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Teaching and Career Resources

Teaching Resources

Crash Courses for coming up to speed in a different AOS : from Natalia Cecire. As of June 8, 2015 queer theory, modernism and history of science suggestions.

Logic Help
Logic in Argumentative Writing from the Purdue OWL

Logical Fallacies Handlist: Arguments to Avoid When Writing (from Professor L. Kp Wheeler, Carson-Newman University).

Modal Logic Playground : This app is a graphical semantic calculator for modal propositional logic, which extends propositional logic, but lacks quantifiers universal and existential quantifiers.

Monty Python and the Quest for the Perfect Fallacy (from the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics)

PLATO Philosophy and Learning and Teaching Organization

Teaching Philosophy to Youth 
John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
. Specifically for grades 7-12.
Please check out their pages for their introduction to philosophylogic, andparadoxes and infinity classes. Each page connects to two sample syllabi.

The P4C Co-operative
Designed for elementary school children primarily.

BBC History of Ideas
Philosophical concepts in under 2 minutes from the BBC Radio 4 programme.

Syllabi

Diversifying Syllabi from the Georgetown‘s Women in Philosophy Climate Coalition (GWPCC).

Diversity and Inclusiveness Syllabus Collection from the APA

Philosophy of anti-slavery by Nathaniel Coleman (Undergraduate target)

In Socrates Wake: a blog about teaching philosophy since 2007

Interactive Diversity game - a parable of the polygons: a playable post on the shape of society by Vi Hart and Nicky Case.

Textbooks
Advanced Textbook Recommendations for subfields: From post in Leiter Reports, May 2015.

Fellowships & Grants and Funding Opportunities

Looking for free money takes time. Darlene Nichols is the Grants and Foundations Librarian at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. It is time well spent to make an appointment with Karen to get advice on how to strategize your search. 

Additional resources:

Faculty
ACLS Fellowships

Graduate Students
AAUW Fellowships and Grants (Women only)
American Psychological Association Grants and Fellowships
Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowships
Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships
Rackham Administered Fellowships, Grants and Scholarships

Undergraduate
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics  
UM Honors Scholarship Information
 

Job Postings and Career Advice

General Advice

  • A Guide for Applying to Jobs at SLACs (Selective Liberal Arts Colleges)
       Written by philosophers currently employed at SLACs (first tip: don’t call them “SLACkers”) from the Daily Nous, 7.9.15.
  • A Guide for U.S. students applying for U.K. Jobs
        ... This is a guide compiled by current and former UK academics, primarily intended for students and other applicants from US universities who are interested in applying to UK jobs.... from the Daily Nous, 6.8.15.
  • Hiring in the Humanities
    Seeks to provide resources in order to build the case that skills acquired in the humanities belong in the market as well. In particular, it aims to
    1. Advocate that non-academic successful career paths for individuals with humanities degrees are viable and beneficial to those individuals and their employers;
    2. Help individuals, employers, and universities become aware of unconventional career paths for individuals with humanities degrees;
    3. Provide hope to talented individuals seeking work but who are not sure how their humanities degrees will be of use to them.
  • Philosophy Job Market and Publishing Advice
     F
    rom Aidan McGlynn (Ph.D., UT -Austin), Northern Institute of Philosophy
  • Giving a Talk in Philosophy : This page is primarily intended for students, and for philosophers at early stages in their careers, from Ole Koksvik, University of Bergen, Norway.

Job Postings

Jobs for Philosophers (must be a member of APA)

Chronicle of Higher Education: Chronicle Careers

Academic Employment Network

Jobs in Philosophy (worldwide listings)

Professional Philosophers in Industry : Linked in Private Professional Group. From the website: To request membership, click Join and your request will be reviewed by the group manager.

The purpose of this group is to provide professional philosophers who work (or seek to 
work) outside of traditional academic settings an opportunity to network, share information and opportunities, and generally pursue their professional development. Membership requires at least a master's degree in philosophy.

Salary and Where to Live Calculators

Calculators are a  good way to compare the cost of living, neighborhoods and quality of life.

Salary
Monster

Salary (Realtor.com)

The Riley Guide: Salary Guides & Guidance  
     (Salary & Compensation Information)

Financial
Mortgage Qualification Calculator

Rent v. Buy

Mortgage Payment

Other
Moving Calculator

Community Calculator (Identify similar demographic neighborhoods)