinburgh. AOS: Philosophy of Language and Philosophical Logic. Previously visiting lecturer at the University of Illinois.

Rosa Terlazzo hired by Kansas State University. AOS: Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy.

Boston University

Lauren Freeman hired by the University of Louisville. AOS: Phenomenology, Ethics, Bioethics, Feminist Philosophy. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Concordia University (Montreal) and Visiting Assistant Professor at Duquesne University.

Andrew German hired by Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel. AOS: Ancient Greek Philosophy, 19th and 20th Century German Thought. AOC: History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Political Philosophy. Previously Teaching Fellow at Tel Aviv University.

Carolyn Dicey Jennings hired by University of California, Merced. AOS: Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. Previously a post-doc at the University of Antwerp.

Alessandro Torza hired by the National University of Mexico.

Bowling Green State University

Aaron Simmons hired by Marywood University. AOS: Applied Ethics and Ethical Theory. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University.

University of Bristol

Ellen Clarke postdoc at Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Vienna (2010/11) and at University of Oxford (2011-16).

Matt Farr postdoc at the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney (2012-14).

Christopher Clarke postdoc at the University of Cambridge (2012-17).

University of British Columbia

Oisin Deery postdoc at The University of Montreal (Centre for Research Ethics). AOS: moral psychology, action theory

Brown University

Sean Aas posdoc (2 years) at NIH.

Dana Howard postdoc at Ohio State.

Benjamin Jarvis hired at the University of Southampton (England).

Kevin Morris hired at Tulane.

University of California, Berkeley

Joseph Barnes postdoc at Humboldt University Berlin ( 6-year as Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter). AOS: Ancient Philosophy, Epistemology

Brian Berkey postdoc at Stanford’s Center for Ethics in Society. AOS: Moral and Political Philosophy.

Justin Bledin hired by Johns Hopkins University. AOS: Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

James Genone hired by Rutgers-Camden. AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall.

Erich Matthes hired by Wellesley College. AOS: Moral and Political Philosophy

John Schwenkler (Ph.D. 2009) hired by Florida State University. AOS: Philosophy of Mind and Action, Epistemology, Cognitive Science. Previously TT at Mount St. Mary’s University.

University of California, Davis

Bert Baumgaertner hired by the University of Idaho. AOS: mind, language, epistemology, philosophy of science.

Christopher Buckels postdoc at the Plato Centre at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. AOS: ancient Greek philosophy.

University of California, Los Angeles

Manuel Cabrera postdoc at Underwood International College, Yonsei University. AOS: Metaphysics, Mind, Action. Previously Instructor at UCLA and at Auburn University.

Ben Chan hired by St. Norbert College. AOS: Moral Philosophy, Bioethics. Previously postdoc at Lawrence University and NIH Department of Bioethics.

Jorah Dannenberg hired by Stanford University. AOS: Moral Philosophy. Previously Mellon Fellow at Stanford University.

Sonny Elizondo hired by University of Maryland, Baltimore County. AOS: Kant, Moral Philosophy. Previously ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Yale; Visiting Professor at UCSB.

Sarah Jansen hired by Carleton College. AOS: Ancient (esp. Plato and Aristotle). Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Carleton College.

Rachel Johnson hired by Trinity University. AOS: Practical Reasoning, Moral Psychology, Ethics, Metaethics.

Eliot Michaelson Mellon post-doc at McGill University. AOS: Language, Mind.

Eileen Nutting hired by University of Kansas. AOS: Philosophy of Math, Epistemology.

Alex Radulescu hired by University of Missouri. AOS: Language, Logic, History of Analytic. Previously Instructor at UCLA.

University of California, Riverside

Daniel Coates hired by University of Houston. Previously postdoc at University of Chicago (Law and Philosophy Research Fellow).

University of California, Santa Barbara

Josh May hired by University of Alabama at Birmingham. AOS: Ethics and Epistemology. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Monash University in Australia.

University of California, Santa Cruz

Kaija Mortensen hired by Randolph College. AOS: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphilosophy. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College and Teaching Fellow at St. Norbert College.

University of Cambridge

Michael Hannon postdoc at Fordham University. AOS:Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Meta-Ethics, and Moral Epistemology

Tom Simpson hired at the University of Oxford. AOS: Ethics, political philosophy. Previously postdoc and affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

Emily Thomas postdoc at the University of Groningen. AOS: Metaphysics of Space, Metaphysics of Time, 17th Century & Early Modern Philosophy, and British Idealism.

Rob Truman postdoc at the University of Stirling. AOS: Philosophical logic, mathematical logic.

Carnegie Mellon University

Hanti Lin postdoc at Australian National University.

