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circling the drain

Wondering: Molloy's deadline isn't until May 1. It's going to be a long wait, I'm afraid.


I've just received an email from the Boğaziçi University's hiring committee. They are asking whether I am still willing to be in the candidate pool given the current politically messy situation in Turkey. I suppose this is a kind of generic email for all applicants?? Has anyone not received this email yet?

Gambling Addict

Curious, I got the same e-mail. I suspect it was mass e-mailed to all the applicants.


@ Gambling Addict, Thank you for your reply!

Ohio dreamin’

Central State (TT, open) is scheduling interviews

rural juror

Xavier University (Besl chair) has made an offer.


Has anyone who interviewed with SUNY Buffalo ( non TT) heard back yet or know when they will be making a decision about the next step? I did not ask at the interview.

Rural juror

Wondering: I interviewed this past Monday and have not heard back. I kind of suspect that there is an internal candidate who may be renewed.


Has anyone who interviewed with Bethel and subsequently had their references contacted heard anything?


Anyone hear from Emory?


Anyone heard news from Central European University?

spreadsheet nearly cleared

Has anyone heard from any of the following? Thanks in advance for any info.

U Richmond (VAP, ancient), U Puget Sound (VAP, ancient), CU-Boulder (non-TT instr., various AOCs), U Leeds (lecturer, AOC: continental/race)


Wondering ...
just contact them, and ask when they think they will have made a decision. It is a normal thing to do.


has anyone who interviewed at Albion heard about second round?


Spreadsheet: Do you mean the Leeds liberal arts job? I think it's open AOS, but the ad was a bit opaque. I heard the long listing meeting is on Wednesday.


Calgary is scheduling virtual flyouts.

no buffalo for me

Buffalo scheduled second-round interviews.


UIndy anyone?


Anon, no word from UIndy yet.

Has anyone who interviewed at Denison heard back?

Gambling Addict

Pfo for Richmond Ancient VAP; Kiu I haven't heard back from Denison either. I'd expect them to contact people for the next round (?) by the end of the week.

anon anon anon

Denison has scheduled at least one second round.

Late Season Pessimist

PFO North Hennepin CC


Hey folks, anyone knows what happened with Florida AI ethics? Did they hire anyone? Still waiting for my pfo after first round interview


@Florida?: I emailed them a week ago to check because I got another offer. According to the search chair, the have someone they are probably going to hire. i'm guessing the PFO is coming for us all, probably just doing some negotiating.

The winter of my discontent

Any finalists receive offers from St. Scholastica or NOVA Southeastern?


Thanks nowarmweatherforme!


Does anyone have any information about NYU Abu Dhabi?


@The winter of my discontent: Someone has accepted the St. Scholastica offer.

Tulane VAP

Has anyone heard from Tulane's VAP (deadline 4/5)? It was to teach ethics/social political/logic/phil religion...I can't find the philjobs post even in the expired ads to link to here


"Tulane VAP": An offer is out, I'm afraid


Indianapolis is scheduling first-round interviews.

Why are there so few schools in the best part of the US, i.e., the Pacific Northwest?

U Puget Sound (VAP, ancient) has sent out interview requests


Anyone heard from LMU Munich?


still nothing from Albion?

Noxious Mark

any news about the Oxford moral philosophy postdoc(s)?


Bowling Green (TT)? Western Kentucky (TT)? Rhodes (TT)?


Read the previous thread T-Bone:

"Rhodes has moved to 'on-campus' interviews.

Posted by: rhodes | 04/12/2021 at 01:53 PM "

"Interviews for Western Kentucky TT have been scheduled.

Posted by: A Name | 04/15/2021 at 07:35 PM "

Recent PhD

Florida Gulf Coast has finally decided to inform first round interview candidates of their unsuccessful application.

Sisyphus seeks a boulder

Forgive the repetition, but I'm assuming there's still no word on CU-Boulder (non-TT instr., various AOCs)? I had the sense that interviews would have gone out by now.

recent phd

LMU Munich (Practical) has asked for additional stuff from longlisted candidates.


