Placement etc.

placement 1996-2019

The following list supplies our latest information about the employment status of each of the students who have received (or anticipate receiving) their Ph.D. in our Philosophy Program since 1996 (names have been omitted). All regular tenure-track positions are noted with a TT. Some recent data on hirings at top-ranked departments are available here (note that MIT’s Graduate Program is smaller than its competitors).

average time to degree and retention data 1996-2013

year started first job/(ph.d. date if different)current jobfirst job (if different from current job)fieldgender
2019
JRF, Oxford Universityepistemology, logic, philosophy of languagem
Boston University, TTphilosophy of language, social & political philosophy, feminist philosophyf
Postdoc, UCLAsocial and political philosophyf
Monash University, TTethics, philosophy of actionm
2018
Mellon Postdoc, Rutgers University, New Brunswickphilosophy of language, epistemologym
Postdoc, Harvard Universityethics and governance of artificial intelligence, practical ethics, philosophy of mindm
Postdoc Apple/Stanford UniversityPostdoc, MITethics and politics of technologyf
Bersoff Faculty Fellow, NYU; University of Chicago, TTepistemology, philosophy of languagef
(beginning fall 2019)
2017
University of Toronto, TTFellow, Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard Universityethics, moral psychologym
Enrolled in MSW Program, Boston Collegephilosophy of action, philosophy of mindm
Teacher Assistant and Software Engineer philosophical logic, philosophy of languagem
North Carolina State University, TT metaphysics, philosophy of languagem
Post-Doc, All Souls College, Oxford; NYU, TT philosophy of language, semantics, pragmaticm
(beginning fall 2020)
2016
Clark University, TTVisiting Lecturer, Mt. Holyoke Collegeethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of lawm
Law School, Yale Universityf
NYU Shanghai, TT Post-Doc, UNC- Chapel Hill (one year)epistemology, ethicsm
Post-Doc, UNC- Chapel HillPost-Doc, Hebrew Universityepistemology, decision theory, philosophy of economics m
Project Manager/Curriculum Developer m
Lecturer, University of Rhode Island aesthetics and the philosophy of art, metaphysicsf
Vassar College, TT Post-Doc, Vassar Collegephilosophy of mind, epistemologyf
2015
Post-Doc, University of Oxfordm
JRF, Trinity College, Cambridgeepistemology, philosophy of languagem
Teacher, Buxton Schoolphilosophy of science, philosophy of math/logicf
2014
UMass-Amherst TTRice University, TTepistemologyf
2013
UC-San Diego TTPost-Doc, University of Leedsepistemology, philosophy of languagef
Lecturer, MIT & Mt. Holyokeancient philosophy, ethics, philosophy of languagem
Post-Doc, MITphilosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemologym
2012
Yale University, TTBersoff Fellowship, NYU epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mindm
University of Sydney, TTPost-Doc, Oxfordepistemology, practical rationalitym
Mt. Holyoke, TTBrown University, TTmetaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of physicsf
UT-Austin, TTepistemology, ethics,f
Cambridge University (United Kingdom), TTethics, epistemologyf
2011
University of Chicago, Illinois, TTLecturer, University of London, Birkbeck College philosophy of language, metaphysicsm
UM-Kansas City, TTmetaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of languagem
Cornell University, TTHarvard Society of Fellows logic, moral philosophy, epistemology, feminist theoryf
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, TTPost-Doc, USC mathematical and philosophical logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathm
Harvard University, TTUM-Kansas City, TTepistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of biologyf
University of Leeds, TTPost-Doc, ANU philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemologym
Dartmouth College, TTethics, epistemology, Kantm
Lecturer, Harvard University Kennedy Schoolepistemology, metaphysics, ethicsm
2010
UNC, Chapel Hill, TenuredPost-Doc, Stanford University moral and political philosophy, responsibility, philosophy of mindm
University of Groningen, TTVisiting Fellow, University of Pittsburghphilosophy of sciencef
Berkeley City College, TTAdjunct Faculty, UMass Lowellepistemologym
Post-doc, at University of Sydneym
Lecturer, Tufts Universitymoral philosophyf
Mt. Holyoke, TTPost-Doc, Amherst College epistemology, ethics, history of philosophyf
2009
Bates College, TTmetaphysics, philosophy of mind, moral psychologyf
University of St. Andrews, TTLecturer, MITphilosophy of language, philosophy of mindm
St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia), TTLoyola University New Orleans, TT biomedical ethics, philosophy of psychiatry, moral psychologyf
