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anxious too

No, nothing from : Worcester State, Brandeis, or Utah State. But if Harvard (also an October 15) is only scheduling interviews today, then I will refrain from concluding that it's "probably not a good thing."


Anon and wait what: My understanding, from talking to faculty and grad students at Princeton, is that they simply read apps and make offers without first round interviews or flyouts. I take it this is based on social psychology and business research that suggests interviews are noisy, biased, and unhelpful. Seems like a great idea to me, to be honest.


PFO and Anon: thank you! Lol


Can confirm Utah State is still reviewing apps.


Has anyone received PFO from Seattle's philosophy of science job?


Did anyone who applied for the UCLA clinical ethics fellowship due yesterday get an email about doing an incredibly tedious and long personality assessment? The email says "Please note that we are unable to consider your application until you complete the online assessment." and I'm wondering how seriously to take that.


Thanks, @Carleton #2 and good luck!

HR bullshit

@clinical yes, I also received that email-- I was incredibly annoyed! I was worried my application wouldn't actually go through so I ended up doing it, but that might have been too paranoid of me. I was already on the fence about applying to this position in the first place and wouldn't have even bothered if I'd known I'd have to fill out a 100-question HR survey in order for it to count. Search committees, please stop wasting vulnerable job market applicants' time!


Rice is scheduling first-round interviews.

Oh well

@rolling I applied to both of the Seattle U jobs (science and phil mind/psychology) and was not contacted for an interview for either position when others were on here but have not received any PFOs either. Tbh I'm assuming this indicates a PFO on both fronts, but I could be wrong!


@Oh well, thank you for your response! I'll just forget about that job!

ball of stress

Has anyone heard anything from NYU (either TT or Bersoff)? Or have a sense of when they usually schedule interviews for the Bersoff?

new york, new york

@ball of stress: there aren't any interviews for the Bersoff. They are usually decided mid-December. At least judging from last year's thread, everyone finds out around the same time (PFO, got it, or alternate). Hope that helps!

I am completely speculating here, but I think that might suggest that we won't hear anything about TT until around then either (but I guess it depends on if they do interviews for that or go straight to fly outs). Last year, a bunch of places went straight to fly outs, and it sounds like that might be the norm for some fancy schools anyway.


Hey y'all, could we maybe save this thread for updates and use the discussion thread for other stuff? Having discussions on here makes the thread longer than it needs to be and that makes it harder to find out news.

ball of stress

@new york, new york: thanks so much, that's super helpful!


PFO UW-Madison for data ethics job.

Getting used to it

PFO from UW-Madison, for the "Ethics of computing, data, or information" cluster hire (their term, not mine!).


Has anyone heard from Notre Dame for the social/political teaching gig yet?

Or anything from Tufts for the TT position?


University of Alberta has sent reference letter requests to long-listed candidates.


@MarketNoob, may I ask whether it's the Killam postdoc or something else?


@aspiring its for their AOS Social Epistemology position and AOC Indigenous philosophy position. It's a TT position.

cheesy applicant

PFO from UW Madison (metaphysics)

anon anon anon

interview for the Madison ethics of computing position


PFO from Georgetown Empirical Bioethics


@MarketNoob, thank you so much!


PFO from UW Madison Metaphysics


@anon I have not heard anything from Tufts yet for the TT job in "philosophy and new technologies." Not sure if there is another opening there.


Has anyone heard from Pittsburgh, Loyola Chicago, Boston U, Concordia, or Xavier?

Post Malone

Loyola University - Chicago (TT, moral theory) is scheduling interviews.


Can someone share what the PFO text from UW Madison for the data ethics position said? I applied and have not heard from them yet.

postdoc less hopeful

@round3: I have heard from none of them, but Loyola Chicago's deadline was Nov 30, so I wouldn't expect to hear from them anytime soon. I would think Xavier and BU might send out invites in the next couple of weeks, as it has been almost a month since their deadlines passed, but that is just a hunch.

J. Belfort

Loyola University - Chicago (TT, ethical theory) has scheduled Zoom interviews.

Wasn't Expecting This One

I didn't get a PFO from Wisconsin (metaphysics) today, but I went and checked my application status on their portal, and it was "not selected." I'm pretty sure this is the equivalent of a PFO (not sure why I didn't get an email in that case, but...?). So if you are curious about your app status, it might be helpful to check their site.

postdoc less hopeful

@J. Belfort: wait, seriously? That fast?? If true, man, I'm really hurting this year. I thought I had a Chace at an interview for that one...

L. DiCaprio

Since he is posting under the name of a notorious fraud, and the job deadline was two days ago, I am guessing that "J. Belfort" is a troll... Har har.


University of Mississippi (public policy leadership) has scheduled first round interviews

Value theory

Loyola Chicago has scheduled first round interviews.

postdoc less hopeful

Well, now I feel sheepish.

not UW for me

@ UW-hopeful "We were fortunate to have many qualified applicants. We regret to inform you that you were not selected to move forward in the recruitment process for this position."

Hope this helps!


Anyone heard from Manchester?

Just Clarifying

@value theory that’s for the thick position, correct? The AOS phenomenology position is still under review as far as I understand.

Just Clarifying

*ethics (sorry, typing comments from my phone)


anotheranon: I've not heard from the either. But I also never received a PFO from the last job the advertised, so I guess they're just particularly crap with communication


Re: Loyola Chicago, that’s right, @just clarifying, interviews have been scheduled for ethics. But not phenomenology.

goodness gracious

Has anyone heard from USC or IU-Bloomington? (Just trying to cross easy things off my list!)


