Placement Record

2019

  • Janella Baxter (PhD 2017) has accepted a lecturer position at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Saja Parvizian (PhD 2018) has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Coastal Carolina University.

2018

  • Kei Hotoda (PhD 2018) is Graduate Program Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago Philosophy Department.
  • Janella Baxter (PhD 2017) is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Center for the Philosophy of Science.
  • Adam Betz (PhD 2016) is a visiting assistant professor at Centre College.
  • Myisha Cherry (PhD 2018) is a tenure-track assistant professor at UC Riverside.
  • William D’Alessandro (PhD 2017) is an adjunct lecturer at UIC in Public Health and Philosophy.
  • Reza Hadisi (PhD 2018) is a visiting assistant professor at Hamilton College.
  • Saja Parvizian (PhD 2018) is an adjunct lecturer at UIC (Religious Studies) and Loyola University (Philosophy).
  • David Schaffer (PhD 2016) is an adjunct lecturer at Harper College.
  • Saniye Vatansever (PhD 2015) is a tenure-track assistant professor at Bilkent University.

2017

  • Maria Balcells (PhD 2013) has accepted a tenure track position at Bucknell, beginning academic year 2017/18.
  • Adam Betz (PhD 2016) has accepted a renewal of his research fellowship at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD for academic year 2017/18.
  • Myisha Cherry (PhD expected 2018) has accepted a tenure track position at UC Riverside, starting July 2018.
  • Kent Schmor (PhD 2010) will be teaching at Langara College and Columbia College in Vancouver in 2017/18.
  • Saniye Vatansever (PhD 2015) will continue in 2017/18 as Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy at Yeditepe University (Istanbul).

2016

  • Janella Baxter – Two-year postdoc at the University of Minnesota/Twin Cities with the research program “From Biological Practice to Scientific Metaphysics,” funded by the Templeton Foundation.
  • Adam Betz – One-year research fellowship at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
  • Joseph Gottlieb – Three-year appointment at Texas Tech as Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Jessica Gordon-Roth – Tenure track position at U Minnesota/Twin Cities, beginning fall 2016. Declined a TT offer from Santa Clara University.
  • Saniye Vatansever – Visiting instructor (for summer term), Department of Philosophy, Bogazici University and adjunct instructor, Department of Philosophy, Yeditepe University (Istanbul)

2015

  • Maria Barcells – visting assistant professor at Bucknell University
  • Robert Farley – tenure-track assistant professor at Hillsborough College
  • Josh Norton – assistant professor at American University of Beirut
  • Burkay Ozturk – two-year lecturer at Texas State University, San Marcos
  • Kent Schmor – visiting lecturer at the University of British Colombia
  • Saniye Vatansever – visiting instructor at Bilkent University
  • Tiziana Vistarini – three-year lecturer at the University Colorado, Boulder

2014

  • Maria Barcells – full-time Instructor at Misericordia University.
  • Cameron Brewer – tenure-track Assistant Professor at Central Connecticut State University
  • Robert Farley – full-time Instructor at Northern Illinois University
  • Burkay Ozturk – two-year Lecturer at Texas State University, San Marcos.
  • Kent Schmor – one-year Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Tiziana Vistarini – postdoc at Rutgers University.
  • Aleks Zarnitsyn – postdoc in Teaching and Mentorship in the UIC Honors College.

2013

  • Robert Farley – full-time Instructor at Northern Illinois University.
  • Robert Fischer – tenure-track Assistant Professorship at Texas State University San Marcos.
  • Tina Gibson – Adjunct at Montgomery County Community College.
  • Jessica Gordon-Roth – tenure-track Assistant Professor at Lehman College of CUNY.
  • Burkay Ozturk – Humanities Institute Dissertation Fellowship at UIC.
  • Kent Schmor – full-time Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Tiziana Vistarini – Postdoc at Rutgers University.
  • Aleks Zarnitsyn – Postdoc in Teaching and Mentorship at the Honors College, UIC.

2012

  • Maria Balcells – Visiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell University.
  • Robert Farley – full-time Instructor at Northern Illinois University.
  • Robert Fischer – Senior Lecturer at Texas State University – San Marcos.
  • Tina Gibson – Adjunct at Montgomery County Community College.
  • Jessica Gordon-Roth – Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University.
  • Kent Schmor – full-time Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Aleks Zarnitsyn – Humanities Institute Dissertation Fellowship at UIC.

2011

  • Maria Balcells – Visiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell University.
  • Cameron Brewer – full-time at University of Minnesota, Rochester.
  • Robert Farley – full-time Instructor at Northern Illinois University.
  • Robert Fischer – Senior Lecturer at Texas State University – San Marcos.
  • Jessica Gordon-Roth – full-time Visiting Instructor at Northeastern Illinois University.
  • Sean Morris – tenure track Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State College-Denver (deferred to 2012).
  • Kent Schmor – Lecturer at Kwantlen University.

2010

  • Maria Balcells – Visiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell University.
  • Chad Brockman – Adjunct Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.
  • Itir Gunes – tenure track Assistant Professor at Salisbury University.
  • Melissa Kozma – Senior Lecturer at University of Wisconsin, Barron County.
  • Seishu Nishimura – Associate Professor at Shiga University, Japan.
  • Kent Schmor – Visiting Lecturer at Simon Fraser University.

2009

  • Andy Blom – tenure track Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University.
  • Itir Gunes – Visiting Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University.
  • Rogerio Severo – tenure track at Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil.

Prior to 2009 the data is compiled by dissertation title rather than name – the dissertation author can easily be found by searching the title in the UIC library catalogue.

