By clicking the link posted below you can download an Excel spreadsheet with placement data from
the last two years, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, together with a “how-to” guide for
future years of data gathering and analysis. The data
is sourced from ProPhilosophy, the link for which you can find here.
Many readers of this blog are probably aware that I ran some basic hiring statistics last year, both at The Philosophy Smoker and ProPhilosophy. I first ran those analyses out of personal curiosity, but soon found that others considered them needful. I thus aim to run them each year, so long as placement directors are willing to supply the required information. I will cross-post the results here and at ProPhilosophy.
A Plea: ProPhilosophy has sent out emails to a number of departments, so far hearing back from just 19 of them. (You can find the collected responses here.) Last year ProPhilosophy heard back from 64 departments. I hope that many more placement directors/DGSs/department chairs will find time to respond to ProPhilosophy with the available information (by sending an email to email@example.com).