[Laurie Frick, “Time Tracking” (detail)]
The idea is to get a sense of how the numbers of applicants vary by area of specialization.

Over at Philosophers’ Cocoon there’s a post soliciting information from search committees about the number of applicants they’ve received for the positions they are aiming to fill this season.

The post was prompted by an early career philosopher who wrote with the following query:

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I agree with chief Cocooner Marcus Arvan that this would be interesting to learn about. So if you’ve been involved with a search this year, please go over to the Cocoon and share the AOS of the position and the number of applicants for it. Thanks!
I am wondering if we can have a discussion where search committees share the AOS they seek and the number of applications they received in this job cycle. I think that a post like that will be especially valuable for early careers. We know that for most open searches, a typical number is around 600, but what about areas like M&E, history, ethics, non-western, gender, race, etc,.?

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