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 2018 & Spring 2019:

Exploring Diversity and Social Identities at Villanova University

Ariella Bradley (Office of Diversity and Inclusion) and
Celina Alexander (Office of Intercultural Affairs)
Friday, September 21, 1:00-3:00, Falvey 205

Networking and Visibility
Georg Theiner (Philosophy)
Friday, November 30, 1:00-2:30, Falvey 205

Getting Ready for the Job Market
Friday, April 5th, 2019
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:  Julie Klein
Coordinator:  Terry DiMartino