Job Prospects for Philosophy Professors

A good number of GSU Philosophy MAs are now faculty. However, individuals applying to do graduate work in philosophy who hope to become professors of philosophy need to be aware that there are currently many more candidates for tenure-track philosophy positions than there are positions available. The American Philosophical Association reports that there are over twice as many candidates as jobs and that over half the jobs are not tenure-track. Those considering Ph.D. programs should ask the departments to which they apply detailed questions about their job-placement records. In particular, they should ask how many graduates received offers for tenure-track positions.