University of Chicago

Stina Bäckström, postdoc at Åbo Academy University, Finland, AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Action.

Anton Barba-Kay (Social Thought), Catholic University, AOS: Hegel, German Idealism.

Jay Elliott hired by Bard College. AOS: Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Social and Political Philosophy. Previously TT at Iona College.

Rachel Goodman postdoc at the University of Leeds. AOS: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Perception. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall.

Lisa Hicks postdoc at Stanford University. AOS: Nietzsche, 19th c. German philosophy.

Trevor Pearce (CHSS) hired by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. AOS: Philosophy of Biology, Pragmatism. Previously postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.

Nathan Rothschild postdoc at Bowdoin College. AOS: Ancient Philosophy.

Will Small hired by the University of Illinois at Chicago (starting Aug 2014). AOS: Philosophy of Action, Ethics. Preceded by postdoc at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo.

Jonny Thakkar (Social Thought), postdoc at Princeton University (Society of Fellows). AOS: Political Philosophy, Plato.

Cecelia Watson (CHSS), ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Yale University (two-year post-doctoral fellowship.) AOS: History and Philosophy of Science, Pragmatism. Previously Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Nathan Zuckerman hired by Spring Hill College. AOS: Heidegger, Phenomenology and Existentialism, Kant. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound.

University of Cincinnati

Douglas Keaton hired by Flagler College (Dept of Humanities). AOS: Mind, Metaphysics. Previously VAP at Flagler College.

Clement Loo hired by University of Minnesota, Morris (Dept of Environmental Studies). AOS: Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Biology. Previously postdoc in the College of the Environment, Wesleyan University.

Giovanni Mion hired by Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) (Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences). AOS: Epistemology, Philosophy of Language. Previously post-doc at University of Tartu.

City University of New York

Wesley Buckwalter postdoc at the University of Waterloo. AOS: Epistemology and Cognitive Science.

James Dow hired by Hendrix College. AOS: Philosophy of Mind. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Hendrix College.

Ornaith O’Dowd hired by the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. AOS: ethics, social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston.

Benjamin D. Young postdoc (Kreitman Postdoctoral Fellowship) in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science.

University of Colorado, Boulder

Corwin Aragon hired by Concordia College. AOS: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race. Previously VAP at Dickinson College.

Amandine Catala hired by the University of Quebec at Montreal. AOS: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy. Preceded by VAP at LSE and one-year Hoover Fellowship in Economic and Social Ethics at the Catholic University of Louvain.

Mary Krizan hired by University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. AOS: Ancient. Previously: Assistant Professor at Spring Hill College; Visiting Assistant Professor at Cal State Fullerton.

Pamela Lomelino hired by Loyola University in Chicago. AOS: Bioethics, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy. Previously Lecturer at University of Colorado, Boulder.

Columbia University

Avery Archer hired by University of Tennessee, Knoxville. AOS: Philosophy of Action, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mind.

Andrew Franklin-Hall hired by University of Toronto, starting 2014. AOS: Ethics, Political Philosophy. Deferred for postdoc at University of California, Riverside.

Dehlia Hannah postdoc at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Center for 21st Century Studies).

Felix Koch hired by Freie Universität Berlin (Free University Berlin).

Dana Tulodziecki hired by Purdue University. AOS: Philosophy of Science. Previously TT at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Colin Caret hired by Underwood International College, Yonsei University. AOS: Philosophical Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science.

Cornell University

Colin McLear hired by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. AOS: Kant, Philosophy of Mind.

Subrena Smith hired by the University of New Hampshire. AOS: Philosophy of Science.

Duke University

Matt Decamp (MD/PhD), postdoc (Greenwalt fellow) at Johns Hopkins University.

Leonore Flemming hired by Utica College. AOS: Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Biomedical ethics.

David Kaplan hired by Monash University.

Andres Luco hired by Nanyang Technical University.

Sanem Soyarslan hired by North Carolina State University. AOS: Early Modern Philosophy, History of Ethics. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University.

Durham University

Tuomas Tahko 5-year position as Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki. AOS: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophical Logic. Previously a post-doc at Helsinki.

University of Edinburgh

Adam Carter postdoc at the University of Edinburgh (Extended Knowledge Project). AOS: Epistemology, value theory.

Orestis Palermos postdoc at the University of Edinburgh (Extended Knowledge project). AOS: Epistemology, philosophy of science.

Emory University

Katharine Schweitzer hired by the University of Nevada, Reno. AOS: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Ethics.

Florida State University

Michael Robinson postdoc at Florida State University (Big Questions in Free Will Postdoctoral Fellow). AOS: Ethics, Philosophy of Action.

