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Summary of Major Faculty Moves and Tenure-Track Hires for 2006-2007, Penultimate Draft

MOVING TO FRONT, WITH CORRECTIONS/ADDITIONS, from August 25

This is a (draft) compilation of major (tenured or equivalent) faculty moves and tenure-track hires/losses involving PhD programs since the last PGR survey (fall 2006), for the benefit of students using the PGR in choosing graduate schools this coming academic year.  It covers the top 53 US departments, the top 10 U.K. departments, the top 4 Canadian departments, and the top 4 Australasian departments.

This list includes only faculty moves that were not reflected in the faculty lists for the Fall 2006 surveys. Remember, those faculty lists were based on expected faculty profile for fall 2007, so included some announced, planned moves. 

Many or most of the tenured faculty moves recorded here are likely to affect the specialty rankings for the areas in which these faculty work. Where relevant, I comment on how the moves are likely to affect the overall reputation/ranking of a department.

Please post corrections and additions in the comments; no anonymous corrections/additions will be approved.  I list programs by their 2006 overall rank.

U.S. Departments

1.  New York University:  Added Samuel Scheffler (moral and political philosophy) from Berkeley, Ted Sider (metaphysics) from Rutgers, and Crispin Wright (philosophy of language, math, and logic; epistemology) from St. Andrews.

2.  Rutgers University, New Brunswick:  Added Jeffrey King (philosophy of language) from Southern California, Martin Lin (early modern philosophy) from Toronto, and Brian Weatherson (epistemology, decision theory, metaphysics, philosophy of language) from Cornell.  Lost Frank Arntzenius (philosophy of physics) to Oxford, Stephen Neale (philosophy of language) to the CUNY Graduate Center, and Ted Sider (metaphysics) to NYU.  Tenure-track hire:  Ishani Maitra (philosophy of language, feminist philosophy), MIT PhD, previously on tenure-track at Syracuse (joint with Rutgers-Newark). 

3.  Princeton University:  Added (part-time) Frank Jackson (philosophy of mind, metaphysics, metaethics) from the Australian National University.   Tenure-track hire:  Sarah McGrath (metaphysics, ethics), MIT PhD, previously on tenure-track at Brandeis; tenure-track loss:  Karen Bennett (philosophy of mind, metaphysics) to Cornell.  Adam Elga (philosophy of science and physics, decision theory), Thomas Kelly (epistemology, ethics) and Hendrik Lorenz (ancient philosophy) were all granted tenure.  Paul Benacerraf (philosophy of mathematics) retired.   Bas van Fraassen (philosophy of science and physics) will conclude his phased retirement at the end of 2007-08, and move to San Francisco State University.

3.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor:  Added Sarah Buss (philosophy of action, ethics) from the University of Iowa.  Losing Stephen Darwall (ethics, history of ethics) to Yale University and Peter Ludlow (philosophy of language) to the University of Toronto. 

5.  University of Pittsburgh:  Michael Thompson (ethics) has an offer from the University of Chicago.  Cian Dorr (metaphysics) and Kieran Setyia (ethics) were granted tenure.

6.  Stanford University:  Tenure-track hire:  Alexis Burgess (metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophical logic), Princeton PhD.  Krista Lawlor (philosophy of mind) was granted tenure.  Christopher Bobonich (ancient philosophy) has an offer from Rutgers.  Allen Wood (Kant, 19th-century German philosophy) and Rega Wood (medieval philosophy) have offers from Indiana.  J.M.E. Moravcsik (ancient philosophy) has retired.

7.  Harvard University:  No changes.

7.  Massachussetts Institute of Technology:  No changes at senior ranks.  Tenure-track hire:  Brad Skow (philosophy of science, metaphysics), NYU PhD, previously on tenure-track at U Mass/Amherst.

7.  University of California, Los Angeles:  Lost Calvin Normore (medieval philosophy, political philosophy, logic) to McGill.  Tenure-track hires:  Sam Cumming (philosophy of language), Rutgers PhD.  Tenure-track loss:  Christopher Smeenk (philosophy of physics) to Western Ontario.  John Carriero (early modern philosophy) has an offer from the University of Notre Dame.

