Economics of Philosophers

Currently, for every nationally advertised position for teaching philosophy at the college level there are between 200 and 400 [600?] applicants.

"In Philosophy [at the University of Chicago] we often have 200 or 300 applications for a single position." -- Dan Garber, "Concerned Friends' errors disconcerting," The Chicago Maroon, February 16, 1999.

"We received nearly six hundred applications for the position [assistant professor] . . ." Gary L. Hagberg, Professor of Philosophy, Chair, Search Committee, Bard College, Dec. 20, 2001.

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