Any updates on UNC Charlotte since they requested writing samples?


Has anyone heard back from Purdue (socio-political search) since they requested reference letters from long-listed candidates? And has anyone heard from Carleton, Penn, Pitt, Colgate, UT Knoxville, Washington, or Sophia (all TT)?

wondering too

Carleton, Penn, Pitt, Colgate, UT Knoxville, Washington: No, haven't heard.

mid-october deadlines

Anyone heard from Princeton (ethics), Brandeis (open), or NYU (open)? They all had mid-October deadlines. Should I assume the worst?

keep hitting me

PFOs from Cabrini University and that NYU Liberal Studies position in short succession.

you win some you lose some

PFO from Cabrini. Also, University of Dallas has advanced to flyouts.

no new york dreamin'

PFO, NYU, Global Works and Society position (non-TT teaching)

postdoc less hopeful

PFO fron NYU Liberal Studies, too.

yes oklahoma dreamin'

Oklahoma State (ancient, TT) is scheduling first-round interviews.


Just received an interview invitation for UNC Charlotte Date ethics job. 13 finalists.

Timmy J

You should assume the worst because it’s Princeton, brandeis, and nyu, not because of mid-October deadlines. You’ve really really got to understand this about the market: you wil only very very rarely hear anything from the places you apply and, even then the correlation between when you apply and when you hear is very very tenuous.

random person

Georgetown (bioethics) has scheduled interviews, according to facebook.


University of Tampa has scheduled first round interviews.


Anyone hear from SUNY Brockport or UVirginia?


Augusta University Health Policy (id number 217334)

This is not the philosophy dept. position also advertised by them.

postdoc less hopeful

@anon: no news here from Brockport.


Any news from Duke (open)?


Has anyone heard anything more from the HMI ANU postdoc? (Had a request for letters a little while back, but nothing since.)

postdoc 1

PFO from UC Colorado Springs instructor job

BU super fan

Boston University has sent out interview requests (or, at least one interview request!).

nyu clinical

Anyone had a request for more material from Clinical Assistant, NYU, Global Works and Society position or XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement (non-TT teaching)?

A little horrified

random person "according to facebook" : people are posting about their interviews on facebook????!!!?? or is it the hiring department? strange, and maybe not a great idea, either way ...

Gambling Addict

NYU Global Works and Society sent out at least some interview requests today.


anon, interview requests for HMI went out last week

another addict

Hi @Gambling Addict, is this (https://philjobs.org/job/show/18149) the NYU job you mentioned this one?

Best of luck to you!

random person

@A little horrified: Quill Kukla posted about their emails inviting people to interview going to people's spam folders. There was nothing about who they were interviewing, or anything like that, so hopefully that's slightly less horrifying!


PFO Boston University.

Univ. Virginia scheduling interviews.

dr. bean

Anyone else not heard from Boston University one way or the other yet?

postdoc less hopeful

@dr. bean: I haven't heard one way or the other from BU, either.


@dr.bean I did not hear anything from BU today.


I haven't heard from Boston either.

Post-Hope Pre-Doc

@dr.bean: I also haven’t heard either way from BU. I suspect the PFOs are just on a rolling cycle though.


@NotBostonButMaybeVirginia: What day/time did you hear from Virginia? Think there's still hope? 🥺


Has anyone heard from DU yet ?


One of the search committee members at BU mentioned on Twitter that they have now sent out all invites.


@NotBostonButMaybeVirginia, what position have the interviews been scheduled for?

Gambling Addict

@ another, I'm flattered, but it was this one: https://philjobs.org/job/show/18225 (I was responding to nyu clinical).

Good luck to you too!

just a q

Re: UVA-- are the interviews for philosophy of race or political philosophy?

postdoc 1

Bentley University is scheduling first-round interviews


Tufts TT (open/new technologies) first round interview request.


Bentley is scheduling first-round interviews.

wonder world

Has anyone heard from Alberta (postdoc)?


anyone else not heard anything at all yet from NYU Global Works and Society position?


Has anyone heard from UNC Chapel Hill? Their deadline was 5 weeks ago.


Has anybody besides @enon heard from Tufts (open/new tech)?


@Anon Which committee member from Boston U posted on twitter that BU had set out all the invitations? I don't doubt it, but rolling rejections is quite odd given modern tech.


@Anon_ It was Daniel Star but he seems to have since deleted to tweet.


@BUBU That is who I imagined was being referenced. I wonder if he took it down because he spoke prematurely or because it was disclosing information that he shouldn't have.


@SadNewsBears, @thatguy, @just a q:

It was for the philosophy of race position and I received word in the afternoon on 12/1. Apologies for any confusion!


I got confirmation from a member of the search committe from Boston University about them sending letters for interviews.


@philcogsciguy Yes - 1st round interview request for Tufts (open/new tech)


extra writing sample request from UToronto (phil sci, st george campus)

tending to the spreadsheet

Any news on any of the following? Thanks in advance.

Worcester State, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Furman, U Denver (all TT, open AOS)

anon anon anon

@tending to the spreadsheet: Milwaukee School of Engineering has sent out interview requests


@MarketNoob Thanks for the confirmation. For the life of me, I still don't understand why they don't notify rejected applicants promptly. Seems a little odd for people so obsessed with ethics/decorum to be so inconsiderate.

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