Recent Placements

2018

Dimitris Apostolopoulos
Logos and Phenomenon: A Reappraisal of Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Language
Steve Watson and Gary Gutting
Initial Placement: Nanyang Technological University, tenure track (F18)
Current Placement: Nanyang Technological University, tenure track (F18)

Nevin Climenhaga
Knowledge and Certainty 
Robert Audi
Initial Placement: Australian Catholic University, permanent faculty (F18)
Current Placement: Australian Catholic University, permanent faculty (F18)

Kate Finley
Perception, Cognition, and Prediction"
Fritz Warfield
Initial Placement: Hope College, tenure track (F18)
Current Placement: Hope College, tenure track (F18)

Naomi Fisher
Kant, Schelling, and a New Philosophy of Nature
Karl Ameriks, Fred Rush
Initial Placement:  Clark University (F16)
Current Placement: Loyola University Chicago, Assistant Professor tenure track (F18)

Javier Lanao Camara
Lawless Possibilities: A Power Account of Natural Modality
Anjan Chakravartty
Initial Placement:  Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (Buenos Aires), 2-year postdoc (F18)
Current Placement: Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (Buenos Aires), 2-year postdoc (F18)

Brad Rettler
Grounding Truthmaking
Michael Rea
Initial Placement: Baylor University, 3-year research post-doc
Current Placement: University of Wyoming, tenure track (F18)

Pablo Ruiz de Olano
Epistemic Values in Theoretical Physics: Symmetries, Conservation Laws, and the Strong Nuclear Interaction
Katherine Brading
Initial Placement: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Part A, Managing Editor (F16)
Current Placement: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 2-year postdoc (renewable for 4)  (S18)

Fr. Raphael Mary O.P.
Initial Placement: ND Institute for Advanced Studies, 1-year fellowship (F18)
Current Placement: ND Institute for Advanced Studies, 1-year fellowship (F18)

 

2017

Beau Branson
The Logical Problem of the Trinity
Richard Cross
Initial Placement: Non-academic
Current Placement: Brescia University in Owensboro, KY, tenure track (F17)

Andrew Brenner
A Defense of Mereological Nihilism
Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: University of Gothenburg, 18-month post-doc (S18)
Current Placement: University of Gothenburg, 18-month post-doc (S18)

Rebecca Chan
Making Metaphysics Matter: Essay on Reasons and Persons
Michael Rea
Initial Placement: San Jose State University, tenure track (F17)
Current Placement:  San Jose State University, tenure track (F17)

Nevin Climenhaga
Knowledge and Certainty
Robert Audi
Initial Placement: Managing Editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame (F17)
Current Placement: Managing Editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame (F17)

Jordan Corwin
Initial Placement: Compliance Analyst - The D. E. Shaw Group

Patrick Gamez
Foucault against Ethics: Subjectivity and Critique after Humanism
Stephen Watson, Gary Gutting
Initial Placement: Missouri S&T, visiting assistant professorship (F17)
Current Placement: Missouri S&T, visiting assistant professorship (F17)

Andrew Helms
Duns Scotus on Common Natures and "Carving at the Joints" of Reality
Richard Cross
Initial Placement: 
Current Placement: University of Texas at San Antonio, 1 year post-doc

Richard Kim
The Nature of Well-Being: Towards a Defense of Aristotelian Perfectionism
David Solomon
Initial Placement: City University of Hong Kong for a 5 year post-doc
Current Placement: Loyola University Chicago, tenure track (F18)

Allison Murphy
Living Well with Others: Aristotle on Friendship
David O'Connor
Initial Placement: Visiting Assistant Professorship (one year with the possibility of extension) at Carleton College, MN (F18)
Current Placement: Visiting Assistant Professorship (one year with the possibility of extension) at Carleton College, MN (F18)

Brad Rettler
Grounding Truthmaking
Michael Rea
Initial Placement: 
Current Placement: Fordham University, 3-year teaching fellowship

