Professionalization Series

The department convenes a regular series of faculty-led workshops in order to prepare doctoral students for careers in philosophy. These are intended to provide the skills of professional practice essential for early-career philosophers as they navigate and advance within the field. Common topics include academic planning, CV maintenance, journal submissions, conferencing, research methods, grant writing, and job market preparation. Workshops are typically conducted with input from several faculty members in order to provide students with a breadth of perspectives, styles, tools, and techniques. 

For more information about the series, or for a current schedule, contact the philosophy liaison librarian Nikolaus Fogle at (610-519-5182)

Here is the schedule for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018:

Diversity Workshop, Brighid Dwyer (IGR) and Ariella Bradley (Office of Diversity and Inclusion)
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:00pm-3:00pm, Falvey 205
This event is intended for first-year students in both Philosophy and Theology.

CV Writing, Sally Scholz (Philosophy) and Peter Spitaler (Theology)
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:00am-10:30am, Falvey 205


Cultivating an Academic Presence
Heidi Rose (Communication, Performance Studies)
Thursday, February 1, 2018
10am to 12pm
Garey Hall, Communication Dept, black box studio

Getting Ready for the Job Market
Georg Theiner (Philosophy)
Friday, April 6th, 2018
2pm to 4pm Falvey Library room 205

Philosophy Doctoral Program


Villanova University, SAC 108
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.8997
Fax: 610.519.4639

Director:  Yannik Thiem
Coordinator:  Terry DiMartino