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Important Note for 2017

Due to a sharp decline in participation by interviewing departments, the APA no longer accepts on-site interview requests. All interviews, whether at tables or in suites, must be pre-arranged. Meeting staff will continue to provide interview location information for candidates.

The APA's placement service provides a venue for interviews at the APA divisional meetings. The service arranges interview locations, provides resources and information to candidates, and protects candidates from improper interviewing and hiring practices. Please review the APA Best Practices for Interviewing, which includes guidance for both interviewers and candidates.

The APA handbook on placement practices is prepared as a guide to job candidates, departments attempting to place their students, and departments attempting to appoint new faculty members.

If you intend to interview as a job candidate at an APA divisional meeting, you must register for the meeting. Because on-site interview requests are no longer accepted at APA meetings, you do not need to register for placement in addition to registering for the meeting.

Some advice from Vitae:The Conference Interview: Dos and Don'ts.

2017 Central Division Placement Service Information

Questions concerning the service should be directed to Mike Morris at the American Philosophical Association, University of Delaware, 31 Amstel Avenue, Newark, DE 19716, telephone: (302) 831-2012, fax: (302) 831-8690.

APA placement service general hours of operation:

There are currently no departments registered to interview at the Central Division meeting. If this changes, we will update this page with appropriate information for candidates and interviewers.

APA statement on placement practices

The APA committee on the status and future of the profession reminds you of its statement on placement practices: The APA discourages the nomination by graduate departments of job seekers for positions in philosophy, and the submission of their dossiers in response to announcements of positions, without their knowledge or interest. This may seriously mislead those who are conducting searches, and may have unfortunate consequences both for them and for genuinely interested applicants. Graduate departments using a nomination procedure or submitting dossiers on behalf of job seekers should either attest explicitly that the candidate wishes to be considered for the positions in question, or (preferably) ensure that the job seekers themselves submit personal letters of application for these positions. Departments conducting searches are encouraged to recommend or require explicitly (in their position announcements) that each candidate, to be assessed of full consideration, should submit a personal letter of application for and interest in the announced position. A placement ombudsperson will be available at the meeting.