University of Sydney Philosophy Postgraduate Placement Record

Over the last 15 years or so, about 60% of our PhD students have ended up in academic positions and over 70% in good jobs related to their research work in philosophy.

Listed below are the recent (last 15 years or so) philosophy PhD graduates from the University of Sydney. (We do not give names, for privacy reasons.) The year of the award of the PhD is given along with the thesis topic and the current employment of the graduate. We have made every effort to ensure that this list is a complete list of PhD graduates since 1997.

*1996: feminist ethics; Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Greenwich.

*1997: Hegel and self-consciousnes; Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, UNSW.

*1997: Kant's aesthetics; Lecturer in Critical Theory, Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Monash University.

1997: Nietzsche on Morality; currently a practicing architect.

*1997: history of philosophy; ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney.

*1998: continental philosophy and ethics; Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Queensland.

1999: Levinas; whereabouts unknown.

1999: Lyotard on deliberation and the will; Lecturer in Legal Studies, The Sydney Institute of Technology.

*2001: philosophy of logic; Associate Lecturer in Philosophy, Macquarie University.

*2001: German philosophy; Lecturer in Philosophy, Macquarie University.

2001: Greek philosophy; Administrative Officer, School of Philosophy, UNSW.

*2002: epistemology and ethics; Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Sydney.

*2003: continental and early modern philosophy; ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, now Senior Lecturer in Humanities, Philosophy, at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

2004: Deleuze; Lecturer in Architecture, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.

2004: Kant and Deleuze; Fixed-Term Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, North Western University.

2004: Greek philosophy; Lecturer, University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus.

2005: Nietzsche on responsibility; 5-year contract Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Sydney, now casual lecturing University of Melbourne.

*2005: theories of truth; Assistant Professor in Philosophy, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.

2005: personal identity; Lecturer in Philosophy, Macquarie University.

2005: philosophy of art; Management Consultant, McKinsey and Company, Sydney.

2006: political philosophy; Attorney General's Department in Canberra.

2006: social and political philosophy; Postdoc, University of New South Wales.

2006: philosophy of language; whereabouts unknown.

2006: idealist theories of punishment; Research Fellow, Macquarie University.

2006: Hegal and social theory; Contract Lecturer in Philosophy at Macquarie University.

2006: social philosophy; currently working in the University of Sydney Fisher Library and tutoring in philosophy at the University of Sydney.

2006: Foucault; Adjunct at the University of Western Sydney and on the job market.

*2006: philosophy of statistics; Lecturer in Philosophy and Research Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, ANU, now casual lecturing at the University of Sydney.

*2006: environmental ethics; Lecturer, University of Western Sydney.

*2006: philosophy of science; Assistant Professor in Philosophy, University of Rochester.

2007: history of philosophy; whereabouts unknown.

2007: Greek philosophy; deceased.

*2007: philosophy of music; Associate Professor, Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney.

*2007: decision theory; Lecturer at the London School of Economics.

2008: environmental ethics; currently on the job market.

2008: history of philosophy; currently on the job market.

2008: history of philosophy; currently on the job market.

*2009: philosophy of statistics; Lecturer, University of Queensland.

2010: well-being; Postdoc, University of Sydney.

2011: philosophy of physics; Contract Lecturer, La Trobe University.

*2011: Agamben; Lecturer, University of Ballarat.

2012: philosophy of mind; Contract Lecturer, University of Otago.

2012: political philosophy; on the job market.

2012: philosophy of physics; on the job market.

2012: philosophy of physics; Postdoc, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.

*2012: philosophy of time; Lecturer, University of Western Australia.

2012: environmental philosophy; Postdoc, University of Queensland.

2013: decision theory; public servant, Australian Law Reform Commission.

* Holds (or held) a continuing academic appointment

Some of our more notable PhD graduates include (names used with permission): Peter Anstey (Future Fellow and Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney), Phil Dowe (Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Queensland), Kim Sterelny (Professor of Philosophy at ANU), and John Sutton (Professor in the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University).

As well as the above PhDs, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney has had many successful MA students who have gone on to pursue graduate work in some of the best universities in the world, such as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Oxford, Chicago, Cambridge, and Columbia.

Many of our honours students have also gone on to pursue academic careers. University of Sydney philosophy honours students can be found in various academic positions at universities such as Caltech, Harvard and Sydney. Our honours students have also been accepted into graduate programs at UCSD, Oxford, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Harvard, Columbia and Chicago (and include Rhodes scholarship winners).


Last updated: 18 March February 2013

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