Joshua Shepherd postdoc at The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford. AOS: Philosophy of Mind (incl. Action), Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Moral Psychology

Georgetown University

Marcus Hedahl hired by the US Naval Academy. AOS: Applied Ethics, Ethics, Metaethics. Deferred to Jan 2014 for postdoc at LSE (Dahrendorf Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment).

Kelly Heuer postdoc at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. AOS: Metaethics, Bioethics.

Luke Maring hired by Northern Arizona University. AOS: Ethics, Metaethics, Political Philosophy. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor UNC, Chapel Hill.

Yashar Saghai postdoc at the Berman Institute of Bioethics (Johns Hopkins University). AOS: Normative and Applied Ethics, Political and Social Philosophy.

Harvard University

Sharon Berry postdoc at Australian National University (2013-14), postdoc at Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (Israel) (beginning July 2014).

Nico Cornell hired by Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Legal Studies & Business Ethics Program).

Johann Frick hired by Princeton University (Joint Appointment in Philosophy & in the Center for Human Values).

David Miguel Gray hired by Colgate University. AOS: Philosophy of Psychology and Mind, Philosophy of Race and Racism. Previously Mellon Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University.

Allison Kuklok hired by St. Michael’s College.

Arnon Levy hired by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (beginning Fall 2014). AOS: philosophy of science & biology. Currently postdoc at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

Paul Schofield postdoc at Bates College (2 Year). AOS: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Action.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Robert Fischer hired by Texas State University-San Marcos. AOS: Epistemology, Applied Ethics. Previously Senior Lecturer at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Jessica Gordon-Roth hired by Lehman College of CUNY. AOS: Early Modern. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee (2011-12).

Tiziana Vistarini postdoc at Rutgers University. AOS: Philosophy of Physics.

Aleks Zarnitsyn postdoc (Honors College teaching and mentorship postdoc) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. AOS: Metaphysics.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ingrid Albrecht postdoc at Lawrence University. AOS: Ethics, Moral Psychology.

Aaron Harper hired by West Liberty University. AOS: 19th Century Philosophy, Ethics.

Brendan Shea hired by Rochester Community and Technical College. AOS: Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Winona State University.

Gregg Strauss postdoc at Duke Law School. AOS: Philosophy of Law, Ethics.

Indiana University, Bloomington

Andrew McAninch postdoc at University of Pennsylvania. AOS: Ethics, Metaethics, and Philosophy of Action. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Johns Hopkins University

Matthew Holtzman hired by St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington College.

Karen Yan hired by the Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan). AOS: Philosophy of Mind.

University of Kentucky

Joan Braune hired by Mount Mary College.

Charles Joshua Horn hired by University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. AOS: Modern Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy.

King’s College, London

Leandro De Brasi hired by Universidad Alberto Hurtado. AOS: Epistemology.

London School of Economics

Marilena Di Bucchianico hired by University of Udine (Italy). AOS: Philosophy of Experimentation, Neuroscience and Spirituality; previously postdoc-lecturer at San Francisco State University.

University of Maryland, College Park

Matt King hired by University of Alabama at Birmingham (starting Jan 2014). AOS: Ethics; Philosophy of Action. Previously postdoc in law and philosophy at UCLA, which continues through fall 2013.

University of Massachusetts

Sam Cowling hired by Denison University.  AOS: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science.  Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University.

Andrew Platt hired by Stony Brook University.  AOS: History of Modern Philosophy.  Previously Instructor at Central Michigan University.

Alex Sarch (also Michigan JD) postdoctoral fellow in philosophy of law at University of Southern California. AOS: philosophy of law, ethics.

Kelly Trogdan hired by Virginia Tech.  AOS: Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics.  Previously TT at Lingnan University (Hong Kong).

McGill University

Rafael Najera postdoc at Brown University (2 year, Cogut Humanities Center). AOS: Medieval philosophy.

McMaster University

Pat Bondy postdoc at Cornell University (2-year SSHRCC). AOS: Epistemology and Informal Logic.

David Rondel hired by University of Nevada, Reno. AOS: Political Philosophy, Ethics, American Pragmatism. Previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ryerson University

University of Miami

Ben Burgis postdoc at Underwood International College at Yonsei University in Seoul. AOS: Philosophy of Logic.

Kristjan Laasik (PhD 2012) hired by Shandong University (China), to begin January 2013. AOS: Phenomenology.

University of Michigan

Kevin Coffey hired by NYU Abu Dhabi. AOS: Philosophy of science, philosophy of physics. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech.

Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman postdoc at University College London (will also be a Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London). AOS: ethics, social and political philosophy.

