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APA Issues Statement on the Job Market Calendar

Tuesday, February 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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Over the last several years, especially since the rise of web-based job interviews, members of the association and the profession, including an APA task force, have recommended that the APA take steps to regularize the calendar of the job market for professional academic philosophy.

In response, at its meeting last November, the APA board of officers adopted the following statement on the job market calendar. The statement will go into effect for the 2016-2017 academic job market season, beginning later this year.

APA Statement on the Job Market Calendar

For tenure-track/continuing positions advertised in the second half of the calendar year, we recommend an application deadline of November 1 or later. It is further recommended that positions be advertised at least 30 days prior to the application deadline to ensure that candidates have ample time to apply.

In normal circumstances a prospective employee should have at least two weeks for consideration of a written offer from the hiring institution, and responses to offers of a position whose duties begin in the succeeding fall should not be required before February 1.

When advertising in PhilJobs: Jobs for Philosophers, advertisers will be asked to confirm that the hiring institution will follow the above guidelines. If an advertiser does not do so, the advertisement will include a notice to that effect.


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