Jordan Rodgers
Nietzche's Philosophy of Action
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: One-year (renewable for 2) post-doc at King's College, PA (F17)
Current Placement: One-year (renewable for 2) post-doc at King's College, PA (F17)

Pablo Ruiz de Olano
Epistemic Values in Theoretical Physics: Symmetries, Conservation Laws, and the Strong Nuclear Interaction
Katherine Brading
Initial Placement: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Part A, Managing Editor (F16)
Current Placement: University of Salzburg, Mach Scholar (F17)

Monica Solomon
On Isaac Newton’s Concept of Mathematical Force 
Katherine Brading
Initial Placement: Two-year post-doc fellowship as a member of the University of Southern California Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with an affiliation to the USC School of Philosophy (F17)
Current Placement: Two-year post-doc fellowship as a member of the University of Southern California Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with an affiliation to the USC School of Philosophy (F17)

Daniel Sportiello
The Primacy of the Practical in the History of Philosophy
David Soloman
Initial Placement: Santa Clara University, renewable visiting (F15) 
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of Philosophy (permanent position) at University of Mary, North Dakota (F17)

Alex Stern
Fallen Names: Benjamin and Wittgenstein on the Aesthetics of Meaning
Fred Rush
Initial Placement: One-year post-doc at Goethe University, Frankfurt (F18)
Current Placement: One-year post-doc at Goethe University, Frankfurt (F18)

 

2016

Isaac Choi
Epistemic Expertise: Its Nature and Appraisal
Al Plantinga, Fritz Warfield
Initial Placement: University of Oxford, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, 2014-2015
Current Placement: Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, Adjunct Professor 

Manuela Fernandez Pinto
Learning from Ignorance: Agnotology's Challenge to Philosophy of Science
Janet Kourany
Initial Placement: Universidad de los Andes, tenure-track (S16)
Current Placement: Universidad de los Andes, tenure-track (S16)

 

2015

Michael Deem
Norms and Nature: Engagements between Ethical Theory and the Biological Sciences
Robert Audi, Grant Ramsey
Initial Placement: Pediatric Ethics and Genomics Fellowship, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (1-year) (F15) and Indiana State University, tenure-track (F15)
Current Placement:  Duquesne University, tenure-track (F17)

Naomi Fisher
Kant, Schelling, and a New Philosophy of Nature
Karl Ameriks, Fred Rush
Initial Placement:  Clark University (F16)
Current Placement:  

Robert Gustin
Kant’s Argument for the Transcendental Ideality of Time
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: Non-academic
Current Placement: Non-academic

Scott Hagaman
Content and Justification: Prospects for Epistemological Rationalism
Robert Audi
Initial Placement:  Non-academic
Current Placement: Non-academic

Daniel Immerman
Now That’s a No-Know! The Best Argument for External World Skepticism
Ted Warfield
Initial Placement:  Notre Dame, Arts and Letters Postdoc (F15)
Current Placement: Kansas State, visiting 1 year 

Ryan Kemp
On the Possibility of Radical Ethical Transformation: med stadigt Hensyn til Kierkegaard
Fred Rush
Initial Placement:  Wheaton College, tenure track (F15) 
Current Placement: Wheaton College, tenure track (F15) 


2014

Manuela Fernandez-Pinto
Learning from Ignorance: Agnotology's Challenge to Philosophy of Science
Janet Kourany
Initial Placement:  3 yr. Postdoc, University of Helsinki (F14)
Current Placement: Univ. de los Andes in Bogota, tenure-track (S16)

Amelia Hicks
Moral Particularism: The Nonexistence of Moral Principles and the Nature of Proper Moral Deliberation 
Michael DePaul
Initial Placement: Visiting Asst. Professor, Kansas State University (F13)
Current Placement: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Kansas State University,   (S15)

Matthew Lee
Belief, Doubt, and Confidence: A Threshold Account
Robert Audi, Michael DePaul
Initial Placement: Berry College, tenure track (F14)
Current Placement: Berry College, tenure track (F14)