David Dick hired by the University of Calgary (will also be a Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business). AOS: ethics, social and political philosophy, business ethics. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor (and Chair in Business Ethics) at the University of Calgary.

Billy Dunaway postdoc at Oxford (New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Project). AOS: metaphysics, ethics, language.

Elizabeth Goodnick hired by Metropolitan State University Denver. AOS: history of modern philosophy, philosophy of religion. Formerly Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Jason Konek postdoc at the University of Bristol. AOS: Epistemology, formal epistemology, decision theory.

Shen-yi Liao hired by Nanyang Technological University. Marie Curie International Incoming fellow at Leeds. AOS: cognitive science, mind, aesthetics, moral psychology. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Kansas State.

Alex Silk hired by University of Birmingham. AOS: Philosophy of language, ethics, meta-ethics.

Dustin Tucker hired by Colorado State University. AOS: Logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Tech.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Yi Deng hired by the University of North Georgia. AOS: Political and Social Philosophy; Ethics; Chinese Philosophy.

MIT

Alejandro Perez Carballo hired by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. AOS: Philosophy of Mind and Language, Metaethics, Philosophy of Mathematics. Previously postdoc at the University of Southern California.

Jennifer Carr postdoc at the University of Leeds. AOS: Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Metaethics.

Montclair State University

Alexandra Perry hired by Marietta College. AOS: Ethics. Previously full-time lecturer at Bergen Community College.

New School for Social Research

Grace Hunt hired by Western Kentucky University. AOS: 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy. (Previously a postdoc at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College)

Karen Ng hired by Vanderbilt University (starting Aug 2014). AOS: Critical Theory, Hegel, German Idealism. Currently Assistant Professor at Siena College.

New York University

Dean Chapman postdoc at the University of Capetown, So. Africa. AOS: Epistemology.

Justin Clarke-Doane hired by the University of Birmingham (Birmingham Fellow, a tenured position with five years of research leave, and a joint appointment as Honorary Research Fellow, Monash Univeristy). AOS: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaethics

Jonathan Cottrell hired by Wayne State University. AOS: Early Modern Philosophy.

Melis Erdur postdoc at The Institute for Advance Studies at the Shalem Center, Jerusalem. AOS: Ethics, Metaethics, Epistemology and Pragmatism.

Colin Marshall hired by the University of Washington, Seattle. AOS: Kant, Early Modern Philosophy, Metaethics. Previously Gerry Higgins Lecturer in the History of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne (Australia).

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

University of North Carolina

Benjamin Bagley postdoc at Vassar College.

Patrick Connolly hired by Iowa State University.

Anya Farennikova postdoc at the Centre for Consciousness, Australian National University.

Amber Ross postdoc at the Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University.

James Sias hired by Dickinson College. AOS: Ethics.

Matt Priselac (PhD 2012) hired by the University of Oklahoma. Previously VAP at Virginia Tech.

Felipe De Brigard (PhD 2011) hired by Duke University. Previously postdoc at Harvard University.

Northwestern University

Oksana Maksymchuk hired by the University of Arkansas.  AOS: Ancient Philosophy.

Laura Papish hired by George Washington University. ASO: Ethics, Kant.

University of Notre Dame

Kenneth Boyce hired by University of Missouri. AOS: Metaphysics, Epistemology.

Dan Hicks postdoc at Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University in Ontario. AOS: Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy. Previously postdoc at Notre Dame (Arts and Letters Postdoc).

Graham Leach-Krouse hired by Kansas State University. AOS: Philosophy of Mathematics.

Bryan Pilkington hired by Aquinas College. AOS: Ethics. Previously postdoc at Notre Dame.

Joshua Rasmussen hired by Azusa Pacific University. AOS: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion. Previously postdoc at Notre Dame (Sorin).

Aaron Segal hired by Yeshiva University. AOS: metaphysics and philosophy of religion.

Ohio State University

Timothy Fuller hired by Yonsei University.

University of Oregon

Elena Cuffari (Ph.D. 2011) postdoc as Experience Researcher with TESIS (Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity) project in San Sebastián, Spain.

Carolyn Sue Culbertson (Ph.D. 2010) hired by Florida Gulf Coast University.

Mathew Alan Foust (Ph.D. 2010) hired by Central Connecticut State University.

Alfred Frankowski hired by Northeastern Illinois University.

José Jorge Mendoza hired by Worcester State University.

Thomas Nail (Ph.D. 2011) hired by University of Denver.

Paul Qualtere-Burcher (Ph.D. 2011) hired by Assistant Professor of Bioethics at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College, and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Oxford University

Gabriel Citron postdoc at Yale (Jewish Thought). AOS: philosophy of religion, Wittgenstein, metaphysics. Previously Junior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford.

