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Important Note for 2018

Due to a sharp decline in participation by interviewing departments, the APA no longer provides the placement service. Departments are welcome to arrange interviews at the meeting; however, interview space will not be provided by the APA. Departments may contact the meeting hotel to inquire about using a meeting room or to register for a suite. If requesting a meeting room, be sure to mention the APA meeting. Please review the APA Statement on Hotel Room Interviews and the APA Best Practices for Interviewing, which includes guidance for both interviewers and candidate.

The APA handbook on placement practices is prepared as a guide to job candidates, departments attempting to place their students, and departments attempting to appoint new faculty members.

If you intend to interview as a job candidate at an APA divisional meeting, you must register for the meeting.

Some advice from Vitae:The Conference Interview: Dos and Don'ts.

APA statement on placement practices

The APA committee on the status and future of the profession reminds you of its statement on placement practices: The APA discourages the nomination by graduate departments of job seekers for positions in philosophy, and the submission of their dossiers in response to announcements of positions, without their knowledge or interest. This may seriously mislead those who are conducting searches, and may have unfortunate consequences both for them and for genuinely interested applicants. Graduate departments using a nomination procedure or submitting dossiers on behalf of job seekers should either attest explicitly that the candidate wishes to be considered for the positions in question, or (preferably) ensure that the job seekers themselves submit personal letters of application for these positions. Departments conducting searches are encouraged to recommend or require explicitly (in their position announcements) that each candidate, to be assessed of full consideration, should submit a personal letter of application for and interest in the announced position. A placement ombudsperson will be available at the meeting.

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