Thursday, November 8, 2007

C'mon, APA folks. Cough it up.

Grrr. Arg. Where's my new JFP? I was promised a new issue of the JFP today! Where is it? How dare they toy with me like this? Even the super-sneaky trick of manually changing the URL from the last issue won't work. WTF?

Update: Heh. Whoops. I totally just outed myself for thinking today was Friday, not Thursday. I'm so awesome. I can't believe how awesome I am. Frazzled, much?

Keep movin' folks. Nothing to see here. It's not polite to point and laugh at the crazy philosopher lady who's making an ass of herself in front of her esteemed colleagues.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not due out until tomorrow (Fri, Nov 9).

Anon Ymous

Anonymous said...

Ha, I made just the same mistake. Must be the Tuesday/Thursday teaching schedule - gives Thursday undue importance.

Anonymous said...

Wait. It's November? Shit!

Anonymous said...

And I was counting on today being Wednesday. Fuck.

Anonymous said...

At least it not Tuesday anymore:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/it_only_tuesday

Anonymous said...

I've been trying the manually changing the URL trick all day, wondering if it would magically show up a day early.

Chris said...

Today is Thursday, but Dwight thinks that it’s Friday. Aaaand, that’s what I’ll be working on this afternoon.

Bobcat said...

Grrr...it's Friday. Where is the new JFP!? (as of 9:04)

Anonymous said...

and where is it as of 10:43 a.m.? Are they really still laying out? Post that fucker already!

languagepolice said...

It's up!

Anonymous said...

anyone else find that the november jfb blows? i just skimmed it, and it seems like all the jobs in ethics and soc/political are repeats of jobs posted in october.

Anonymous said...

There are a few new ones in ethics social and political but not many, esp. in the part of the country I aiming for.

Anonymous said...

Lots of repeats, and surprising (to me) lots of senior hires. I agree with the "blows" assessment. On the bright side, I now have much less work to do this weekend than I anticipated. Just two new positions to apply for. I guess maybe I can work on my dissertation afterall.

Anonymous said...

Suuuuuuuuucks.

Anonymous said...

It sucks big time. Lot and lots and lots of shitty 4/4 jobs, etc.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else getting this error on every HTML JFP page?

Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0126'

Include file not found

/apa/publications/jfp/176/default.asp, line 5

The include file 'constants.asp' was not found.

Anonymous said...

It's garbage.

Anonymous said...

I would be happy with a 4/4 tenure-track at this point. If only.

Himself said...

What a crock of shit. Mostly readvertised – for a lot of them, the deadline's already gone. Nothing clearly in my AOS. The fact that they're being advertised again, does that mean that they didn't get a lot of applicants the first time? Or did they just pay for two issues in advance? The preponderance of ethics positions in 176 makes me think it might be the former – since ethics is the area with by far the least candidates/positions. I did find one new job in my AOS in the web ads though – joy!

Anonymous said...

--Anon. 3:17

I've always assumed that ethics has the most candidates and positions. I've also assumed Applied ethics, i.e., business, environmental, bio. seems to have less a candidates.

What do others think?

Himself said...

Ethics has (and we can see this from the job listings) around four times as many positions as any area of philosophy. Ads are generally non-specific whether they want theoretical or applied people, but there's clearly more places specifying applied than theoretical.

I do not believe that there are proportionate numbers of candidates with specialization in ethics. My reason for thinking this is largely on the basis of personal experience: I haven't known many people to write theses on ethics, but of those that have, every one has sailed straight from grad school into jobs at prestigious institutions, despite, in all cases and by their own admission, being some of the weaker graduate students I've known. Of course, this is only like 5 people so hardly a necessarily-representative sample.

Anonymous said...

Himself,

I guess this is goodnews for me, since I do ethics and(although it is a respectable program) I am not in a super leiterrific dept.

bioethics guy said...

"I haven't known many people to write theses on ethics, but of those that have, every one has sailed straight from grad school into jobs at prestigious institutions, despite, in all cases and by their own admission, being some of the weaker graduate students I've known." (emphasis added)

Damn, I hate that stigma; mostly because, for the most part, it seems to be true. A professor of mine said that, when he was at MIT, any time they had to read a really bad paper someone would make the comment, "That's not philosophy; hell, that's not even ethics!"

[For the record, I'd like to say that I'm writing my dissertation in bioethics and, if this semester keeps going well, I'm looking at becoming the first person in my department to have ever finished all of the course work with a 4.0 GPA. Suck it, epistemologists! ;)]

JuniorPerson said...

My suspicion is that the stigma against ethics stems from people who don't actually know what ethicists *do*, and are unaware that good ethics requires a lot of metaphysics.