Sisyphus seeks a boulder: see previous thread

CU BOULDER: request for teaching video sent out today (three year instructor--NTT)

Posted by: rural juror | 04/12/2021 at 10:28 AM

Sisyphus reads the threads

@anon, yes, the requests for videos were sent out (to a longlist?) a few weeks ago and then immediately retracted for FERPA reasons. I'm wondering about actual interviews since then.


Any finalists get an offer from McDaniel VAP?


Fairfield VAP has scheduled Zoom interviews.


Any info on Bowling Green?

Oklahoma dreamin'

Oklahoma State (VAP, open) is scheduling interviews.


Rhodes made an offer for their TT position and it's been accepted.

UVU Environmental

Any second round invites to Utah Valley University (environmental)?


Anyone heard from Gustavus Adolphus College (VAP Philosophy of Science or Environmental Philosophy)?


PFO from Denison

BG app gang

Seconding the question about Bowling Green. Anyone?


I emailed Bowling Green two days ago to withdraw my application and I was told by the contact person that they would pass the info along to the search committee. This suggests to me that they have not contacted interviewees yet.


Any updates on Central European University (CEU)?


has anyone heard from Molloy?

deadline was May 1

Alexandru Marcoci

@Wondering: CEU sent out PFOs yesterday


Still waiting for my pfo from CEU!


Thanks, Alexandru. Although I don't love the continuing uncertainty that comes with not having received that PFO from CEU, I'll take what I can get I suppose. Anyone know if CEU have contacted their short list with interview requests?

Molloy or bust

Molloy asked me for additional materials (teaching evals) on Tuesday, but I haven't heard anything since.

no wonder

PFO from the Rotman Institute of Philosophy (Western University)


Also haven't heard from CEU. Reckon there are enough of us that we shouldn't get our hopes up by putting too much stock in it. :/

Still, good luck everyone.


Also haven't heard anything from CEU. Any news about Indiana?


Indianapolis held first-round interviews.


PFO from CEU, about an hour ago


Does anyone have any news about the phil science/epistemology postdoc at the University of Vienna?


Has anyone who had a first round interview at either HKU or Lingnan (open search) heard anything back yet (i.e. either second round interview invites, or PFO)?


I am reliably informed that the Vienna postdocs have been filled.


@abc: argh! I suspected as much, but having heard nothing -- and since I had initially been asked to supply additional materials -- there was still that minuscule sliver of irrational hope... anyway, thanks!


Has Indianapolis scheduled flyouts?

twirling towards freedom

Dartmouth has hired one one-year lecturer (race/gender) and is talking to candidates for a second (history). https://philjobs.org/job/show/17162

anon ancient

Has anyone heard from U Ill., Urbana-Champaign (non-TT lecturer, ancient)?


A bit confused by the CEU trickle. Are they sending the PFOs out individually?


Has anyone heard from any of the three LSE positions?


@Annie: it's bizarre, I agree. The email I received was classic PFO - perhaps more polite and carefully worded than others I've received, but certainly not recipient-specific. Who knows... fingers crossed you have better luck!


Thanks so much @gt — and for the well-wishes, too. Fingers crossed for you with any other apps!

BeeBop Rocksteady

Really hate to be yet another person asking about Bowling Green but we’re coming up on a month since the deadline now and the new hire is supposed to start in August. And there’s been no news here or in my inbox. Does anyone close to Bowling Green know if they canceled the search, or if they’re just sorting through the (likely) enormous number of applications, or something else?

not dead yet

Miami University, OH (VAP Ethics/Environmental) is scheduling first round interviews.

The Messenger

Bowling Green has scheduled second-round interviews.

Trying to Retire

Does anyone know if the Singapore Management University teaching positions (critical thinking) are sending out offers yet? Last I heard there was 7 candidates and all the job talks/interviews should be done by now.