10. Columbia University:  Losing Thomas Pogge (political philosophy) to Yale University.  Wolfgang Mann (ancient philosophy) has an offer from Indiana. 

10. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:  Added (part-time) Simon Blackburn (ethics, philosophy of language and mind) from Cambridge University.  (Blackburn will teach at UNC one semester per year for the next six years, except for 2009-10; the appointment stretches beyond his retirement from Cambridge, although the first visits will run in parallel with that position, occupying terms of leave.)
Tenure-track hire:  Ryan Preston (ethics, philosophy of religion), NYU PhD.

12. University of California, Berkeley:  Losing Samuel Scheffler (moral and political philosophy) to NYU.  Senior offer outstanding to Tommie Shelby (African-American philosophy, social and political philosophy) at Harvard.  Branden Fitelson (philosophy of science, logic, epistemology) was tenured.

13. University of Arizona:  No changes.

13. University of Notre Dame:  Added Richard Cross (philosophy of religion, medieval philosophy) from Oxford University.  Lost William Ramsey (philosophy of mind and cognitive science) to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Tenure-track hire:  Grant Ramsey (philosophy of biology), Duke PhD.

13. University of Texas, Austin:  Lost Robert C. Solomon (Continental philosophy, philosophy of the emotions) who passed away.  Brian Leiter (philosophy of law, ethics, Continental philosophy) has an offer from the University of Chicago Law School.  Tenure-track hire:  Ray Buchanan (philosophy of language), NYU PhD.

16.  Brown University:  Added David Christensen (epistemology, philosophy of science) from the University of Vermont.  Tenure-track hire:  Katherine Dunlop (Kant), UCLA PhD.

16.  Cornell University:  Added Karen Bennett (philosophy of mind, metaphysics) from a tenure-track position at Princeton, and Tad Brennan (ancient philosophy) from Northwestern.  Lost Brian Weatherson (epistemology, decision theory, metaphysics, philosophy of language) to Rutgers.  Tenure-track hire:  Erin Taylor (ethics), UCLA PhD.

16. University of Southern California:  Lost Jeffrey King (philosophy of language) to Rutgers.

16. Yale University:  Added Stephen Darwall (ethics, history of ethics) from Michigan, Thomas Pogge (political philosophy) from Columbia University, and Kenneth Winkler (early modern philosophy) from Wellesley.  Tenure-track hire:  Barbara Sattler (ancient philosophy), Freie Universtat (Berlin) PhD, previously on tenure-track at Illinois/Urbana.  Tenure-track losses:  James Kreines (19th-century German philosophy) to a tenure-track position at Claremont-McKenna College; Michael Weber (ethics) to a tenure-track position at Bowling Green State University.

20.  University of California, Irvine:  Tenure-track hires:  Sean Greenberg (early modern philosophy), Harvard PhD, previously on tenure-track at Johns Hopkins; Jeremy Heis (Kant, philosophy of mathematics, history of analytic philosophy), Pittsburgh PhD; Simon Huttegger (game and decision theory), Salzburg PhD.  Lost Nicholas White (ancient philosophy) to the University of Utah.  Tenure-track loss:  William Bristow (19th-century German philosophy) to Wisconsin/Milwaukee.

20.  University of California, San Diego:  Tenure-track hire:  Clinton Tolley (Kant, history of philosophy of logic, phenomenology), Chicago PhD.

20.  University of Chicago:  No changes at senior ranks.  Tenure-track hire:  Anton Ford (philosophy of action), Pittsburgh PhD.  Tenure-track loss:  Jonathan Beere (ancient philosophy) to a post in Germany.  Martha Nussbaum (political philosophy, ethics, ancient philosophy) still has offers from Harvard Law School and from Stanford.   Josef Stern (philosophy of language, medieval Jewish philosophy) has offers from Rutgers and the University of Toronto.

23.  City University of New York Graduate Center:  Added Stephen Neale (philosophy of language) from Rutgers.  Losing Galen Strawson (philosophy of mind and action, early modern philosophy), who has been part-time at CUNY the last few years; he is returning full-time to the University of Reading.