David Egan postdoc at the University of Chicago Society of Fellows (Four-year post as a Harper-Schmidt Fellow). AOS: Wittgenstein, 20th century continental philosophy.

Joshua Rosaler postdoc at University of Pittsburgh (Center for Philosophy of Science) AOS: philosophy of physics, philosophy of science.

Robert Simpson hired by Monash University. AOS: Pol Phil, Ethics, Phil of religion.

Emanuel Viebahn 6-year postdoc at Humboldt University Berlin (as wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter). AOS: Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics.

University of Pennsylvania

Uygar Abaci (PhD 2011) hired at University of Richmond, Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Previously postdoc at UBC.

Wiebke Deimling postdoc (2 year) at Indiana University, Halls Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Scott Edgar (PhD 2009) hired at St Mary’s University, Halifax. Previously postdoc at Yale.

Marcy Latta (PhD 2011) hired at Bryn Athyn College.

University of Pittsburgh

Christopher Frey hired by The University of South Carolina. AOS: Ancient and Philosophy of Mind. Previously Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.

Jennifer Frey hired by The University of South Carolina. AOS: Meta-Ethics, Action, Practical Reasoning. Previously Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago.

Kim Frost hired by Syracuse University. AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Action.

Brandon Hogan hired by Howard University. AOS: Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy.

Alexandra Newton hired by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. AOS: Kant, History of Modern Philosophy; previously Assistant Professor at Universität Leipzig.

James Pearson hired by Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA. AOS: Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Language.

Stephen Puryear hired by North Carolina State University. AOS: 17th and 18th Century.

Bryan Roberts hired by LSE. AOS: History and Philosophy of Physics. Previously postdoc at University of Southern California.

University of Pittsburgh, History and Philosophy of Science

Thomas V. Cunningham hired by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Division of Medical Humanities). AOS: Philosophy of Science, Ethics (including Bioethics).

Bryan Roberts hired by London School of Economics and Political Science. AOS: History and Philosophy of Physics. AOC: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Logic, Metaphysics, Bioethics. Previously postdoc in University of Southern California.

Princeton University

Helen Yetter Chappell hired by Bowling Green University. AOS: Philosophy of Mind. (Previously a Bersoff Fellow at NYU.)

Josh Gillon hired by Susquehanna University. AOS: Aesthetics, Classical Philosophy, Metaethics. (Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Siena College.)

Philipp Koralus hired by St. Catherine’s College, Oxford (Fulford Clarendon University Lecturer & Fulford Tutorial Fellow, continuing or permanent). AOS: Philosophy of Mind and Language, Philosophy of Neuroscience and Psychology. (Previously a post-doctoral fellow at Washington University, St. Louis.)

Eden Lin hired by Rutgers University, Newark. AOS: Normative Ethics, Moral Psychology.

Errol Lord postdoc at Franklin and Marshall College (Love and Human Agency Fellowship). AOS: Ethical Theory, Epistemology, Philosophy of Action.

Barry Maguire postdoc at NYU (Bersoff Fellowship). AOS: Ethics, Metaethics, Metaphysics, Applied Ethics.

Carla Merino-Rajme hired by Arizona State University; one year deferral for a post-doc at NYU (Bersoff Fellowship). AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics.

Rachel Parsons hired by Louisiana State University. AOS: Ancient Philosophy.

Kristen Primus hired by Georgetown University; one year deferral for a post-doc at NYU (Bersoff Fellowship). AOS: Early Modern Philosophy.

Joseph Rachiele hired by Chapman University. AOS: Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics.

Whitney Schwab hired by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. AOS: Ancient Philosophy.

Jack Spencer hired by MIT. AOS: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language.

Josh Wilburn hired by Wayne State University. AOS: Ancient Philosophy. (Previously Assistant Professor at University of Victoria, British Columbia).

Jack Woods hired by Bilkent University. AOS: Philosophy of Logic, Logic, Philosophy of Language, Metaethics.

Purdue University

Damon Boria hired by Our Lady of the Lake College.  AOS: Existentialism, Social/Political Philosophy.

John Houston hired by College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University. AOS: Ancient, Ethics. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Wabash College.

Julie Swanstrom hired by Armstrong Atlantic State University. AOS: Medieval, Metaphysics.

University of Reading

Guy Fletcher hired by University of Edinburgh. AOS: Metaethics, Ethics. Previously British Academy postdoc at University of Edinburgh.

Alex Gregory hired by University of Southampton. AOS: Ethics.

