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Since 1969, we have awarded 134 doctoral degrees. Most of the degree recipients went into the academic job market, seeking positions teaching philosophy. Of these, close to 100 got tenure-track jobs. Most of these are now tenured. These include many prominent philosophers such as Richard Feldman at the University of Rochester, Mark Richard at Harvard University, and Ted Sider at Cornell University.
Since 1994, 63 of our students have accepted academic positions. In 52 of these instances, the position was tenure-track. Most of these individuals now have tenure. Notable recent placements include JC Beall at the University of Connecticut, Dan Kaufman and Chris Heathwood at the University of Colorado, Ben Bradley and Kris McDaniel at Syracuse University, and Stephan Torre at the University of Aberdeen.
We work hard to prepare our graduate students for the job market. We advise students on their application materials and their writing samples; we provide "mock interviews"; we encourage students to present their research before the Department. Although some of our PhDs spend a few years on the market or in non-tenure-track positions, those who persist generally end up in tenure-track positions. Relative to PhD programs with a national ranking similar to ours, this is an excellent result.