24.  University of Massachussetts, Amherst:  Lost Jonathan Schaffer (metaphysics) to the Australian National University. Tenure-track hire:  Chris Meacham (philosophy of physics, formal epistemology), Rutgers PhD.  Tenure-track loss:  Brad Skow (metaphysics, philosophy of science) to MIT.

24.  University of Wisconsin, Madison:  No changes.

26.  Ohio State University:  No changes.

27.  Duke University:  No changes.

27.  Indiana University, Bloomington:  No changes.

27.  University of Maryland, College Park:  Lost Judith Lichtenberg (applied ethics) to Georgetown.  Tenure-track hires:  Erin Eaker (philosophy of language), UCLA PhD, previously on tenure-track at Western Ontario; Dan Moller (ethics), Princeton PhD; and Rachel Singpurwalla (ancient, ethics), Colorado PhD, previously on tenure-track at Southern Illinois (Edwardsville).

27.  University of Pennsylvania:  No changes.  Samuel Freeman (political philosophy) has an offer from Indiana.

31.  University of California, Riverside:  Added Mark Wrathall (20th-century Continental philosophy) from Brigham Young University.

32.  Syracuse University:  Tenure-track losses:  Ishani Maitra (philosophy of language, feminist philosophy) to Rutgers; Eric Schliesser (early modern philosophy, philosophy of economics) to Leiden.

32.  University of Colorado, Boulder:  Added Katherin Koslicki (metaphysics, philosophy of language, ancient philosophy) from Tufts University and Alastair Norcross (ethics) from Rice University.  Tenure-track hires:  Dominic Bailey (ancient philosophy), a Cambridge PhD; Benjamin Hale (environmental ethics, applied ethics), Stony Brook PhD.

32.  University of Miami:  No changes.

35.  Johns Hopkins University:  Tenure-track losses:  Sean Greenberg (early modern) to UC Irvine, and Maura Tumulty (philosophy of mind, Wittgenstein) to Colgate University.

35.  University of California, Davis:  Lost Jonathan Vogel (epistemology) back to Amherst College.

35.  University of Illinois, Chicago:  Lost Charles Mills (political philosophy, critical race theory, African-American philosophy) to Northwestern.

35.  University of Washington, Seattle:  No changes.

39.  Carnegie-Mellon University:  Tenure-track hire:  Nicole Hassoun (social and political philosophy), Arizona PhD.

39.  Georgetown University:
  Added Judith Lichtenberg (applied ethics) from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Lost Alexander Pruss (metaphysics, philosophy of religion) to Baylor University.

39.  University of California, Santa Barbara:
  No changes.

39.  University of Virginia:
Added Dominic Scott (ancient philosophy) from Cambridge University. Mitchell Green (philosophy of language and mind) has an offer from Northwestern.

39.  Washington University, St. Louis:  Tenure-track hires:  Mariska Leunissen (ancient philosophy), Leiden PhD; Thomas Sattig (metaphysics, philosophy of language), Oxford DPhil, previously on tenure-track at Tulane.  Tenure-track loss:  Phillip Robbins (philosophy of mind, psychology, and language) to Missouri/Columbia.

44. Arizona State University:
  No changes.

44.  Florida State University:
  No changes.

44.  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: 
Tenure-track hire:  Roy Cook (logic, philosophy of mathematics), an Ohio State PhD.

44.  University of Rochester: 
Tenure-track hire:  Brad Weslake (philosophy of time and causation), a Sydney PhD.

48.  University of Connecticut, Storrs:
  No changes at senior ranks.  Tenure-track loss:  Dan Ryder (philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of science) to new Kelowna campus of the University of British Columbia.

48.  University of Florida, Gainesville:  Lost Murat Aydede (philosophy of mind and cognitive science) to British Columbia.

50.  Boston University:
  Tenure-track hire:  Susanne Sreedhar (early modern), North Carolina PhD, previously on tenure-track at Tulane.  Tenure-track loss:  Simon Keller (ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics) to Melbourne.

50.  Rice University: 
Lost Alastair Norcross (ethics) to Colorado/Boulder.  Tenure-track hires:  Melinda Fagan (philosophy of science, epistemology), Indiana HPS and Stanford Biology PhDs; Nicoletta Orlandi (philosophy of mind and cognitive science), North Carolina PhD.

