In 2012, I served as Deputy Chair of the British Postgraduate Philosophy Association’s 16th Annual Conference. Besides all the usual conference organising duties–funding proposals, venue booking, refereeing, logistics–I was really excited to take the reins on creating and organising a full-day Careers workshop at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Of interest to many of the delegates was the special session “Philosophy outside of Academia”. With funding from the Society for Applied Philosophy, this session focussed both on careers for philosophy grads and postgrads in the non-academic world, as well as ways for professional philosophers to engage locally and internationally. The ever-brilliant and hilarious Dr. Thom Brooks (Law and Philosophy, Durham University) gave an inspiring talk, followed by Q&A, an MP3 of which can be found here.
Applying for Academic Jobs – Dr. Dave Ward (University of Edinburgh)
An MP3 of Dr. Ward’s talk can be found here.
Applying for Post-Docs – Dr. Guy Fletcher (University of Edinburgh)
An MP3 of Dr. Fletcher’s talk can be found here.
Q&A on Job Applications with Dave Ward and Guy Fletcher.
The North American Job Market – Professor Brad Hooker (University of Reading)
An MP3 of Professor Hooker’s talk can be found here.
Publishing – Professor Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh)
An MP3 of Professor Pritchard’s talk can be found here.
An MP3 of this roundtable discussion can be found here.
Work Life Balance – Dr Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (University of Nottingham)
Surviving in Academe – Dr. Alasdair Richmond (University of Edinburgh)
Jobs for Philosophers Outside of Philosophy – Dr Thom Brooks (Durham University)
An MP3 of Dr. Brooks’ talk can be found here.
(Photos and recordings courtesy of Richard Rowland.)