2008

  • Wittgenstein on Grammar and Method (from 1929 to the Philosophical Investigations) – The Federal University of Minas Gerais

2007

  • The Logical Interpretation and the Measurement Problem – Arizona State University, Faculty Associate

2006

  • Theories and Reality: Five Essays on Quine and Underdetermination – Federal University of Santa Maria, tenure track; Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), collaborating professor and post-doc fellow
  • Wittgenstein and Myths of Meaning – California University of Pennsylvania, tenure track
  • A Dialogical Account of Authenticity – Oakton Community College, tenure track
  • Progress and Preservation: Increased Unification and The Realist’s Conception of Scientific Success – East Tennessee State University, tenure track

2005

  • The Practice of Personhood: Understanding Individual Responsibility of Oppression – Arkansas State University, tenure track
  • Foundations of Arithmetical Knowledge – Visiting Professor, Boston University; University of Illinois at Chicago, one year
  • Choosing To Be Harmed: Autonomy and its Limits in Living Organ Donor Transplantation – Weill Medical College of Cornell Medical School, Assistant Dean of Research and Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health, Division of Bioethics; University of Chicago, Director of the Ethics, Education, Policy and Compliance, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Human Subjects Research; Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

2004

  • Federation of Peoples: An Unorthodox Liberal Approach to Minority Nationalism – University of Wisconsin, Barron County, tenure track; Wilfrid Laurier Univiersity (Canada), two years
  • New Directions in Scientific Observation: Theories Concepts, Objectivity, and the Analogy of Discovery – Rowan University, Associate Professor
  • A Conceptual Analysis of Ecosystem Health – Northeastern Illinois University, tenure track
  • Work Song! Autonomy & Authenticity From The Ground Up – College of DuPage, tenure track; University of Texas, Pan-American, tenure track
  • Equal Protection: Sex Equality In Liberal Democracies – University of San Diego, tenure track; Eastern Michigan University, tenure track

2003

  • The Phenomenal Character of Visual Consciousness – Arkansas State University, tenure track; Northwestern University, one year

2002

  • The Liar Paradox, Self-Understanding and Nietzschean Perspectivalism – law school

2001

  • Continuity, Inquiry, and the Possibility of Wisdom in John Dewey’s Pragmatism – St. Olaf College, one year

2000

  • On the Point of What We Say: Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell on When Words Are Called For – Tufts University, tenure track; University of Chicago, Harper Schmidt Fellowship, three years
  • On Lengths of Lines and Reals – Brooklyn College, tenure track; Northwestern University, two years; University of Illinois at Chicago, one year
  • Motivating the Discursive Turn in Moral Theory – Jade Designs (website design)

1999

  • Language, Theory, and the Human Subject: Understanding Quine’s Natural Epistemology – Washington and Lee University, tenure track;  Washington and Lee University, two years; Colgate University, two years
  • Tractarian Mysticism: Moral Transformation through Aesthetic Contemplation in Wittgenstein’s Early Philosophy – Chicago State University, one year; Ohio University, one year

1998

  • On Testing for the Stage Collapse in Quantum Mechanics – Bowling Green State University, one year; Colgate University, one year; Cornell University, two years
  • The Variety of Reasons: Justification and Requirement in Rationality and Advisability – Florida State University, tenure track; University of Missouri, St. Louis, one year; Johns Hopkins, one year
  • Local Time: Foundational Studies for a Theory of Temporality in a Relativistic Universe – Loyola University, one year; St. Joseph’s College of Maine, tenure track
  • A Wittgensteinian Study of Experimental Psychology – Western Carolina University, tenure track
  • Moral Problems in the Provision of Environmental Goods – SPSS, Inc. (consultant)

1997

  • The Dialectical Theory of Progress: A Study of Jürgen Habermas’ Theory of Social Evolution – University of Louisville, tenure track; Hamline University, four years; University of Kentucky, one year
  • St Thomas, Molina, and Leibniz on Divine Providence and Foreknowledge – University of Virginia, one semester; Central European University, Budapest, one semester; Wake Forest University, three years; University of Colorado, Boulder, one year

1996

  • The Best Test Theory of Extension – University of Colorado at Boulder, tenure track; Texas Tech University, tenure track; University of Washington, Visiting Scholar; Tacoma, Green River, and Highline Community Colleges
  • The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities – Discovery Institute Senior Fellow, Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture
  • Inequality, Vulnerability, and Morality – William Rainey Harper College, tenure track; Lake Forest College

1995

  • Autonomy and Desire: An Essay in Moral and Philosophical Psychology – Central Michigan University, tenure track; Florida International University, tenure track
  • A Deflationary Response to the Ontological Problem: In Defense of the Coherence Theory of Justification – California State University, tenure track (now tenured)
  • Justice and Health: The Cultural Politics of Medicine – George Washington University, Writing Program, three years; University of Maryland, one year; George Washington University, four years
  • Material Girls: A Game-Theoretic Revision of the Social Contract Enterprise with Women Present – Chicago-Kent School of Law

1994

  • Three Essays on Spinoza’s Philosophy – Utah State University, tenure track (now tenured)
  • Unity and Uniqueness in the Early Schlick – Olive Harvey College, Humanities Department Chairperson; City Colleges of Chicago, tenure track (now tenured)

1993

  • Measurement and Macroscopic Quantities – University of Utah, Associate Professor with tenure; State University of New York, Buffalo, tenure track
  • Thresholds for Rights – University of Western Ontario, tenure track (now tenured)