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09/12/2020

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Anon

Shortlisted, assistant professorship in applied/business ethics, Copenhagen Business School

Thomas

>Copenhagen Business School

I didn't know about this post, though I'd have loved to apply for it. Does Anon or anyone else know where it was advertised, so I don't miss the next one? Thanks...

Dreaming weed

Utrecht (tt in history and phil of life sciences) scheduled first-round interviews.

a postdoc

Anyone hear about the Turin job.

anon

Holy Family University has scheduled first round interviews

anon ancient

Florida Gulf Coast (open, TT) requested further application materials.

(Not sure whether that is significant in any way given that search does not close until 12/5, but it's nice to have something to report this year.)

anon

First round interviews scheduled for Stanford's Race in America search (specifically for philosophy department's part of this search).

anon recent phd

Houston (TT) (open) requested letters of recommendation (which wasn't required at the time of application). Not sure how significant this is though.

postdoc

PFO from Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford (Postdoc).

Question

What is a PFO?

anon

Please fuck off; the general terminology for form letter rejections from universities, i.e,

"We had many qualified applicants and please do not take our decision not to interview you to in any way reflect the quality of your materials."

Welcome to the job market!

recent phd

PFO from UMBC Postdoctoral Fellow for Faculty Diversity

Dan

The Virginia Tech PPE/political science job (https://philjobs.org/job/show/15862) went to first round interviews (from the political science rumors website).

J. Belfort

St. Norbert College (business ethics, TT) has scheduled interviews

Anon

Hi, this is my first year on the market. I know that in some years there was a job wiki. Does anyone know if there is a job wiki this year? If so, where can I find it? I saw this webpage https://academicjobs.wikia.org/wiki/Philosophy_2020-2021
but there doesn't seem to be too many updates there. I might be looking at the wrong place, or people might not be updating there, or there might not be any updates at this point.

I am particularly interested in knowing whether anyone has heard more news about the Houston job after the request for letters of rec.

jobjobjob

houston has conducted at least some zoom interviews

anon

PFO from the University of Alberta Killam Postdoctoral Fellow

not a postdoc

PFO, University of Alberta Killiam postdoc

Alberta again

Any news on the other job at the University of Alberta (tt in phil sc and technology)?

idk

I applied for the Killam postdoc as well and have heard nothing. I also got no confirmation that my application was received. Should I be anxious? Hopeful? None of the above?

Anon

Thank you, jobjobbjob!

resigned

Has anyone heard anything from Berkeley (epistemology etc. tt) or Hopkins (open tt), or have insight into those timelines?

oudeis

idk: I didn't receive any response from Alberta acknowledging that my Killam app was received, but I did receive the PFO. So I wouldn't take the lack of confirmation (at least on its own) to be evidence that your app wasn't evaluated.

abd

Has anyone heard anything about Chicago TT (Oct 15 deadline)?

Anonymous Tip

Re Berkeley: They haven't contacted applicants yet

anon recent phd

PFO from Dartmouth Society of Fellows.

Wonder what went wrong with my application as they sent me five identical rejection letters over two hours.

PFO from UBC Political Theory Assistant Professor Position.

Lottery player n

Nothing yet from Chicago on my end.

Silicon Valley

Any news from Santa Clara?

Gambling Addict

Heard from a friend that Chicago has scheduled at least some interviews for the Oct. 15 TT.

Lottery player n

@gambling addict — you don’t by chance know when they started scheduling interviews, do you?

dying to apply unsuccessfully a second time

LSU (ancient) sends unnavigable message saying job has closed due to "necessary job description revisions," that they "posted the revised job description and welcome applications and materials," but with link simply back to original job posting, for which cannot be re-applied.

Gambling Addict

Dying: I got the same message. At first I was confused, but then I noticed that they referred to a different job ID. I think they sent this message to people who applied for the Ancient position that got cancelled because of covid *last year.* Of course, they're sending out this notice *after* the deadline for the new position this year. Either that, or I think it's some kind of system error.

