Our Policy Regarding the APA's Non-Discrimination Statement

As of October 3, 2011, Phylo will only post job announcements to Phylo Jobs and its associated content delivery services if the person submitting the announcement certifies that the hiring institution abides by the American Philosophical Association's Non-Discrimination Statement. That statement reads:

The American Philosophical Association rejects as unethical all forms of discrimination based on race, color, religion, political convictions, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or age, whether in graduate admissions, appointments, retention, promotion and tenure, manuscript evaluation, salary determination, or other professional activities in which APA members characteristically participate. This includes both discrimination on the basis of status and discrimination on the basis of conduct integrally connected to that status, where “integrally connected” means (a) the conduct is a normal and predictable expression of the status (e.g., sexual conduct expressive of a sexual orientation), or (b) the conduct is something that only a person with that status could engage in (e.g., pregnancy), or (c) the proscription of that conduct is historically and routinely connected with invidious discrimination against the status (e.g., interracial marriage) . At the same time, the APA recognizes the special commitments and roles of institutions with a religious affiliation; and it is not inconsistent with the APA's position against discrimination to adopt religious affiliation as a criterion in graduate admissions or employment policies when this is directly related to the school's religious affiliation or purpose, so long as these policies are made known to members of the philosophical community and so long as the criteria for such religious affiliation do not discriminate against persons according to the other attributes listed in this statement.

The original statement includes further details about the APA's policies regarding job advertisements (in the APA's Jobs for Philosophers) from institutions that do not abide by the policy; we have omitted that portion of the policy, since it does not bear on whether institutions satisfy the requirements of the policy.

If you believe an there is a posting from an institution that does not conform with this policy, please notify us at jobs@phylo.info and the APA at apaonline@udel.edu.

Note that this policy does not apply to jobs that are listed only on the community job wiki, as these jobs may be posted by anonymous users.