Charles Pence
Chance in Evolutionary Theory: Fitness, Selection, and Genetic Drift in Philosophical and Historical Perspective
Grant Ramsey
Initial Placement: Louisiana State University, tenure track (F14)
Current Placement: Louisiana State University, tenure track (F14)

Anne Peterson
Hylomorphism in Aristotle’s Metaphysics: Constituent Ontology without Derivitave Diversification
Michael Loux
Initial Placement: University of Utah, tenure track (F14)
Current Placement: University of Utah, tenure track (F14)

Bradley Rettler
Grounding Truthmaking
Michael Rea
Initial Placement: Baylor University, 3 yr. postdoc (F14)  
Current Placement: Baylor University, 3 yr. postdoc (F14)  

Amy Seymour
Presentism, Propositions, and Persons: A Systematic Case for All-Falsism
Michael Rea
Initial Placement:  Fordham University, tenure track (F14)
Current Placement:  Fordham University, tenure track (F14)

2013

Natalia Baeza 
Contradiction, Critique, and Dialectic in Adorno
Fred Rush
Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florence, Italy (F12)
Current Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florence, Italy

Kenneth Boyce
Towards a Fictionalist Nominalism
Michael Rea
Initial Placement: University of Missouri, tenure track (F13)
Current Placement: University of Missouri, tenure-track  

Eric Hagedorn
The Language of Scientia: Ocham’s Mental Language as the Subject Matter of Aristotelian Science
Richard Cross
Initial Placement:  St. Norbert’s Teaching Fellow, 3 yr. renewable
Current Placement:  St. Norbert’s, tenure track (F14)

Graham Leach-Krouse
Conceptions of Absolute Provability 
Michael Detlefsen, Tim Bays, Paul Larson
Initial Placement: Kansas State, tenure track (F13)
Current Placement:  Kansas State, tenure-track 

Aaron Segal
Hume-Inspired Metaphysics
Alvin Plantinga and Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: Yeshiva University, tenure track (F13)
Current Placement:  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, tenure track (F16)

Alexander Skiles
Getting Grounded: Essays in the Metaphysics of Fundamentality
Michael Rea
Initial Placement: University of Geneva,Switzerland, postdoc (F12)
Current Placement: University of Neuchâtel,Switzerland, 3 yr. postdoc (F14)

Joshua Tepley
Being in Heidegger’s Being and Time
Gary Gutting
Initial Placement: Saint Anselm College, visiting (F12)
Current Placement: Saint Anselm College, tenure track (F14)

2012

Alex Arnold 
An Essay on Evidence
Ted Warfield
Initial Placement: Templeton Foundation, non-academic (F12)
Current Placement: Templeton Foundation, non-academic

Andrew Bailey
Person and Animal
Alvin Plantinga, Michael Rea
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Arts and Letters Postdoc 
Current Placement: Yale-NUS College, tenure track  (F12)

Karen Chan 
The Conclusion to the Practical Syllogism: A Comparison of the Aristotelian-Thomistic and Contemporary Analytic Traditions
David Solomon
Initial Placement: St. Patrick's Seminary & University, regular faculty (S2013)
Current Placement: St. Patrick's Seminary & University, regular faculty  

Daniel Hicks
Scientific Practices and their Social Context
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Notre Dame Arts and Letters Postdoc (F12)
Current Placement:  Fellowship with the EPA (F15)

Lorraine Juliano Keller
Whence Structured Propositions
Marian David
Initial Placement:  did not seek
Current Placement:  Niagara University, adjunct professor

Richard Kim
The Nature of Well-Being: Towards a Defense of Aristotelian Perfectionism
David Solomon
Initial Placement:  City University of Hong Kong, 5 yr. Postdoc (F12)
Current Placement:  Saint Louis University, 3 yr. Postdoc (F15)  