Lottery player: Within the past few days. Sorry I can't be more specific. It wasn't me (though I did apply!).

oudeis

dying: I received this rather puzzling email too. The reference number in that email, R00040911, is the number for last year's (failed) search, which did indeed close. The reference number for this year's search is different. My best guess is that this is some super-late HR email that was meant to alert last year's applicants about this year's search...but was sent the day after review of the applications began! My application for the current search is still listed as "in progress," and, like you, I can't apply again, so it doesn't look like our applications for this year's search were affected.

dying only once

@Gambling and @oudeis, thank you and that makes a lot of sense. You’re probably right.

fellow furthers

U Chicago (Society of Fellows multi-year teaching gig) is requesting further application materials.

postdoc no.2

UNC Wilmington has requested letters of recommendation.

circling the drain

Has anyone heard anything about Hamilton?

postdoc

@postdoc no.2: Did they reach out to candidates directly for them, or did you hear about this from letter-writers?

The online application said they would only ask for letters with the verbal consent of the applicant, but that's the pre-written university language, so I'm curious.

Postdoc no.2

Postdoc: I got an email from the department directly asking me to send the letters through Interfolio.

postdoc #3

Santa Clara has begun scheduling first round Zoom interviews.

hoi polloi

RE: the LSU search: I got the same nonsense message, and decided to follow up with both HR and the department.

The department administrator kindly replied, and clarified that HR was supposed to contact last year's applicants and let us know that there was a new search. (Apparently they did not do this until after the search closed, so there's that.)

Our newly submitted materials are good to go!

have to ask

Has anyone heard from Union University or Belmont Abbey?

Lottery player n

Any news from Brown / Yale / Dartmouth / UNC?

Anon

PFO, Open AOS TT position at Brigham Young University.

oudeis

A PFO from BYU.

Boston

Northeastern is collecting letters of recommendation. I don't know if it's automatic or what

Anon

I wouldn't expect anything anytime soon from Yale--they said review of applications doesn't begin until today.

Anon

Was the Ryerson website down for anyone else?

ABD

The Ryerson website wasn't down for me. I also received a confirmation of receipt this morning.

J. Belfort

@havetoask: I’m also waiting to hear from Union (I bet few others here are). Heard nothing so far. I’ll let you know if/when things change.

Anon

Has anyone heard from Macalester College?

anon

PFO from John and Daria Barry Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago

idk

PFO from Barry Foundation postdoc

Anon

Shortlisted, Barry Foundation U Chicago postdoc

CanadianHopeful

has anyone heard from Toronto (phil science)?

anon

Notre Dame is scheduling first round interviews.

Tom

Any word on Johns Hopkins?

Anon

CanadianHopeful: I just know that the automatic system is crazy and it keeps asking for letters

ABD

PFO from Hannover postdoc (philosophy of science). They "decided to offer the position to another, even
more highly qualified applicant."

still hopeful

PFO from UNC Wilmington

Ouch

ABD, that language is ruthless.

postdoc

UNC Wilmington is scheduling first-round interviews.

xmas spirit

Which Notre Dame job are you talking about? (anon)
Thanks

ABD

@Ouch, I am so glad to find the remark utterly ruthless!

anotheranotheranon

@xmas spirit: I think anon means the Notre Dame Tech Ethics Center job. In any case, that one has scheduled interviews.

xmas spirit

Thanks. I've been waiting on the NDIAS (Faculty Fellowship at Notre Dame).

Boston

Any news about Northeastern?

lottery player n+1

Any news about Brown or Yale?

Lottery player n

Nothing yet from either on my end.

Annika

Second writing sample requested from University of Toronto (Biomedical Ethics)

A

PFO from Stanford (Race in America)

circling the drain

Annika, is that the TT position at University of Toronto, Scarborough, or a different position?

postdoc #3

Northeastern (applied ethics/information ethics) is scheduling first round interviews.

dreamer dreamer

Has Notre Dame tech ethics scheduled interviews?

