Helen De Cruz and I are happy to announce that, in conjunction with the Job Candidate Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy (which we are told will begin accepting signups soon!), we have decided to extend the signup deadline for the Cocoon's Job-market Mentoring Program to September 30th. So, if you are a candidate who lacks adequate access to mentorship or otherwise faces special challenges on the market, or are a tenure-stream faculty member who is willing and able to help out a candidate in need, please do sign up. Our aim is to help as many people as we reasonably can!
On that note, I would like to conclude with a brief update and request. So far this year things appear to be going well in our program. We have already matched some twenty-odd mentees and mentors, and are happy to report that one of our mentees this season has already received a tenure-track job! That being said, we always have more mentees in need than available mentors to match them with. Accordingly, I would like to ask you all to spread this call for new mentors as widely as you can, and to suggest our program to anyone you know who might be willing to serve as a mentor. As someone who has mentored several job-candidates myself, my experience has been that it does not require a ton of time or work, and that there are candidates out there very much in need who are incredibly thankful for whatever help you can provide. So, if you are a tenure-stream philosopher, please do consider signing up as a mentor in our program--and if you know anyone else who is tenure-stream, please consider drawing their attention to our program!