Lee Mayo (HPS)
Simulation and Replication: How Digital Computer Simulations Serve as Scientific Experiments
Don Howard
Initial Placement:   did not find
Current Placement:  Lipscomb University, visiting (F13)

Thomas Mulherin
The Antinomy of Musical Meaning
Fred Rush
Initial Placement:  Georgetown, 1 yr. visiting (F12)
Current Placement:  Georgetown, 1 yr. visiting (F12)

Bryan Pilkington
The Problem of Human Dignity
David Solomon
Initial Placement:  Notre Dame teaching Postdoc (F12)
Current Placement:   Aquinas College, tenure track (F13)

Christopher Porter
Mathematical and Philosophical Perspectives on Algorithmic Randomness
Michael Detlefsen, Curtis Franks, Peter Cholak 
Initial Placement: National Science Foundation International Research Postdoctoral Fellow, LIAFA, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, September 2012-August 2014.
Prior Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, August 2014-August 2016. 
Current Placement:  Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Drake University (tenure-track), 2016-present”

Luke Potter
The Incarnate Word: Philosophical Essays on the Christian  Doctrine of Scripture
Initial Placement: Center for Philosophy of Religion, Notre Dame (F2012)
Current Placement: Non-academic

Jennifer Rodriguez
The Ethics of War and Peace: From Pacifism to Crusade and In Between
David Solomon
Initial Placement:  Notre Dame, adjunct asst. professor (F12)
Current Placement:  Notre Dame, adjunct asst. professor 

Iulian Toader
Objectivity Sans Intelligibility: Hermann Weyl’s Symbolic Constructivism
Michael Detlefsen, Don Howard
Initial Placement:  Marie Curie Int'l Research fellowship, 3 yrs at U of Bucharest, Romania (S12)
Current Placement:  Marie Curie Int'l Research fellowship, 3 yrs at U of Bucharest, Romania (S12)

2011

Barham, James
Teleological Realism in Biology
Philip Sloan
Initial Placement: None
Current Placement; None

Boeninger, Brian
Partial Freedom and Degrees of Moral Responsibility: The Metaphysics of Influence and Libertarianism
Thomas Flint
Initial Placement:  Providence University, Visiting (F11)
Current Placement:  Providence University Visiting

Brown, Claire
Supererogation for a Virtue Ethicist
W. David Solomon
Initial Placement: Bridgewater State College, tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Asbury College, tenure track (F11)

Crull, Elise
Quantum Decoherence and Interlevel Relations
Don Howard
Initial Placement: St. Andrew’s University, 3 year post-doc (F11)
Current Placement:  City College, CUNY, tenure track (F14)

Korkut-Raptis, Buket
The Narrative Nature of Ethical Discourse
David Solomon
Initial Placement:  Notre Dame, post-doc, 1 year (F11)
Current Placement: Muğla University (Turkey), Tenure Track (S12)

Miller, Jason
Subjectivity in Hegel’s Aesthetics
Karl Ameriks, Fred Rush
Initial Placement: Rice University, visiting (F11)
Current Placement: Warren Wilson College, tenure-track

Morris, Dolores Griffin
Physical Dualism and the Mind-Body Problem
Alvin Plantinga
Initial Placement: University of South Florida, visiting
Current Placement:  University of South Florida, visiting

Schwenkler (Smith), Angela
Prolegomena to a Kantian Theory of Moral Judgment
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: Mount Saint Mary’s University, Adjunct and tenure-track
Current Placement: Florida State University, Adjunct (F13)

Thames, Bradley
History, Contingency, and Virtue
W. David Solomon
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, post-doc, 1 year (F11)
Current Placement: Ashford University, permanent position F13

Vande Wall, Holly
Philosophical Assumptions in U.S. Environmental and Public Health Policy: A Case Study of the Clean Water Act
Vaughn McKim
Initial Placement: Boston College, visiting (F11)
Current Placement: Boston College, visiting