Debbie Roberts hired by University of Edinburgh. AOS: Metaethics, Ethics. Previously Lecturer at University of York.

Rice University

Shohei Edamura hired by Kanazawa Seiryo University. AOS: Early modern.

Moti Gorin postdoc at University of Pennsylvania. AOS: Value theory.

Brian Prince postdoc at Oxford University. AOS: Ancient.

Danielle Wenner postdoc Carnegie Mellon University. AOS: Value theory. Previously postdoc at The Cleveland Clinic.

University of Rochester

Kevin McCain (PhD, 2012) hired by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. AOS: Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Rutgers University

Joshua Armstrong hired by UCLA.

Nick Beckstead post-doc at the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford.

Heather Demarest hired by the University of Oklahoma.

Richard Dub postdoc at the University of Geneva (Swiss Centre for the Affective Sciences). AOS: Philosophy of mind, psychiatry, and cognitive science.

Preston Greene hired by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Ben Levinstein post-doc at the University of Bristol.

Zachary Miller hired by the University of Oklahoma.

Alex Morgan post-doc at the Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen.

Carlotta Pavese hired by Duke University.  Deferred for post-doc at NYU (Bersoff Assistant Professor and Faculty fellow).

Blake Roeber hired by the University of Notre Dame.

Carrie Swanson hired by the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Previously Ruth Norman Halls Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Philosophy at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Jennifer Wang hired by the University of Georgia.

University of Sheffield

Suilin Lavelle (Ph.D. 2011) hired by the University of Edinburgh. AOS: Philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of science.

Lindsay Porter postdoc (3-year) at University of Lancaster and KCL (Reproductive Donation Project).

Naoki Usui hired by Mie University (Japan). AOS: Mind. Previously VAP at Kyoto University.

University of South Florida

Casey Rentmeester hired by Finlandia University. AOS: Continental Philosophy, Ethics. Previously a term assistant professor at University of Alaska Anchorage.

University of Southern California

Marina Folescu hired by University of Missouri. AOS: Early Modern, Philosophy of Language and Mind.

Sam Shpall postdoc at Yale (2013-2015, law and philosophy postdoc). AOS: Ethics, Aesthetics. Previously postdoc at USC.

Justin Snedegar hired by University of St Andrews. AOS: Ethical Theory, esp. Metaethics and Practical Reasoning.

Julia Staffel hired by Washington University, St. Louis (starting Jan 2014). AOS: Epistemology, Formal Epistemology. Deferred for postdoc at ANU in Fall 2013.

University of St. Andrews

Julia Langkau postdoc (two year Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship) at Universität Konstanz.

Andreas Stokke hired by University of Umea, Sweden.

Stanford University

Thomas Icard hired by Stanford University, AOS: Logic. Postdoc at CMU in 2013-14.

Alistair Isaac hired by the University of Edinburgh. AOS: Philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of science. Previously postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania.

Han van Wietmarschen hired by University College London. AOS: Political Theory and Epistemology.

University of Sydney

Sam Baron postdoc at the University of Sydney.

Fabien Medvecky postdoc at the University of Queensland.

Karim Thebault postdoc at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.

Syracuse University

David Bzdak hired by Onondaga Community College.

University of Tennessee

Lt. Col. Todd Burkhardt (USArmy) hired by US Military Academy (Westpoint) (deferred).

Gavin Enck postdoc at MD Anderson Center, Houston, Ethics Fellow.

University of Texas at Austin

Reid Blackman hired by Colgate University. AOS: Ethics, Moral Psychology, and Nietzsche. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill.

Tomas Bogardus hired by Pepperdine University. AOS: Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind. Previously TT at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN).

Hsiang-Yun Chen postdoc at Centenary College of Louisiana. AOS: Philosophy of Language.

Alex Grzankowski hired by Texas Tech University. AOS: Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Language.Bryan Pickel hired by University of Edinburgh (Chancellor’s Fellowship & Lectureship). AOS: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, and History of Analytic Philosophy. Previously postdoc, PERSP, University of Barcelona-LOGOS research group.

Christopher Raymond hired by Vassar College. AOS: Ancient Philosophy and 19th-Century Philosophy.Eric Vogelstein hired by Duquesne University (joint appointment in Philosophy and the School of Nursing). AOS: Metaethics and Bioethics. Previously TT at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Eric Vogelstein hired by Duquesne University (joint appointment in Philosophy and the School of Nursing). AOS: Metaethics, Bioethics. Previously Assistant Professor at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

University of Toronto

Scott Howard postdoc at Harvard (SSHRC). AOS: Philosophy of Psychology, Moral Psychology, Aesthetics.