50.  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: 
Tenure-track hire:  Dan Korman (metaphysics, philosophy of language), Texas PhD.

53.  Northwestern University:
Added Sanford Goldberg (epistemology, philosophy of language and mind) from Kentucky; Jennifer Lackey (epistemology, philosophy of mind) from a tenure-track position at Northern Illinois; and Charles Mills (political philosophy, critical race theory, African-American philosophy) from Illinois/Chicago.  Lost Tad Brennan (ancient philosophy) to Cornell.  (Judging from the web site, it also appears that Jurgen Habermas is no longer a part-time faculty member.)  Tenure-track hire:  Baron Reed (epistemology, modern philosophy), a Brown PhD, previously on tenure-track at Northern Illinois. 

53.  University of Missouri, Columbia:  Added Phillip Robbins (philosophy of mind, psychology, and language) from a tenure-track position at Washington University, St. Louis.

U.K. Departments

1.  Oxford University:  Added Frank Arntzenius (philosophy of physics) from Rutgers, Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (metaphysics) from Nottingham and Scott Sturgeon (epistemology, philosophy of mind) from Birkbeck.  Others listed here.  Leslie Green (legal and political philosophy) also accepted the Chair in Philosophy of Law on the Law Faculty at Oxford, though he will remain part-time at Osgoode Hall School of Law and York University, Toronto.

2.  Cambridge University:  Lost Dominic Scott (ancient philosophy) to Virginia.  Simon Blackburn (ethics, philosophy of language) will go half-time back to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (see description of the arrangement, above, under listing for North Carolina). 

3.  University of St. Andrews:  Added Herman Cappelen (philosophy of language) from Oxford.  Added (quarter-time as Professorial Fellows) Francois Recanati (Jean Nicod, Paris), Jonathan Schaffer (ANU), Jason Stanley (Rutgers), and Brian Weatherson (Rutgers), all working in and around philosophy of language and mind, metaphysics, and epistemology.  Losing Crispin Wright (philosophyv of language, math, and logic; epistemology) to a full-time position at NYU in fall 2008, though he will continue as Director of the Arche Centre and will be extensively involved in its research projects and graduate teaching.  Also losing James Harris (early modern philosophy) to UCL in fall 2008.

4.  Birkbeck College, University of London: Added Keith Hossack (metaphysics, philosophy of language and math) from King's College, London.  Lost Scott Sturgeon to Oxford (see above).  Ken Gemes (philosophy of science, Nietzsche) will move half-time to Southampton (though will continue half-time at Birkbeck).  Junior hire:  Michael Garnett (political philosophy), a Toronto PhD.

4.  University College London:  Adding James Harris (early modern philosophy) from St. Andrews for fall 2008 and Christophre Peacocke (metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language and mind) who will teach part-time (May-July) starting in 2008 (he will remain full-time for the American academic year at Columbia).  Ronald Dworkin (part-time on the Law faculty, and affiliated in Philosophy) has retired.

6.  King's College, London:  Lost Hossack to Birkbeck (see above). Junior hire:  Christoph Kletzer (moral, legal, and political philosophy; Kant and German philosophy), previously at Durham. 

6.  University of Sheffield:  Lost John Divers (metaphysics, philosophy of language and logic) to Leeds.

8.  London School of Economics: Added Miklos Redei (history and philosophy of physics) from Eotvos Univ. (Budapest).  Lost Stephan Hartmann (philosophy of science and physics, formal epistemology, social choice theory) to Tilburg University (Netherland) and Colin Howson (philosophy of science, logic) to the University of Toronto.

9.  University of Bristol:  Added Leon Horsten (logic) from the Catholic University of Leuven.  Lost Susan Hurley (philosophy of mind), who passed away.  Junior hire:  Giles Pearson (ancient philosophy), a Cambridge PhD.

9.  University of Edinburgh:  Added Duncan Pritchard (epistemology) from the University of Stirling.  Lost Peter Milne (logic, probability theory) to Stirling.

9.  University of Leeds:  Added John Divers (metaphysics, philosophy of language and logic) from Sheffield.  Lost Chris Timpson (philosophy of physics, science, language, and mind) to Oxford.  Junior hire:  Alix Cohen (Kant, philosophy of social sciences and history), Cambridge PhD. 

