APA and PhilPapers to partner on new joint job listing service
Friday, June 28, 2013
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
The American Philosophical Association and the PhilPapers
Foundation are pleased to announce a new partnership that will offer
significant benefits to both APA members and the philosophical community at
August, the APA’s Jobs for
Philosophers, which has been the premier source for professional jobs in
philosophy for more than four decades, will merge with PhilJobs, the
PhilPapers Foundation’s respected and widely used philosophy jobs website, to
become PhilJobs: Jobs for Philosophers
(PhilJobs: JFP). By bringing together the excellent PhilJobs software platform
with JFP’s established presence and the APA’s protections for job candidates
such as its nondiscrimination policy, this partnership will create an online
source for jobs in philosophy that is both comprehensive and user-friendly and
gives job seekers confidence in fairness and equity in the hiring process.
Further, this new combined service will be tailored to both US and
international job listings, making it the go-to site for those seeking
professional employment in philosophy as well as for hiring institutions.
PhilJobs: Jobs for
Philosophers will be free of charge for all job seekers, and job
advertisements will be available at competitive rates on a sliding fee scale to
appeal to all types of institutions and hiring searches. Further, PhilJobs: JFP
aims to expand to provide additional services for both job seekers and hiring
departments in future years. As of July 1, 2013, Jobs for Philosophers will be freely
accessible to job seekers in anticipation of the transition to PhilJobs: JFP.
The APA’s partnership with the PhilPapers Foundation will
also extend to other initiatives. The APA will provide financial support for foundation projects including
PhilPapers, a comprehensive directory of online philosophical articles and
books by academic philosophers, and PhilPeople, an interactive, crowd-sourced, open directory of philosophers. The APA’s contribution will enable the PhilPapers Foundation to continue
to maintain and expand its services for the community while evolving toward a
sustainable funding model for the future.
We look forward to launching this new service in a matter of
weeks and to working closely with the PhilPapers Foundation to develop new and
valuable services for APA members and the philosophy profession as a whole.
All the best,
Amy E. Ferrer