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APA and PhilPapers to partner on new philosophy job listing service

Friday, June 28, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Ferrer
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2013
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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 large.

Beginning this 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. Starting 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.

About the American Philosophical Association

With over 10,000 members and 90 affiliated groups, the American Philosophical Association (APA) is one of the largest philosophical societies in the world and the only philosophical society in the United States not devoted to a particular field, school, or philosophical approach. The APA was founded in 1900 to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline. The American Philosophical Association is based at the University of Delaware.

About the PhilPapers Foundation

The PhilPapers Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting the development of online services to advance research and education in philosophy and other disciplines. The Foundation helps manage and support PhilPapers, a search engine, open access archive, and comprehensive crowd-sourced bibliography of the academic literature in philosophy. With over 50,000 registered users and nearly one million weekly users, it is one of the most widely used research tools in philosophy. The Foundation is directed by David Bourget (Western Ontario) and David Chalmers (NYU, ANU).

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