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Placement record

We list below the whereabouts of students who have completed the PhD in Philosophy at RSSS since 1991. Names are suppressed for reasons of privacy. We give no warrant that the information is either complete or accurate, but we have done our best to make it so.

Entries are collected by the year in which the Ph.D. was either awarded, failed or given up.

Note: "lecturer" and "continuing position" in Europe and the UK refer to permanent jobs, the equivalent of a tenure-track position in the US.

PhD in Progress

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Hamburg. Area: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology.

2016

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University. Area: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics.

2015

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leeds; Permanent lectureship, University of Leeds. Area: formal epistemology, decision theory, and the philosophy of language.
  2. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manchester. Area: Philosophy of Mind.
  3. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Area: Practical Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine
  4. Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Philosophy, Leibniz Universität, Hannover. Area: Ethics of Science, Research Ethics.

2014

  1. Teaching Fellow, University of Glasgow. Previously Teaching Fellow, University of St. Andrews. Area: Contemporary Analytic Metaphysics.
  2. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manchester.  Area: Philosophy of Mind.
  3. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo. Previously Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Western Australia  Area: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic.
  4. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge. Previously Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary. Area: Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science.
  5. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Canberra.
  6. Ethicist for St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon. Area: Biomedical ethics.

2013

  1. Assistant Professor, Kansas State University. Area: Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy.
  2. Lecturer (continuing), University of Manchester. Area: Political Philosophy, Normative Ethics.
  3. Postdoctoral Fellow, Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Area: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science.
  4. Continuing postion, University of Amsterdam. Previously a postdoc at Oxford University and Princeton University. Area: Social and Political Philosophy.
  5. Postdoctoral Fellow, VU Amsterdam. Area: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language.

2012

  1. Lecturer (continuing), University of Massey. Previously a postdoc at the University of Sydney. Area: Philosophy of Science.
  2. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo. Area: Applied Ethics.
  3. Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech. Area: Political Philosophy.
  4. Research Assistant Professor, Kansas State University. Previously a postdoc at the University of Birmingham. Area: Moral and Political Philosophy.
  5. Lecturer (continuing), University of Edinburgh. Previously a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Illinois. Area: Philosophy of Language.
  6. Postdoctoral fellow, University of Bergen. Previously a post-doc at the ANU. Area: Philosophy of Mind.

2011

  1. Assistant Professor, Chung Cheng University (Taiwan). Previously Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine and Philosophical Research Center, Taipei Medical University. Area: Ethics.
  2. Continuing position, University of Sheffield. Previously a postdoc at the ANU. Area: Political Philosophy & Ethics.

2010

  1. Continuing position, Aarhus University. Area: Epistemology and Philosophical Logic.
  2. Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore. Area: Philosophy of Probability.
  3. Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University. Area: Evolution and Ethics.
  4. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of London. Area: Philosophy of Mind.
  5. Postdoctoral Fellow, Charles Sturt University. Area: Political Philosophy.
  6. Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law School. Area: Philosophy of Law (completed the degree while holding this position).

2009

  1. Assistant Professor, University of Maryland. Previously a postdoc at the University of Sydney. Area: Philosophy of Probability.
  2. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cologne. Area: Metaphysics.
  3. Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore.  Area: Mind, Language, Aesthetics.
  4. Lecturer, University of East Anglia. Areas: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind.

2008

  1. Marsden Postdoctoral Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington. Areas: Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science.

2007

  1. Lecturer (Politics), Gumma University. Areas: Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy.
  2. Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University. Previously a postdoc at Charles Sturt University. Area: Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics.

2006

  1. Research Fellow (continuing) at the ANU. Previously a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Area: Social and Political Philosophy.
  2. Now a Templeton Funded Post-doctoral Fellow at ANU (RSSS). Area: Philosophy of Biology.
  3. Associate Professor (tenured from Assistant Professor), Southern Methodist University, Texas, US. Area: Philosophy of Mind.
  4. Now working in the US. Area: Moral Philosophy.

2005

  1. Holds a lectureship in philosophy at the University of Western Australia. Area of specialization: Philosophy of Language.
  2. Held a continuing position at Flinders University in South Australia, but resigned.  Now works in education in the private sector in Adelaide, teaching Critical Thinking. Area of specialisation: philosophy of mind.
  3.  Now holds a lectureship at the University of Edinburgh. Area of specialization: Ethics, Decision Theory.
  4. Currently a public servant in Melbourne. Area: Philosophy of Language.

2004

  1. Professor (promoted from lecturer), University of Birmingham. Area: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Applied Ethics.
  2. Currently Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Adelaide. Area of specialization: Ethics.

2003

  1. Now holds a lectureship at the University of Birmingham. Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind.

2002

  1.  Withdrew.

2001

  1. Taught in the Philosophy Dept, Massey University, NZ (continuing), but subsequently resigned. Area of Specialization: Political Philosophy.
  2. Was Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California at Davis. Now holds a lectureship in philosophy at the University of Otago, Dunedin. Area of Specialization: Metaphysics, Epistemology.
  3. Now a public servant. Area of Specialization: Moral Philosophy.

2000

  1.  Now has a continuing position in the Philosophy Dept, University of Waikato, New Zealand. Areas of Specialization: Epistemology, Metaphysics.
  2. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, University of Tasmania (continuing). Areas of Specialization: Epistemology, Metaphysics.
  3. Currently Lecturer, Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University (continuing). Areas of specialization: Bioethics, Moral Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy.

1999

  1. Taught in the Philosophy Dept, Aarhus University, Denmark. Now holds a lectureship in philosophy at Monash University. Areas of Specialization: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language.
  2. Lecturer in philosophy, Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Areas of Specialization: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language.

1998

  1. Held the chair in the Philosophy Dept, University of Queensland. Is now Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Mathematics.
  2. Is now Professor of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University in Queensland. Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind.
  3. Professor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham. Formerly Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. Area of Specialization: Metaphysics.
  4. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, Otago University, NZ (continuing). Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Biology.
  5. Failed. Now a public servant. Area of Specialization: Metaphysics.

1997

  1. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, Adelaide University (continuing). Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind.
  2. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, University of Sydney (continuing). Area of Specialization: Metaphysics.
  3. Withdrew. Whereabouts unknown. Area of Specialization: Philosophical Logic.

1996

  1. Now teaches philosophy in the Professional Development Centre, Charles Sturt University, Goulburn Campus (continuing). Area of Specialization: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law.
  2. Now teaches philosophy at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus (continuing). Area of Specialization: History of Modern Philosophy.

1995

  1. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ (continuing). Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science.
  2. Took an MA from the Program. Went on to take a PhD from Princeton University. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ (continuing). Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics.
  3. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, Flinders University (continuing). Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind.
  4. Now teaches computing at Wellington Polytechnic, NZ (continuing). Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Science.

1994

  1. Now a public servant with the Australian Federal Govt Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade serving in Paris. Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Language.
  2. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, University of Queensland (continuing). Area of Specialization: Metaphysics, Philosophical Logic.
  3. Owns two fish (i.e. aquaria, etc.) shops in Hamilton, near Toronto, Canada. Area of Specialization: Epistemology, Metaphysics.

1993

  1. Now teaches in the Philosophy Dept, University of Newcastle (continuing). Area of Specialization: Rational Choice Theory, Moral Philosophy.
  2. Taught ethics in the Nursing Dept at the University of South Australia. Resigned. Current whereabouts unknown. Area of Specialization: History of Modern Philosophy.

1991

  1. Now teaches philosophy at Charles Sturt University, Goulburn Campus (continuing). Area of Specialization: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law.

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