In which issues concerning the profession of philosophy are bitched griped about
Good piece in the NY Times about how bad the academic job market is this year, across the board, in the humanities:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/arts/07grad.html
Michigan and NYU aren't doing so bad either.(There's more info coming to Leiter that ain't there yet ...)
Right, but no-one is posting NYUs placements yet. (I seem to remember that last year they posted them late as a block entry). I'm guessing they're going to zoom ahead.
Rutgers does take plenty of heat, but I'll take my hat off to them this year. We had a candidate from Rutgers give a job talk this year, and he was very impressive.
good to know that the philosophy smoker is now influential enough for coronation!http://philosophyjobmarket.blogspot.com/2008/06/coronation.html
RU Rah Rah RU Rah Rah Whoo-Rah Whoo-Rah Rutgers Rah!Up Stream Red Team Red Team Up StreamRah RahRutgers Rah!
Anon. 6:15, Heh. No coronation, I suppose, was meant by Mr. Zero. Besides, the moderate amount of traffic we get isn't enough for us to get into the (self-appointed) philosophical awesomeness arbitration business and have it mean something, even if that were something that interested us.
I think the instinct of calling the judgment "premature" was a good one. truthy guess. should have stayed in the gut.
Look. I was merely exercising my prerogative as kingmaker, vested in me by virtue of my being a little-read pseudonymous contributor to some philosophy blog.Or maybe I was just tipping my hat to the Rutgers people for having a pretty good year on the job market in a fucking terrible year to be on the job market. Geez. And people say I need to relax.
Mr. Zero,And they deserve the hat tip; any department placing multiples is doing pretty well by their students. And you're right that everyone else who got a job in this shitty market deserves one also. And you're right that people need to relax.
Definitely premature, but surely it's not unexpected that the most respected programs would place well, is it?Nonetheless, no coronation is appropriate unless we know the number of candidates they had on the market as well. Sure it might look great to land 4 jobs, but much less so if you only place half of the cohort. (This is hypothetical--I have no idea the size of any cohort except for my own and Harvard's, as they have them listed.)
Right, so Michigan has placed some people into good positions, but they had nearly 15 on the market this year. In contrast, NYU will have placed most of their candidates into good/excellent positions. No idea about how Rutgers is doing once we take into account how many people in total they have on the market.
berkeley has had only a few people on the market, and placed one at Notre Dame and another one at Northwestern.
I've been informed, by someone in the know, that the above information provided by Anon. 12:37 is incorrect, or at least misleading (and I completely recognize that this was done unintentionally; I'm not calling anyone out).It seems offers have been put out in these cases, but not accepted as of this time.
yes, this is right. I should have said, "have been offered positions at...", which I think is good enough for the purposes of this threat.
Rutgers?! Have any of you ever been to New Joisey?
Annnnnnnnnd... NYU wins.http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2009/03/tenuretrack-hiring-by-philosophy-departments-20082009.html?cid=6a00d8341c2e6353ef01156e4933ae970c#comment-6a00d8341c2e6353ef01156e4933ae970c
Rutgers noses its way back into the lead.
Note that some posts are re-posts, for several of the schools (NYU, Chicago, UNC and Rutgers are a few that I've noticed who have double-posted at least one person so far)
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