Sunday, May 18, 2008

And I know because of KRS1

Just a quick followup on yesterday's post. I get a lot of information about conferences, fellowships etc from the google groups: philosophy updates (more US) and f.a. philos (more international). I've also generally found philosophyconferences.com to be pretty good on the conference front, and they have a google calendar that you can add which makes things easy.

If anyone has other sources of good information (including a way to find out about jobs outside of the jfp - thought I'm not sure if that exists) I'd be interested to know what they are.

-- Second Suitor

22 comments:

Big D said...

You could subscribe to the Philos L listserv. It's mostly European, but it also lists international jobs.

chobbs said...

http://www.higheredjobs.com/

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/

https://www.insidehighered.com/employment/dashboard/?event=browsejobs

Anonymous said...

For philosophy conferences:

http://www.conferencealerts.com/philosophy.htm

Robbie said...

UK jobs are generally listed here:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/sector/humanities/

Anonymous said...

at school they never talked 'bout hamburgers or steak, Elijah Muhammed or the welfare state, but I know...

ted underhill said...

http://www.h-net.org/jobs/

H-net lists philosophy jobs periodically that do not appear in JFP or the websites mentioned in prior comments.

Anonymous said...

"You could subscribe to the Philos L listserv. It's mostly European, but it also lists international jobs."

I don't know - maybe some folks find this helpful. Personally, I've been trying to get my name take OFF of this list for three years now. They send out far too many emails, most of which are pointless.

By the way, if anyone has SUCCESSFULLY been able to get off of this list-serve, I'd appreciate knowing how.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how fucking lame has this blog become!? I miss PGS bitching, moaning, and sobbing into his pillow. I miss Zero and Tenured Prof Girl saying dumbass things then spinning them later so that they seem less dumbasstastic. I miss awesome anons like myself spittin' hard truths and slingin' devastating bon mots. Fuck you, PJMB. I used to love you.

Anonymous said...

Word up, 3:39. My sentiments exactly.

Ross Cameron said...

It's really easy to leave Philos-L. Just go here:

http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/
archives/philos-l.html

Click on 'join or leave the list', enter your details, click the 'leave list' tab. You'll then be sent a confirmation e-mail, and you'll have to click on the link. And then you've left.

I think Philos-L is valuable. But 8:57 is right that they send out *way* too much rubbish, and people abuse the list all the time. I'm not signed up to it for that reason: but anyone can check the archives (at the same address above): so you can just skim through everything that's been sent out in the past week, e.g., and just look at the stuff that looks relevant (i.e. the job and conference announcements).

Most UK jobs and conferences get listed there, and a decent amount of US ones, so I find that pretty useful.

Pissedoffguy said...

Ok, this is off topic, but since there's been bitching about this Journal before I thought I'd post this...

I got a paper accepted--after almost TWO YEARS from the date of submission--by the Journal of Value Inquiry. (Submitted when I was young and foolish, and didn't know it wasn't peer-reviewed, and was run by a tool.) Now the Editor, Thomas "Asstool" Magnell, is insisting on yet MORE revisions to accord with his made-up Style Guide, and telling me to cut out several sections.

Should I just tell him to go fuck himself?

Ona more serious note, I've heard so many complaints about this Journal I was wondering if there's anything that can be done to get the Editor removed when it's clear that he's doing a piss-poor job, and is just generally an asshole. Suggestions welcome!

Big D said...

"By the way, if anyone has SUCCESSFULLY been able to get off of this list-serve, I'd appreciate knowing how."

You could try contacting the moderator. I believe it's Stephen Clark at Liverpool.

philosopher for hire said...

Regarding PHILOS-L. Just create an email address specifically for joining the list, then you don't have to worry about your inbox being flooded. Also what do people mean 'they' send out too much stuff? Who is 'they'? Not the list operator obviously, since most if not all content is user-made.

PHILOS-L rocks my socks. I won't have a bad word said about it.

Anonymous said...

Haha Pissedoffguy! If you don't have tenure yet, then swallow your pride, the revisions, and publish the thing. If you do have tenure, follow your heart.

And no, you can't get an editor removed.

Pissedoffguy said...

Normally, I'd agree with that advice to me (I'm TT) but the revisions are so drastic and so fucking philosophically incompetent that I don't want to have my name associated with what the paper will look like after it's been "revised" (aka "fucked up by an asstool"). And since this apparently isn't a peer-reviewed journal publishing in it isn't worth my while for tenure.

So, I guess I've answered my own question, huh?

OK, so maybe you can't get an Editor removed. But is there anywhere public to warn others about how bad the Journal of Douchbaggery is, so they don't waste their time with it? Someone mentioned a blog about Journals before--anyone repost this info??

Maybe PGOAT and PGS could start a "Good and Bad Journals" site??

Prof. J. said...

I don't see why a concerted effort couldn't get an editor removed. Springer is a capitalist enterprise (unlike a lot of other academic publishers). I think this could work:
1. Get your department to tell your library that they can cancel the JVI subscription. I bet the library will be happy to do it -- that will free up money for them to buy other journals that your and other departments have been clamoring for.
2. Send a note to Springer explaining why your library is dropping JVI.

If even a few university libraries drop the journal, I bet Springer would take significant steps.

Hm, if your colleagues have been publishing in JVI this could be a problem. Unless the editor has really pissed them off too.

Anonymous said...

Pissedoffguy,

There is a journal wiki you might vent on:

http://wikihost.org/wikis/philjinfo/wiki/start

I've been frustrated with some journals lately too. If a journal gives me a quick verdict, then I don't need reviewer comments, but if a journal is going to take forever, the least they can do is give some feedback. Is this too much to ask?

Plus, a few times in the last year I've had fairly positive reviews on some papers, only to have them outright rejected. The reports read like provisional acceptances or at least R&Rs, but the verdict is reject.

Pissedoffguy said...

None of my colleagues have published in JVI, but at least one has pulled a paper from there as the Editor wanted her to drop her use of female pronouns--and she told him to go fuck his sexist self! (Yeah for my colleague!)

I've actually only heard bad things about this Journal since I've been venting. Prof. J's idea looks better and better...

Anonymous said...

the thing about springer and JVI is that JVI hires springer, and not the other way around. (this is how most journals work, not just this one). so putting pressure on springer might lead them to drop JVI, but that would be equivalent to an employee resigning, rather than an employer firing an employee. the editor of the journal would remain in place, but would have to find a new press (and there are plenty out there).

Prof. J. said...

That's very interesting 2:27, I hadn't realized that. But there must be somebody who decides who the editor of JVI will be. Who is it? (Any publishers reading this blog?)

juniorperson said...

I think that my earlier comment might have got lost--or might just be waiting for approval--but I'll repost a succinct version now, just in case the former is the case.

I checked, unlike a lot of jorunals the JVI is actually owned by Springer, and so the Editor is literally an employee. And, yes, Springer can decide not to renew his annual contract.

So prof. j's approach to the problems with this journal will have bite.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I appreciated the shout-out to Sublime. RIP Bradley!