The 5th Biennial Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy
June 23 – 25, 2019
Boston University, Boston, MA
Directors: Louise Antony (U Mass Amherst), Juliet Floyd (Boston University), and Susanne Sreedhar (Boston University)
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
The Mentoring Workshop is the centerpiece of the Mentoring Program for Early-Career Women in Philosophy, an ongoing effort to foster mentoring relationships between senior women in the field and women just beginning their careers. The program follows a model designed by women in the American Economics Association, one which has proven remarkably successful in helping academic women advance their careers. As in past editions, the fifth Mentoring Workshop will involve small-group intensive working sessions interspersed with plenary panel discussions on professional development and work/life issues.
The Workshop this year will be hosted by the Philosophy Department of Boston University. Information about local arrangements will be available soon, and will be posted on this web page.
To apply for the workshop: Send an email to Mentoring2019@umass.edu stating your intention to apply, and indicating at least two areas of specialization, in ranked order. Include as attachments (in .docx or .pdf format) your CV and an abstract of the paper you would like to workshop.
In choosing a paper to discuss, you should take care to choose a paper that is squarely in the area of philosophy that you work in [but see the next paragraph]. We will place you in a mentoring group according to the topic of your paper, and that means that the papers you will read and comment on will also be in that area of philosophy. We will do our best to match members of the cohorts and their mentors, subject to availability and space in the workshop.
That said, if we cannot form a cohort around your primary AOS, we might still be able to offer you a place in a cohort focused in one of your secondary areas of specialization. In that case, you will have the option of workshopping a different paper from the one you originally specified in your application.
Inquiries may also be sent to this email address. Please do not send inquiries to the individual email accounts of any of the directors.
- Eligibility: Any woman entering or holding a faculty position in Philosophy at a college or university. We would especially like to encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in Philosophy. All non-binary and woman-identified individuals are welcome.
- Cost: There is no charge for participation in the workshop, but we expect mentees’ home institutions to cover the cost of their transportation, and room and board. Details about local arrangements and costs will be available soon.
- Accessibility: The Mentoring Project is committed to making the Workshop completely accessible to all philosophers. All meeting, dining, and guest rooms are wheelchair accessible. Philosophers needing ASL interpreters, assistive technology, or any other accommodation are asked to communicate their needs as soon as possible to Matt Haber (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is handling local arrangements.
The Mentoring Project Workshop is a project of the Women in Philosophy Task Force. It is funded this year by a grant from the Marc Sanders Foundation, and by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah, the University of Utah College of Humanities, the University of Utah Office of Equity and Diversity and the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. The Program has been supported in the past by seed grants from the American Philosophical Association.