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Do you include all AI/tech/data jobs in phil sci or are some of them under ethics? My impression was there was a lot of them but maybe that was just an impression.

Marcus Arvan

@TTethicist: jobs specifically in AI/tech/data *ethics* were categorized under Ethics rather than phil sci.


Thanks for this, Marcus.


@Marcus Arvan Just wondering, why are there 2 Medieval columns in the spreadsheet?

Marcus Arvan

@Frederick: Thanks for catching that. It's just an accident, and I'm surprised I didn't see it myself. With so many columns in the spreadsheet, I just never noticed I gave the same title to two columns side-by-side. Fortunately, it looks like I didn't double-count any jobs across the two columns, so feel free to just add the two columns together.


Both Uppsala and Amsterdam advertised jobs with a single AOS in aesthetics (although Amsterdam also wanted a decolonial/continental background), which I didn't see in the spreadsheet.


Thanks so much for all this work, Marcus. Would it be possible to include a category for Aesthetics & the Philosophy of Art?

As per your posts on previous years (which show that there has been practically zero jobs in Aes/Art), it seems important to evidence and report the crisis in Aes/Art (and it is a crisis). If this isn't evidenced and reported, then there'll be less pressure on the APA, BPA and other philosophy associations, as well as the learned societies for Aes/Art (such as the American Society of Aesthetics, British Society of Aesthetics, European Society of Aesthetics, etc.) to try to tackle the fact that one of the main (and oldest) subdisciplines of philosophy will likely die out if something isn't done about this.

There is already a tendency towards aesthetics-erasure -- such as seeing job ads that say "Value Theory, broadly construed (i.e. ethics, social and political philosophy)" and senior aes/phils of art needing to openly advise junior aes/phils of art to hide the fact that they are "card-carrying" aes/phils of art on the job market. So it'd be super helpful if the Cocoon could help cast light on the problem by including Aes/Art.

This wouldn't just help job candidates with an AoS in Aes/Art, but could also help institutions in deciding where to hire. Due to the dearth of jobs in Aes/Art, there are a glut of really excellent early-career Aes/Art. So, why look for an ethicist or epistemology, and end up with a good one (or at least an unproven entity), when you could have an outstanding (and proven) aesthetician or philosopher of art?

Marcus Arvan

@Michel: thanks for catching that. I’ll take a look on PhilJobs and update the spreadsheet.

@cassandra!: excellent points - I may run a post discussing the crisis (and similar crises in a few other areas) soon!

Curtis Franks

It is plausible that recent trends in specialization in topics like philosophy of race and philosophy of gender and recent emphasis on hiring specialists on these topics is driven in part by concerns about the social status of marginalized persons. It seems to me like a misrepresentation of these academic specialties, though, to categorize them as "philosophies of marginalized identities."

One could be interested in what sort of thing (or things) gender is, how and why it has come to be what it is, what its precursors were, what it might become under the influence of certain institutional changes, or what things might be like without it, or whatever, without having any specific agenda with respect to gender categories on the margins or with respect to persons with marginalized associations with prevailing gender categorizations.


Thank you for compiling this data. I'd be curious to know the % of jobs at various types of institutions (e.g., R1, R2, SLAC, regional, CC, etc.)

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