AA

dreamer dreamer: Yes, ND tech ethics is scheduling interviews

Same anon as 12/7/20 8:42

Yes, Notre Dame Tech Ethics has scheduled interviews.

Annika

Circling the drain, it is the Scarborough one

circling the drain

Shucks. Thanks, Annika, and good luck!

Hopeful

Has anyone heard from Niagara or Utah Valley?

Anon

Niagara has scheduled interviews a few days ago.

Annika

I actually heard through a friend but I shall pass it on. The best of luck to you, Circling the drain.

newanon

Has anyone heard from Cal State Fullerton?

Hopeful

@Anon, thanks for the information! I am getting less and less hopeful...

To Roll Tide or Not to Roll Tide

I have a hunch Alabama has already started scheduling interviews. Anyone confirm/deny?

J. Belfort

Heard anything about British Columbia (TT, ethics) or Union (TT, apologetics)? Both had Nov. 1 deadlines.

anon

Are interview requests going out later than usual? Or are there just fewer of them?

Idk

To Roll Tide: a hunch based on what? Did you hear anything?

anon

Florida Gulf Coast has scheduled first round interviews

excited

Interview invitation from Flora Gulf Coast University!

excited

Florida Gulf Coast University*

To Roll Tide or Not to Roll Tide

@Idk: Lynyrd Skynyrd came to me in a dream with a message.

No, actually I just had a flurry of visits from Tuscaloosa to my website a week or so ago, and then nothing.

(I know this is proof of nothing. I know keeping track of these visits is a bad habit to get into. I don't advise anyone else to do this. I know it's only likely to cause stress. I just can't help myself.)

Anon

Has anyone heard from Toronto (philosophy of science) other than automatic messages asking letters?

anon

PFO from Utah Valley (epistemology_broadly construed)

Singapore

The National University of Singapore notified candidates who are on the long list

Wills

To Roll Tide:

Don't assume much from website hits about the stage of the search. I have had hits the day I've been contacted by the search committee. But on the other hand, when I applied for my current position, I had a flurry of hits on my website from this university about six weeks before I got the first round invite, and no hits at all from them in that intervening month and a half...

Annika

To Roll Tide: For your sanity you should remove the tracker from your website, then.

Concerned

Moderator, I don’t think authenticity’s comment is consistent with community standards. The comment is sarcastic, mean, and explicitly targeted toward a particular user. This is supposed to be a forum where people can be vulnerable and open about the market without being made fun of.

Marcus Arvan

Concerned: Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I didn’t read it that way (I saw it as lightheartedly mocking the absurdities of the job market). But I appreciate your concern now. I’ve unpublished it.

authenticity trying

Marcus Arvan, you read it right. I was having a bit of fun, adding levity to the situation. But God forbid someone might take offense to a little bit of humor and request that my comment be deleted. I understand you had to take that down for political/moderator reasons, but come on. This is the state of professional philosophy, where we can't play a little bit? As soon as someone uncharitably interprets my comments, they must be taken down to spare their feelings? No wonder so many people look unfavorably on philosophers. Ah well, I suppose I've just been personally targeted by Concerned, and I request that Concerned's message be removed :)

Marcus Arvan

authenticity: I appreciate the attempt at levity. Yet, as I think we all know, satirical humor often runs the risk of offense—and in this case, I think your poking fun at another commenter’s situation (and the advice they received) was open to multiple interpretations, not just the innocent one you intended. I don’t think this says much about the state of philosophy. I think it says something about this particular forum (the Cocoon): namely, that attempts at humor that may be entirely fine in other contexts may be borderline or out of place here. I don’t think this is a negative. The job market is brutal, and (as I well know from my time on it) emotions can run very close to the surface. I do appreciate the attempt at levity—but the #1 priority in this section of cyberspace is to preserve the blog’s safe and supportive mission. It’s a difficult job as moderator, but I do my best. Let’s move on and do our best to support each other. I think there’s much to be said for this mission.

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