This is just a quick update on the Cocoon's Job-Market Mentoring Program, as well as an announcement and request [see below]. I am happy to report that since the program's relaunch a little over a week ago, Helen and I have matched seven mentor-mentee pairs. We are currently attempting to make one or two matches per day, so if you have signed up and have not been matched yet, know that we have not forgotten about you and are doing our best to find you a suitable match!
So much for the update. Now for the request. ;) As was the case last year, we currently have significantly more mentees in need signed up for the program than we do potential mentors. Accordingly, we would like to ask again for potential mentors to please sign up here for the program. We can really use all the help we can get, and there are mentee candidates signed up who are very much in need. More specifically, we could really use mentors who have some personal and/or professional background in the following areas [respectively]:
- Continental philosophy
- Ancient philosophy
- Low socioeconomic [SES] personal background
- Epistemology and philosophy of science
- Philosophy of time [x2 candidates in need]
- Logic and philosophy of math
- Political philosophy
Finally, as we do not currently have any women philosophers signed up as potential mentees, Helen and I would like to clarify that women candidates are encouraged to apply to our program. Although our mentoring program webpage states that the program is for, "all those in need who cannot utilize the Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy", the webpage also states that our program is, "open to job-candidates of any gender", and that we simply, "encourage women candidates to approach The Job Candidate Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy first, as our program is intended to complement rather than compete with that program." So, if you are a woman in need of job-market mentorship, please do sign up for our program. All we ask is that you check with the Mentoring Program for Women first to see if they have any open slots. Thanks again to all of the mentors who have signed up so far. Helen and I are very grateful for your help, as I suspect are the candidates you are helping!