The new semester has started rolling in Australia. While the Northern hemisphere is busily gearing up for a new academic year, in the Antipodes we have had a brief break, perhaps punctuated by conferences, before rolling into the second semester. Unit guides have been published, first lectures charted out, and here we are: fresh batches… Continue reading No end of books
Philosophy has no industry. Outside of the university, and a small number of independent authors, there is no job titled ‘philosopher’. It’s an observation students make a lot to me, and is probably one encountered the world over (with – maybe – an exception in France; I’d love to know…). And yet philosophy is also… Continue reading Philosophy, ‘pipelines’, and online teaching
An excellent post by Acahacker on how references to casual positions (or adjuncts) are used/avoided by different levels of the University world. Guide to using the C-word
A full month since my last post. Teaching is underway, and I’m at work on a research article. Throw in a few other parts of life, and things have got suddenly a whole lot busier. And that means less space to reflect on what it is I am doing. But let’s make some time for that now. With… Continue reading Diary of an ECR #11: Teaching and research
American philosopher Allen Wood – a well known Kant and Idealism scholar – blogs here on the applying for jobs in the US Philosophy market. The posts are on the official blog of the American Philosophical Association, which has, he mentions, also set up a sub-committee to review and advise on best practices for interviewing.… Continue reading Allen Wood on the (US) Philosophy job market
A little bit of therapy for this diary entry. I am just about to wind up my contract, having worked at my current post for two years. The teaching job I had been doing was transmogrified into a continuing (aka permanent, tenured) position – but only half-time. Research is mostly not provided for in that position. Two… Continue reading Diary of an ECR #10
The end of my current contract is drawing near. The HR department accidentally sent me a request for help in “processing” my “termination”. Oh dear. .