Graduate School Philosophy Placement: Updates

I will keep track of all of the updates made to the data and Graduate School Philosophy Placement Report below, ordered by most recent date:

2/24/2014

-SUNY Binghamton and Texas A&M have been added to the Continental report.  The data for the University of Oregon has been updated.  My thanks again to Colin Koopman, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon, for helping me determine which schools to add and for providing me with updated data on Oregon’s placement.

-I have adjusted some of the calculations to remove students that have not sought academic employment.  See the report for more details.

 

2/13/2014

-Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, University of Oregon, University of Memphis, and University of New Mexico have been added to the Continental report.

-My thanks to Colin Koopman, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon, for helping me determine which schools to add and for providing me with updated data on Oregon’s placement.

 

12/31/2013

-Boston College has been added to the report on Continental programs.  My thanks to Eileen Sweeney, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston College for providing me with the data and for feedback on the report.

-My thanks to Christopher Gowans, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Fordham University, for providing me with updated data on Fordham’s placement.

 

11/30/2013

-A report for Continental programs has been created here.

-My special thanks to Benjamin Hale, Associate Professor/Graduate Director (ENVS), Philosophy and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, and State University of New York, Stony Brook 2004 Philosophy department alumnus for all of his help.  In particular, for suggesting the creation of this report, for reviewing the Continental report before publishing, offering suggestions for its improvement, and for updating the Stony Brook data.

-My thanks to Theresa DiMartino, a staff member in the Philosophy Department at Villanova University, for providing me with updated data on Villanova’s placement.

-My thanks to Molly Clasen,Office Assistant, Philosophy Department, Loyola University Chicago, for providing me with updated data on Loyola’s placement.

 

11/13/2013

-The data for the University of Rochester has been updated.  My thanks to Randall Curren, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Rochester, and Amy Bray, Administrative Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Rochester, for supplying me with new data and helping me to understand previous data.

-I have added a section on the percentage of students that stay at their initial placement school, in the PhD Placement Report.

-I have added a post on Trending Topics and Words in Philosophy Dissertations (click here).

-I have added a section comparing faculty rankings to Prestige rankings in the article analyzing the Leiter Report rankings in light of placement records.

 

11/5/2013

- The data for Brown University has been updated.  My thanks to Josh Schechter, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Brown University, for providing me with updated and more reflective data.

-The data for the University of Toronto has been updated.  My thanks to Jennifer Nagel, Associate Chair Graduate, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, for providing me with updated and more reflective data.

- The Ohio State University data has been updated.  My thanks to Lisa Shabel, Associate Professor and Interim Placement Director, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, for providing me with updated and more reflective data.

-The data for Northwestern University has been updated.  My thanks to Sanford Goldberg, Chairperson and Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, for letting me know that their placement data has been updated.

-I have changed the tables (previously images) to actual tables in the PhD placement report for ease of copying off the web into one’s own personal spreadsheets.  My thanks to Joel Crevier for making this suggestion.  I will continue to work on transitioning all of the other table images into actual tables.

-My thanks to Ron Carson for his advice regarding the consistent display of numerical values in tables, making the tables easier to read and understand.

 

10/17/2013

- I have updated most of the analysis comparing Leiter Report rankings to tenure-track/permanent/tenured placement rankings.  My thanks to Brian Leiter, Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago, and editor of the Leiter Report, for his continued insightful and helpful critiques.

- The CUNY data has been updated.  My thanks to Michael Kremer, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Chicago, for pointing out the errors in the data.

- The Ohio State University data has been updated.  My thanks to Lisa Shabel, Associate Professor and Interim Placement Director, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, for explaining and clarifying her department’s placement records, and her ongoing efforts to gather more data from former students.

- Regarding the University of Pittsburgh data, I did not combine the HPS and Philosophy departments together.  I hope to eventually do an HPS analysis as well.  For now, all data in the analysis for all schools pertains only to the Department of Philosophy placement records.

- The Northwestern University data has been updated. My thanks to Evelyn Brister, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Rochester Institute of Technology, Northwestern University alumnus 2002 for contributing some missing data.

10/9/2013

-I made a mistake and used the correlation coefficient as opposed to the correlation coefficient squared to assess the amount of explanation a school's faculty rank has in determining the school's placement record.  However, correcting this mistake only strengthens the argument. My great thanks to "highly_adequate" for pointing this out.                                       

10/8/2013

-The data for Indiana University, Bloomington has been updated.  My thanks to Dylan Black, current PhD student in philosophy at IUB, for pointing out the errors in the data.

-The data for the University of Southern California has been updated.  My thanks to Mark Schroeder, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies at USC, for providing clarification and supplemental data, even at the cost of lowering USC's perceived placement success.  Thank you for your honesty and integrity.

-The section comparing Placement ranks to the Leiter Report ranks has been updated.  My thanks to Brian Leiter,  Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago, and editor of the Leiter Report, for his well founded critique of my methods and conclusions.

-I have added a section comparing  men and women by placement types.  My thanks to Sean Hermanson, Assistant Professor at Florida International University, for suggesting this addition.

 

10/7/2013

-Carnegie Mellon University's data has been updated.  My thanks to David Danks, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Psychology and Director of Graduate Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, for providing me with updated and more reflective data.

 

10/4/2013

-Northwestern University's data has been updated.  They do not have any initial placement data, only current placement data, so the charts/rankings have been updated to reflect this.  My thanks to Michael Kremer, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Chicago, for pointing out the errors in the data.

-The report only discusses US and CA placement records as my understanding of AU and UK placement terms is not yet sufficient to analyze them fairly.

-Philosophy of Language and Mind are now grouped with Metaphysics and Epistemology, following The Leiter Report classification.