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Marcus Arvan
Tampa, FL
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In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, postdoc writes: I would like to know your suggestions about the right way to deal with egocentric reviewers. I have received a few times reviews of my papers that aim to compel me not only to mention specific literature but... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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If you are a member of the American Philosophical Association, you may have received a notification recently soliciting nominations for APA leadership positions. The announcement, which is also here at the APA blog, reads: The American Philosophical Association is now accepting nominations for APA leadership positions for terms beginning July... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, 'worried' writes: I have a TT position and a department near my own is hiring. I am a good fit for the position and plan on applying. But I'm a bit worried that my current department will find out if... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
Each year, readers ask for threads for discussing and reporting news on the job-market. I recently posted this season's discussion thread here. Please visit that thread if you are interested in discussing/commiserating about this year's market. The current thread (below) is for reporting news on the market (i.e. reporting interviews,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, Submitter writes: Which journal submission word counts are, in reality, flexible? I recently published a paper in a journal that, on its website, says the word limit is 7500 words. But when I sent the paper in, it was over... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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Back in the spring when I was getting close to the end of my job market run, I screen-recorded some footage of filling out a few applications with the intention of editing it together as a sort-of sneak peek for graduate students who wondered what the application process actually looks... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, curious asks: "How many articles are usually required for getting tenure (at R1s, SLACs, etc.)? Does the journal's impact factor matter?" I'm glad someone asked this, as my sense is that a lot of people may be unaware of just... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, anon postdoc writes: I am working on a paper that relies in a couple of paragraph on an argument from a previous paper, already published. I was wondering how best to do this in a way that complies with blind-review.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, early careerist writes: What publications count as "peer reviewed"? Until recently, I had assumed that all and only papers submitted to a journal/volume and were (a) reviewed by a scholar, (b) whose identity the author didn't know, and (c) had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, 'someone' writes: I have a TT job and I would like to move to continental Europe for a number of reasons (spouse). Ideal location: France. It would be great if you had a few posts (from guests contributors?) on the European... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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A reader writes in: I have a question for you concerning the philosophy job market between the US and the UK. If someone is an Assistant Professor in the U.S., and they want to apply for a position in Europe, are they only eligible for 'Lecturer' or do they have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, Mark Z. writes: I was wondering if you can run a post describing how to run a conference. I want to hold a conference and I am at a new college (just got a TT job) and I know nothing of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
The following post was submitted to the Cocoon by Charles Lassiter (philosophy, Gonzaga University) and two collaborators, Shane Wilkins (philosophy, USDA) and Sarah Arpin (psychology, Gonzaga): Dear philosophy job seekers, If you are planning to apply for academic jobs this year, we hope you'll consider participating in our study "The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, Al writes: An earlier post discussed explaining why one is going on the market from a tenure-track (or tenured) position, but I'm wondering specifically about application materials and letters: if one has been out of grad school for 5-10 years, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our newest "how can we help you?" thread, Charles writes: I’m currently a grad student and I'm relatively free to choose the topics about which I want to (solo-)teach. Would it be better to start developing my teaching portfolio around introductory courses (Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Philosophy of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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Now that it's the beginning of the month, I'd like to run another monthly "how can we help you?" thread. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, this is a chance for you to post openly or anonymously in the comments section below on anything you could use help... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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I am happy to report that Helen De Cruz and I have been able to match a majority of job-candidates who have applied to this season's iteration of the Cocoon's Job-Market Mentoring Program. We plan to continue matching applicants with tenure-stream mentors as quickly as possible in coming days and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our recent post, "How forthright should cover letters be?", Frogger writes: Could we revisit this issue since the job cycle/academic year is starting up again? I like my tenure-track job, but there are some tempting tenure-track postings out there already, and I am considering sending out some applications just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
The following is a revised version of an earlier guest-post by David McCarthy (University of Hong Kong). This post discusses how to respond to an invitation to revise and resubmit from a leading philosophical journal. It is aimed at early career philosophers, and was commissioned by The Philosopher’s Cocoon. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, Political Philosopher asks: I am a political philosopher with a PhD in philosophy considering applying to some political theory jobs (in polisci departments). Does anyone have any experience with this? Are both sorts of departments looking for different things, or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, Ano(n)ther VAP writes: What are the boundaries of decorum on asking for letters of recommendation from a temporary position? I'm a 1-year VAP this coming year, doing a sabbatical replacement for a well-known senior philosopher in area X (I also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
This is just a quick announcement that as of today, the Cocoon's Job-Market Mentoring Program has merged for this job-season with the Job-Market Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy. Women candidates (and mentors!) are thus encouraged to sign up for the Cocoon's mentoring program via this link. Helen De Cruz... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In our most recent "how can we help you?" thread, anon writes: I am currently in an NTT position with a fairly modest publication record. I have ambitions for a TT teaching position. I have an idea for an edited volume that I believe strongly in but also worry I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
I am happy to report that the Cocoon's Job-Market Mentoring Program has successfully matched most (though not all) of the mentees in need who signed up for the in the week or two after we opened signups. However, since that time we have had a large number of additional signups,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
In the comment thread of our Job-Market Boot Camp post on common CV mistakes, Al writes: What’s the going view on including a very short dissertation abstract on the Cv? And what about a longer one at the very end? I’m worried this looks too junior/grad student-ish but it seems... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at The Philosophers' Cocoon