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Call for panelists: APA Eastern meeting session on advice for job candidates

Wednesday, July 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The American Philosophical Association Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy invites philosophers with special pedagogical expertise to participate in a Q&A session for job candidates at the APA Eastern Division meeting, January 6-9, 2016, in Washington, DC. We plan to begin the session, “Advice for Job Candidates: The Teaching Demo,” with comments and advice from each expert panelist about how to best deliver an on-campus teaching demonstration. Afterwards, we will open the floor to questions from the job candidates in the audience.

We are interested, particularly, in philosophy teachers whose pedagogical work has been recognized as excellent: teachers who have received teaching awards; teachers who are trusted on their campuses to conduct formative and summative teaching assessments for the purposes of tenure and promotion; teachers who serve in some official capacity as pedagogical mentors; and/or teachers who have published in the scholarship of teaching and learning. If you have earned any of these credentials and care deeply about student learning, please consider joining our panel to share your expertise with the next generation of philosophers. The committee is aiming to assemble a panel that is diverse in all respects.

To apply, please email Katheryn Doran ( by Monday, August 17, 2015, with the following information: In the body of the email, please include your name, current or past institutional affiliation(s), contact information, and the number of searches in which you have participated. Attached to the email, please include your CV and a teaching statement (250 to 750 words) that discusses both your credentials and your teaching philosophy. The committee will select 3‐4 panelists by late August 2015.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (


Alexandra Bradner
Chair, APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy

The American Philosophical Association
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