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Committee: Academic Career Opportunities and Placement

Committee Charge

The committee's responsibility embraces all activities of the association relating to the enhancement of academic career opportunities for philosophers, and placement. It works to facilitate the entry of philosophers into appropriate careers in teaching, research, and other work; it informs the board of current employment prospects and opportunities for philosophers; and it supervises employment services offered by the association to its members.

The chairs of the committee on non-academic careers and the committee on philosophy in two-year colleges serve in an ex officio capacity on this committee. One member of this committee serves as a liaison to the committee on philosophy in two-year colleges.

Committee Reports

2015-2016 report

2014-2015 report 

2013-2014 report

2012-2013 report

2011-2012 report

2010-2011 report

2009-2010 report

2008-2009 report

2007-2008 report

Committee Publications

APA Handbook on Placement Practices

Guidance for Philosophy Job Seekers

Upcoming Events
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Nomination deadline for the 2018 Danto/ASA Prize
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Submission deadline for the 2017 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought
Monday, June 5, 2017
Application deadline for Small Grant and Diversity & Inclusiveness funding
Friday, June 30, 2017
Nomination Deadline for the 2017 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Related Group News

Edward Zalta Wins the 2016 Barwise Prize
Posted in APA Announcements, Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The APA is pleased to announce that Edward Zalta (Stanford University) has been selected by the APA committee on philosophy and computers as the winner ... more »

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Associate Chair (2017)
David K. Chan
Chair (2017)
Krista Lawlor
ex officio (2018)
Amelie O. Rorty
ex officio (2019)
Richard Legum
Member (2017)
Stephan Blatti
Member (2017)
Lisa L. Fuller
Member (2017)
Michael Nair-Collins
Member (2018)
Sam Cowling
Member (2018)
Susan Dieleman
Member (2018)
Miriam Solomon
Member (2019)
Adrian Bardon
Member (2019)
Carolyn D. Jennings
Member (2019)
Janet D. Stemwedel