Another philosophy graduate student writes:
I read with interest the comments concerning gappy CV's and found it piqued when discussion turned to less elite universities. I, as many graduate students, imagine that I will be headed for a school in the bottom 30-50 or below and would appreciate it if you'd be able to open up a post for comments that might cover these two questions:1. How are hiring practices different from elite universities to more average ones? i.e. how are things like time to Ph.D., adjuncting experience vs. publication, private sector work experience, involvement in "fringe" philosophical communities (e.g. a publication in a journal of theology, continental philosophy, etc.) weighed differently by these different schools?2. Does anyone have any advice on how to find a) non-elite universities that offer elite-university type positions, i.e. reasonable teaching schedules with time for research and b) how to get a job at one of these universities?Anyway, I'd be interested to hear answers to these questions, and if you could post them somehow I'd (and I'm sure others) would appreciate it greatly.