An anonymous reader writes in:
As someone on the job market, I'm befuddled consistently by the amount hiring committees care about "whether this person will want to come here" or "whether they will be happy here". Actually, I'm more than befuddled by it: I think it's a very obviously wrongheaded and backwards thing for departments to be focused on.
Here's why it befuddles me: getting a job is such a ludicrously difficult and lucky thing. You're willing to give me a job? I'll be thrilled. Ecstatic. Yes, I'll be happy to be there. Why? Because it means I'll get to continue to do philosophy, and that's a *FAR* from guaranteed thing otherwise.