Walsh, Sean
Arithmetical Knowledge and Arithmetical Definability: Four Studies
Michael Detlefsen, Peter Cholak
Initial Placement: Birkbeck, University of London, three-year post-doc
Prior Positions: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Dept of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California-Irvine, 2012-2016; Associate Professor (tenured), 2016-2017; Associate Professor (tenured), University of California-Los Angeles, 2017-present     

Wicks, Peter
Everything is What It Is: Ethical Theory and the Language of Judgment
David Solomon
Initial Placement: Princeton, postdoc (F10)
Current Placement: Villanova, fellow (F11-S15)

2010

DiQuattro, David
Learning to Speak: A Prelude to an Augustinian Conception of Practical Reason
Michael DePaul
Initial Placement: Grove City College, tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Grove City College, tenure-track

Megan Halteman-Zwart
What Simple Description....Can Never Grasp: Heidegger and the Plato of Myth
Stephen Watson
Initial Placement: St. Mary’s College (IN) visiting (F09)
Current Placement: St. Mary’s College (IN) tenure track (F11)

Keller, John
Telling the Whole Truth: The Role of Paraphrase in Philosophical Inquiry
Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: Niagara University, tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Niagara University, tenure-track

Rasmussen, Joshua
What Propositions Correspond To and how They Do It
Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, 2 year Sorin Post-doc (F10)
Current Placement: Asuza Pacific University, tenure track (F13)

Reed, Philip
The Virtue of Vanity in Hume’s Moral Theory
David Solomon
Initial Placement: Canisius College, tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Canisius College, tenure-track

Rosato, Jennifer
Opening Oneself to an Other: Sarte’s and Levinas’ Phenomenological Ethics
Gary Gutting
Initial Placement: St. Thomas University (MN), tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Mount St. Mary's, tenure track (F13)

Watkins, Brian
Good Taste: Pleasure and Practice in Kant’s Critique of Aesthetic Judgment
Karl Ameriks, Anja Jauernig
Initial Placement: Duke University, Writing Program, 3 year visiting (F10)
Current Placement: Non-academic position (F13)

2009

Baldwin, Jason
A Social Requirement Theory of Moral Obligation
Michael DePaul
Initial Placement: Did not seek academic employment
Current Placement: Did not seek academic employment

Frost, Gloria
Thomas Aquinas on Necessary Truths about Contingent Beings
Alfred Freddoso
Initial Placement: University of St. Thomas (MN), tenure track (F09)
Current Placement: University of St. Thomas (MN), tenure-track

Garcia, Robert
Nominalist Contituent Ontologies: A Development and Critique
Michael Loux
Initial Placement: Texas A&M Universtiy, tenure track (F09)
Current Placement: Texas A&M Universtiy, tenure-track

Hain, Raymond
Practically Virtuous: Instrumental Practical Reasoning and the Virtues
Ralph McInerny and David Solomon
Initial Placement: Catholic University of America, 1 year visiting (F09)
Current Placement: Providence University, tenure track (F11)

Hebbeler, James
Critical Belief in the Unconditioned: Kant’s Antinomy as a Positive Response to Skepticism about Reason
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: St. Joseph’s University, tenure track (F09)
Current Placement: St. Joseph’s University

Jech, Alexander
Wholehearted Love: An Augustinian Reconstruction of Frankfurt
David O'Connor
Initial Placement: University of Virginia, post-doc, 2 years (F09)
Current Placement: University of Notre Dame

King, Nathan
The Epistemology of Disagreement: Puzzles, Solutions, and Applications
Ted Warfield and Robert Audi
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Sorin Post-doc, 2 years (F09)
Current Placement: Whitworth College, tenure track (F10)

Mihut, Cristian
Diachronic Agency and Narrative Understanding
David Solomon
Initial Placement: Bethel College (IN), tenure-track
Current Placement:  Bethel College (IN)