State College dreamin'

Penn State (non-TT teaching, open) is requesting further materials (letters).

NIH info?

I'm under no illusion that I've been successful, but I'm very curious about what happened with the NIH Bioethics Post-Doc. I never heard one way or the other and my inquiries went unanswered. Did anyone else receive at least a PFO?

pure curiosity

I am just purely curious about whether the University of Alberta hired somebody or not. It was a TT in Technology and Society Studies and the deadline was last October.

Beep Beep Lettuce

Has anyone heard from Bowdoin about their postdoc teaching fellowship? Their confirmation of receipt emails says "you will be notified if selected for further consideration" so I am guessing they will not be sending out PFOs....


Any news on either of the two Limited Term Appointments at University of the Fraser Valley?


GC wondering

Has anyone heard from Grand Canyon University?

anonymous tenure track at R1

Has anyone else noticed an apparent pattern of there being more hires than usual for jobs that were never advertised this year? (I know this is common at the senior level, but I'm talking about the junior level.) I can count at least three that I can think of, plus a bunch of people who gave what were very clearly job talks at institutions that didn't put out jobs (i.e. clusters of three-four very junior people, most of whom didn't have permanent jobs, giving talks on Fridays in January and February). This seems like a really bad development to me if true!


Has anyone heard from King's College Halifax (the faculty fellow position for the Foundation Year program)?

But what's the problem exactly

Anonymous tenure track at R1: probably this is a topic for the job market discussion thread. But I'm just curious if you are willing to point at specific cases. I have in mind [*moderator redacted*] but I cannot remember any job ad. But even if this was the case (and I'm not sure it is), what is the problem exactly? Why can't a department of a private institution hire whoever it wants, as departments often do with senior scholars? This is not a rhetorical question, I'm genuinely asking.

Marcus Arvan

'What's the problem' and 'Anonymous tenure-track': This kind of discussion does belong on the job-market discussion thread, rather than on the reporting thread. But regardless, I'm concerned about asking for particular examples, which is why I've redacted the example that 'What's the problem' gave. In brief, my concern is that these discussions can very quickly result in casting aspersions regarding whether 'X deserved to be hired' or was 'hired illegitimately', and I don't think those kinds of explicit or implicit implications are consistent with this blog's mission.

If you want to discuss the *general* phenomenon of hires being made without advertisements, that's fine--though I ask that the discussion be careful in terms of respecting this blog's mission. Also, one quick note: isn't it possible that some of the hires in question were for jobs advertised in previous job seasons? My sense is that sometimes people report their "new hires" on PhilAppointments years late in some cases.


I know of at least one case where someone had an appointment for a position advertised the *previous* year, but because of covid, the hire was delayed from starting. So it need not be nefarious.


Has anyone heard from LMU Munich (Decision Theory)?

recent phd

LMU Munich (Practical) has scheduled interviews for shortlisted candidates.


Any updates on Central European University (CEU)? Still haven't heard anything after several on here mentioned receiving PFOs a week ago.

Anon wondering

Does anyone know if Calgary has made an offer? Or has that decision not yet been made?

State College still dreamin'

Penn State (non-TT teaching) is scheduling interviews

Vienna dreaming

@Annie: I still haven't heard from their either. Thought they said they'd be doing interviews now, too, so I wonder if they're running behind, not sending PFOs to everyone, or what.

Vienna dreaming

Ugh. I meant: "...from *them, i.e., CEU* either." It has been a long year.

xmas spirit

Oklahoma State University VAP positions have been filled.


Thank you, Vienna dreaming. It has indeed been a very long year.


I'm guessing there is still no word, but has anyone had an update on the CU-Boulder non-TT teaching position?

Boulderless Sisyphus

@Adrift: the rumor, secondhand but from a reliable source, is that CU Boulder (non-TT inst., various AOCs) has not yet sent out interview invitations and is likely to send them out sometime this week.

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