Douglas MacKay hired by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Department of Public Policy). AOS: Social and Political Philosophy and Bioethics. Previously Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

Sareh Pouryousefi postdoc at University of Nottingham (UK), International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. AOS: Political Philosophy, Business Ethics.

Adrienne Prettyman hired by Bryn Mawr College. AOS: Philosophy of Mind.

Jacob Weinrib (also JD, Toronto) postdoc at New York University. AOS: Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy.

University of Utah

Ian Smith (PhD 2007) hired by Washburn University. AOS: Ethical Theory, Environmental Ethics/Philosophy, Business Ethics. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University New Orleans and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Metropolitan State University of Denver (2007-2011).

Vanderbilt University

Carolyn M. Cusick hired by California State University, Fresno. AOS: Epistemology. Previously a lecturer at Vanderbilt.

Melinda Hall hired by Stetson College. AOS: Bioethics, Ethics.

Erin C. Tarver hired by Oxford College of Emory University. AOS: Feminist Philosophy, 20th c. French, American Pragmatism. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at James Madison University and Georgetown College.

University of Virginia

Ayca Boylu hired by Izmir University in Turkey.

Stewart Braun hired by Australian Catholic University. AOS: Political and Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Applied Ethics.

Bryan Cwik postdoc at Penn State. AOS: applied ethics, social and political philosophy.

Brannon McDaniel hired by the University of Richmond. AOS: Metaphysics. Previously Visiting Lecturer at the University of Richmond.

Dan Moseley postdoc (Health Care Quality & Patient Outcomes) at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing. AOS: Moral Psychology, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Bioethics, and Social/Political. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at UNC-CH.

Paul Nedelisky (Virginia) postdoctoral research fellowship at UVA (Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture). AOS: metaphysics.

University of Warwick

Richard Moore postdoc (3-year) at the Berlin School for Mind and Brain. AOS: Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Communication; Social Cognition in Apes and Humans. Currently postdoc in Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

University of Washington

Ben Almassi hired by Governors State University. AOS: bioethics, philosophy of science, social epistemology. Previously TT at the College of Lake County.

Rachel Fredericks hired by Colby Sawyer College. AOS: Ethical Theory, Moral Psychology. Previously VAP at Fort Lewis College, CO.

Patrick Smith postdoc at the Stanford University Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. AOS: Social and Political Philosophy, Normative Ethics.

Washington University, St Louis

Sarah Robins (PNP program) hired by University of Kansas. AOS: Philosophy of Mind; Previously TT at University of Texas at El Paso.

Adam Shriver postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania (Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy) AOS: Ethics and Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Previously a postdoc at University of Western Ontario.

University of Waterloo

Rachel McKinnon, SSHRC post-doc at University of Calgary. AOS: Epistemology, Philosophy of Language. Previously a lecturer at the University of Waterloo.

University of Western Ontario

Patrick Clipsham hired by Winona State University. AOS: Metaethics, Moral Psychology, Applied Ethics.

Michael Cuffaro postdoc at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich. AOS: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Computation.

Alex Manafu postdoc at Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, University of Paris 1 Sorbonne. AOS: Philosophy of Science.

Arthur Yates postdoc at Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs, University of California, Berkeley. AOS: History of Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law.

University of Wisconsin

John Basl (PhD 2011) hired by Northeaster University. Previously tenure-track at Bowling Green.

Jeff Behrends hired by Illinois State University.

Molly Gardner postdoc at UNC-Chapel Hill (Philosophy, Politics and Economics program). AOS: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.

Mike Goldsby hired by Washington State University.

Casey Helgeson 3-yr. postdoc at London School of Economics.

Gina Schouten hired by Illinois State University.

Armin Schulz hired by the University of Kansas. AOS: Philosophy of Science (esp. Biology), Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Social Science. Previously permanent lecturer at LSE.

Bekka Williams postdoc at University of Arkansas. AOS: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.

Yale University

Julia von Bodelschwingh hired by the Ohio State University.  AOS: Early Modern.

Sungil Han 2-year posdoc at Korea Institute for Advanced Study. AOS:  Metaphysics.

Justin Khoo 2-year postdoc at MIT.  AOS:  Philosophy of Language.

Aaron Norby 2-year Mellon postdoc at Yale.  AOS:  Philosophy of Mind.

John Pittard hired by Yale Divinity School.  AOS:  Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion.

Leslie Wolf hired by College of DuPage.  AOS:  Metaphysics.

York University

Anna Mudde hired by Campion College. AOS: Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Campion College.

York University, Canada

Serife Tekin hired by Daemen College, NY. AOS: Philosophy of Psychiatry, Neuroethics. Previously postdoc at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh.