Zepeda, Joseph
The Problem of the Vacuum in the Rationalist Tradition
Karl Ameriks, Anja Jauernig
Initial Placement: St. Mary’s (CA), tenure-track (F09)
Current Placement: St. Mary’s (CA)

2008

Fogel, Brandon
Epistemology of a Theory of Everything: Weyl, Einstein, and the Unification of Physics
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Harper Fellow, University of Chicago, 4 year post-doc (F08)
Current Placement: Harper Fellow, University of Chicago

Jensen, Jennifer
The Grounding Objection to Molinism
Thomas Flint
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Adjunct (F08)
Current Placement: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Adjunct Instructor (S11)

Khawaja, Irfan
Foundationalism and the Foundations of Ethics
David Solomon
Initial Placement: 
Current Placement: Felician College, tenure-track 

Morris, Michael
The Unity of Identity and Difference as the Ontological Basis of Hegel’s Social and Political Philosophy
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: Post-Doctoral Research Appointment – Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (F08)
Current Placement: University of South Florida, tenure-track, (F10)

Pitts, James Brian
General Covariance, Artificial Gauge Freedom, and Empirical Equivalence
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Sorin Post-doc, 2 year (F08)
Current Placement: Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Cambridge (F13)

2007

Green, Jeffrey
Work for a New Theory of Modality
Michael Rea, Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: Wheaton College, visiting (F07)
Current Placement: Houston Baptist, tenure-track (F09)

McKaughan, Daniel
Toward a Richer Vocabulary for Epistemic Attitudes: Mapping the Landscape of Cognitive Attitudes
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Sorin Post-doc, 2 year (F07)
Current Placement: Boston College, tenure-track (F08)

Walsh, Sean
Modern Moral Theory and the Indeterminacy Objection to Aristotelian Virtue Ethics
Karl Ameriks and David Solomon
Initial Placement: University of Minnesota, Duluth, tenure-track (F07)
Current: University of Minnesota, Duluth, tenure-track

2006

Biddle, Justin
Socializing Science: On the Epitemic Significance of the Institutional Context of Science
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Post-Doctoral Appointment, Bielefeld University (F06)
Current Placement: Georgia Tech School of Public Policy (F09)

Botham, Thad
Rendering Free Will Intelligible: A Defense of Agent-Causation
Thomas Flint and Alvin Plantinga
Initial Placement: Valparaiso University, Visiting (F06)
Current Placement: Arizona State University, lecturer

Coffman, Eldon Franklin Jr.
An Essay on the Logic of Warrant
Alvin Plantinga and Ted Warfield
Initial Placement:  Notre Dame, post-doctoral appointment (F06)
Current Placement: University of Tennessee, tenure-track (F07)

Green, Christopher
The Epistemic Parity of Testimony, Memory, and Perception
Michael DePaul and Alvin Plantinga
Initial Placement: University of Mississippi School of Law tenure-track (F06)
Current Placement: University of Mississippi School of Law

Huff, Benjamin
Friendship and the Shared Life of Virtue
David O'Connor
Initial Placement: Randolph-Macon College, tenure-track (F06)
Current Placement: Randolph-Macon College, tenured

Jensen, Mark Nathan
A Theory of Civil Society
Paul Weithman
Initial Placement: Hope College – 2 year visiting (F06)
Current Placement: United States Air Force Academy, tenure-track (F10)

Kennedy, Matthew John
Second Naivete: Essays on the Structure of Experience
Michael Loux and Leopold Stubenberg
Initial Placement: University of Nottingham, tenure-track (F06)
Current Placement: non-academic

Ostaric, Lara
Between Insight and Judgment: Kant’s Conception of Genius and its Fate in German Idealism
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: Saint Michael’s College (Vermont) tenure-track (F06)
Current Placement:  Temple University, tenure track (F12)

Shrader, Warren
The Metaphysics of Ontological Emergence
Alvin Plantinga and Ted Warfield
Initial Placement:  Indiana University South Bend tenure-track (F06)
Current Placement: Indiana University South Bend

 

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