It's been nearly a month since we've had a "how can we help you?" post, I thought now might be a good time for another post in the series. For those of you not familiar with the series, this is a chance for you to post openly or anonymously in the comments section on anything you could use help with right now as an early-career philosopher. After you post your query in the comments section, I will then post new threads to discuss your query.
Given that the academic job-market is moving increasingly to on-campus visits, offers, etc. (though there are still new job advertisements appearing), readers may ask about:
- Campus interviews
- Negotiating contracts
- Grappling with a difficult season on the market
- Whether to try again next year (and how to improve one's candidacy)
As someone who was on the market for many years before getting a job, some of these things are issues I had trouble grappling with on my own--so, if others are going through them, perhaps we can help! But these are by no means the only things one can ask about. You may post queries on anything you could use help with as an early-career philosopher:
- Graduate school
- Professional relationships
Please do fire away. We're here to help!