Non-academic positionm
University of Colorado-Boulder, TTLaw & Philosophy Fellow, University of Chicagoethics, political philosophym
University of Leeds, TTphilosophy of mind, epistemologyf
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, TTphilosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemologyf
Stanford University, TenuredPost-Doc, University of Sydneymetaphysics, epistemology, decision theoryf
2008
Visiting Lecturer, Northeastern UniversityLecturer, Tufts Universityl anguage and mind, meta-ethics, formal epistemologym
Tufts University, TTPost-Doc, St. Andrewsphilosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemologym
UC Berkeley, TTNYU, TTphilosophy of language, philosophy of mindm
University of Illinois-Springfield, TTpolitical philosophy, social philosophy, ethics, metaphysicsf
2007
Wellesley College, TTPostdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Universitypolitical philosophy, ethicsf
Harvard University, TT  ethics, metaphysicsm
University of Kentucky, TT  philosophy of mindf
Carleton College, TTVisiting Professor, College of the Holy Crossphilosophy of languagem
attending medical school, Stanford University  f
Non-academic positionf
2006
Attorney  m
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, TTphilosophy of languagem
Non-academic Positionm
2005
Harvard University, TenuredLecturer, Tufts Universityphilosophy of science, philosophy of languagem
2004
San Francisco State University, Tenured  metaphysicsf
Dartmouth College, Tenured  philosophy of mind, cognitive sciencef
University of Toronto, TTUniversity of Iowaphilosophy of mindm
University of Vermont, TTethics, metaphysicsm
Research Staff, King's College LondonVisiting Scholar, MITethicsf
Rutgers University, TenuredUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arborphilosophy of mind, philosophy of languagem
2003
Hong Kong University, TTepistemologym
Visiting Professor, University of Western Ontario  political philosophym
Princeton University, TenuredNew York Universityethics, metaphysicsf
Duke University, TT  metaphysics, philosophy of languagef
University of Arizona, TenuredUniversity of Wisconsin, Madisonethics, metaphysicsf
Harvard University, Tenured  philosophy of mathematics, logicm
2002
Non-academic positionm
Princeton University, TTCollege of the Holy Crossethics, metaphysicsf
University of Michigan, TenuredSyracuse Universityphilosophy of language, feminist philosophyf
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Open University of IsraelResearch Fellow, University of St. Andrewsmetaphysicsm
Non-academic position    m
NIH    m
2001
Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemologym
Colgate University, Tenured  m
Princeton University, Tenured  philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, decision theorym
University of Iceland  m
MIT, TenuredResearch Fellow, University of St. Andrewsphilosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of languagem
Non-academic position  m
Non-academic position  m
2000
MIT, TenuredNew York Universityphilosophy of science, epistemology, metaphysicsm
Cornell University, TenuredUniversity of Colorado, Bouldermetaphysics, philosophy of langauge, philosophy of logicm
1999
USC, TenuredUniversity of Rochesterphilosophical logic, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysicsm
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Tenuredbioethics, ethical theory, metaethicsm
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, TenuredUniversity of Alabama at Birminghammetaphysics, philosophy of sciencef
LawyerMcGill Universityf
Non-academic positionf
1998
Howard University, Tenuredphilosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of mindf
University of Western Ontario, TTSonoma State Universityphilosophy of law, metaphysics, philosophy of mindm
1997
Princeton University, TenuredCornell Universityphilosophy of language, philosophical logic, metaphysics, epistemologyf
University of Barcelonam
Non-academic positionf
1996
University of Albertam
North Carolina State University, Tenuredpolitical philosophy, ethics, history of philosophym

average time to degree and retention data 1996-2013

average time to degree: median time to completion, 5 years; mean time, 5.7 years

retention data 1996-2013

 entering classgraduatedwithdrewstill enrolled
20135
3F/2M
5
3F/2M
02
1F/1M 
20125
1F/4M
3
0F/3M
02
1F/1M 
20118
3F/5M
7
2F/5M
01F
20105
1F/4M
4
1F/3M
1M
20095
3F/2M
2
2F/0M
3
1F/2M
0
20084
1F/3M
3
1F/2M
01
0F/1M 
20075
2F/3M
5
2F/3M
00
20066
4F/2M
5
3F/2M
1
1F
0
20056
1F/5M
6
1F/5M
00
20045
2F/3M
5
2F/3M
00
20035
5F
5
5F
00
20025
2F/3M
5
2F/3M
00
20015
1F/4M
4
4M
1
1F
0
20005
2F/3M
5
2F/3M
00
19995
2F/3M
5
2F/3M
00
19986
4F/2M
5
3F/2M
1
1F
0
19975
2F/3M
5
2F/3M
00
19967
1F/6M
7
1F/6M
00