9.  University of Nottingham:  Added Philip Percival (metaphysics, philosophical logic, epistemology) from Glasgow.  Lost
Rodriguez-Pereyra (metaphysics) to Oxford (see above).  Junior hires:  Neil Sinclair (ethics, metaethics), Cambridge PhD, and Jonathan Tallant (metaphysics), Durham PhD.

9.  University of Reading:  No changes.

Canadian Departments

1.  University of Toronto:  Added Colin Howson (philosophy of science, logic) from the London School of Economics and Peter Ludlow (philosophy of language) from Michigan.  Lost Martin Lin (early modern philosophy) to Rutgers.  Anjan Chakravartty (philosophy of science) and Jennifer Nagel (epistemology) were tenured.

2.  University of Western Ontario: 
Tenure-track hires:  Corey Dyck (early modern, Kant), Boston College PhD, and Christopher Smeenk (philosophy of science), Pittsburgh PhD, previously on tenure-track at UCLA.  Tenure-track loss:  Erin Eaker (philosophy of language) to Maryland.

3.  McGill University:
  Added Calvin Normore (medieval philosophy, political philosophy, logic) from UCLA, as the Macdonald Professor of Moral Philosophy.  Tenure-track hire:  Iwao Hirose (ethics, political philosophy), a St. Andrews PhD.

4.  University of British Columbia: 
Added Murat Aydede (philosophy of mind and cognitive science) from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Australasian Departments

1.  Australian National University:  Added Jonathan Schaffer (metaphysics, epistemology) from the University of Massachussetts at Amherst.  David Chalmers (philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and language) has offers from NYU and Rutgers.  Frank Jackson (philosophy of mind, metaphysics, ethics) is going part-time (five months) to Princeton (see above), and then will spend about half the year at La Trobe University, and just one month per year at the ANU.

2.  University of Sydney:
  No changes.

3.  University of Melbourne:
  No changes.

4.  Monash University:
  No changes.

4.  University of Auckland:
  Lost Stefano Franchi (Continental philosophy) to a Visiting Professorship at Texas A&M University, and Lisa Guenther (Continental philosophy, feminist philosophy) to a tenure-track position at Vanderbilt University.

Please, before posting any "corrections," make sure the faculty in question weren't already included on the 2006 faculty lists for the PGR surveys.  Remember, some faculty who aren't starting till fall 2007 had nonetheless committed to move, and so were included on the lists.  I am particularly interested in information on junior faculty who were tenured, or senior faculty who have retired for fall 2007, since these are most likely to have been omitted from the lists above.  Temporary appointments are not listed.

Comments

As far as I can tell, this is the Summary of Major Faculty Moves and Tenure-Track Hires for 2006-2007 for the seven unranked departments:

· Emory University: Tenure-Track hire: Andrew Mitchell (SUNY-Stony Brook) AOS: German Philosophy after Kant, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy of Nature. Previously IHUM Teaching Fellow at Stanford University.

· Purdue University: Tenure-Track hires: Dan Kelly (Rutgers) AOS: philosophy of mind, moral psychology and Kristie Dotson (Memphis), Joint appointment Philosophy/Women's Studies, AOS: Epistemology, African American Philosophy, and Feminist Philosophy.

· Saint Louis University: No change

· Temple University: No change.

· University of Iowa: Lost Sarah Buss (ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of action) Michigan, Ann Arbor.Tenure-Track hire: Carrie Figdor (CUNY) AOS: Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Metaphysics. Currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Claremont McKenna College; previously Editor, International Desk, Associated Press (New York, NY).

· University of South Carolina: Tenure-Track hire: Leah McClimans (LSE) AOS: Bioethics, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Science. Currently: Joint-Center for Bioethics, University of Toronto.

· University of South Florida: added Rebecca Kukla (philosophy of medicine, epistemology, 18th-century philosophy, feminist philosophy) and Richard Manning (metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language and mind, early modern philosophy), both from Carleton University.

A few updates for Monash: I'm moving to a continuing position at Melbourne University (mind & language); Linda Barclay (political) has joined the Monash department from Aarhus in Denmark; Dan Russell (ancient) has gone back to Wichita State Kansas.

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