* Most of this information comes from correspondence with department chairs, placement directors, and directors of graduate studies; a heartfelt thanks to them for their contributions. The rest of the data was collected from the hiring thread at Leiter Reports.

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10 responses to “2012-2013

  1. Richard Bett June 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Please add:

    Johns Hopkins University

    Matthew Holtzman hired by St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD. Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington College.

  2. ND Student June 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Dan Hicks postdoc at Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University in Ontario. AOS: Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy. Previously Arts and Letters Postdoc at Notre Dame.

    Graham Leach-Krouse hired by Kansas State University. AOS: Philosophy of Mathematics.

    Bryan Pilkington hired by Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MN). AOS: Ethics. Previously teaching postdoc at Notre Dame.

    Joshua Rasmussen hired by Azusa Pacific University. AOS: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion. Previously Sorin Postdoc at Notre Dame.

  3. Gary Hatfield June 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Alistair Isaac (Stanford): his appointment at Edinburgh next year was preceded by a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania.

  4. Richard Bett June 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Please add to the Johns Hopkins University list the following:

    Ru-yu (Karen) Yan hired by the Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan.

  5. anonymous grad student June 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    the information posted for Princeton is incomplete. (I won’t add the correct information since presumably you’ll want it directly from the placement director. But it is listed at Leiter.)

  6. Shelley Weinberg June 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Under the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign please add:
    Ingrid Albrecht postdoc at Lawrence University.

  7. Anonymous July 1, 2013 at 12:19 am

    The information for Princeton is incorrect.The following is complete:

    Chappell, Helen Yetter (Princeton), hired by Bowling Green University. AOS: Philosophy of Mind. (Previously a Bersoff Fellow at NYU.)

    Gillon, Josh (Princeton), hired by Susquehanna University. AOS: Aesthetics, Classical Philosophy, Metaethics. (Previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Siena College.)

    Koralus, Philipp (Princeton), hired by St. Catherine’s College, Oxford (Fulford Clarendon University Lecturer & Fulford Tutorial Fellow, continuing or permanent). AOS: Philosophy of Mind and Language, Philosophy of Neuroscience and Psychology. (Previously a post-doctoral fellow at Washington University, St. Louis.)

    Lin, Eden (Princeton), hired by Rutgers University, Newark. AOS: Normative Ethics, Moral Psychology.

    Lord, Errol (Princeton), post-doc at Franklin and Marshall College (Love and Human Agency Fellowship). AOS: Ethical Theory, Epistemology, Philosophy of Action.

    Maguire, Barry (Princeton), post-doc at NYU (Bersoff Fellowship). AOS: Ethics, Metaethics, Metaphysics, Applied Ethics.

    Merino-Rajme, Carla (Princeton), hired by Arizona State University; one year deferral for a post-doc at NYU (Bersoff Fellowship). AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics.

    Parsons, Rachel (Princeton), hired by Louisiana State University. AOS: Ancient Philosophy.

    Primus, Kristen (Princeton), hired by Georgetown University; one year deferral for a post-doc at NYU (Bersoff Fellowship). AOS: Early Modern Philosophy.

    Rachiele, Joseph (Princeton), hired by Chapman University. AOS: Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics.

    Schwab, Whitney (Princeton), hired by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. AOS: Ancient Philosophy.

    Spencer, Jack (Princeton), hired by MIT. AOS: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language.

    Wilburn, Josh (Princeton), hired by Wayne State University. AOS: Ancient Philosophy. (Previously Assistant Professor at University of Victoria, British Columbia).

    Woods, Jack (Princeton), hired by Bilkent University. AOS: Philosophy of Logic, Logic, Philosophy of Language, Metaethics.

  8. Christopher Gauker July 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Here is a list of tenure-track/permanent placements for 2012-13 from the Ph.D. program at the University of Cincinnati.

    Douglas Keaton, tenure-track in Department of Humanities, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL. Previously visiting asst. prof. at same. AOS: Mind, Metaphysics.

    Clement Loo, tenure-track in Department of Environmental Studies, University of Minnesota, Morris. Previously postdoc in the College of the Environment, Wesleyan University. AOS: Environmental Ethic, Philosophy of Biology

    Giovanni Mion, permanent position in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Turkey. Previously post-doc at University of Tartu. AOS: Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

  9. Anne Schulherr Waters October 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Add to Purdue University
    Anne Schulherr Waters, J.D., Ph.D., AOS: Indigenous, Metaphysics, Value Theory, Law

  10. David Pereplyotchik March 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Add the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center

    David Pereplyotchik was hired by Kent State University as a TT Assistant Professor; previously Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College.

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