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Job Candidate Mentoring Program for Women

The Job Candidate Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy is currently recruiting both mentors and mentees for the upcoming job market season. The program matches eligible job candidates with a junior faculty mentor. 

Please note that the name for this program is somewhat misleading. The current policy is that you are eligible to sign up as either a mentor or mentee if at least one of the following applies to you:

-Assigned female at birth
-Identifies as a woman
-Does not identify as either a woman or a man

The program, started in 2014, is run entirely by volunteers.

Mentors should currently hold a permanent academic post and have had job market experience at the junior level in the past seven years. The application deadline for mentees is Sept 8th. Preference will be given to job candidates who have not participated in this mentoring program before.

Other job candidates seeking mentorship are encouraged to participate in the Cocoon Mentoring Project.

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PHILOSOPHICALLY LEGITIMATE EXCUSES FOR PLAGIARIZING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS

Travis Timmerman (Seton Hall) came up with these.

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Parfit Remembrance Videos

About a year ago, several family members, friends, and philosophical luminaries gathered at All Souls College to remember and celebrate the life of the great moral philosopher, Derek Parfit. Those twenty videos, with the production assistance of several members of the Parfit family, have been posted here, and they include remembrances by the moral and political philosophers Tim Scanlon, Frances Kamm, Jeff McMahan, Martin O’Neill, Larry Temkin, Roger Crisp, John Broome, Brad Hooker, Jonathan Dancy, Jonathan Glover, Rahul Kumar, Julian Savulescu, and others.

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APA link for information on the Savannah meeting weather mess

Here. It’s a true mess, with lots of flights into the city cancelled, and now many members at one main hotel downtown unable to get across the river to the convention center to attend and participate in today’s sessions.

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Graduate student tuition taxation

It appears the final GOP bill will not make tuition remission for graduate students taxable.

Sen. Mike Rounds, Republican of South Dakota, told Bloomberg: “Folks who are in grad school will feel pretty good about the final result.”

Story here.

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Philosophers’ Imprint Seeking Editors

Daily Nous has the full story here.

Imprint is an impressive open access journal. Its mission statement is vital reading. The journal deserves our support. Consider helping them out.

I’ll cut and paste their Mission Statement below. It offers a vision of what the future of journals in philosophy could be like if we banded together to help out journals such as Phil Imprint and together work to transfer prestige to such journals. (more…)

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(Additional) Reasons to Rule out Initiating Sexual Relationships with Those You Have Power Over

I want to gesture towards some considerations that tell against initiating sexual relationships with people you hold real professional power over. Perhaps such relationships are already agreed on all hands to be quite problematic. If so, this post will just urge new (to me) reasons for settled conclusions. If not, perhaps these considerations might tip the balance for some.

Likely you have heard by now that LOTS of people have been posting “Me too” on Facebook and Twitter. Most of these posts contain something like this by way of explanation: “If everyone who has been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”

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