One of the great things about working in experimental philosophy is getting a chance to see all of the amazing stuff coming out of very junior researchers. As a faculty member, I sometimes feel that I am already kind of peripheral to the field and that the most cutting edge research is all being done by grad students.
In part for that reason, I was thinking that it might be a good idea to put up a quick post congratulating some of the more junior researchers in experimental philosophy who got jobs this year. So below is a list of people who have done work in experimental philosophy, relatively narrowly construed, along with some information about the experimental work they have been doing. (Note that many of these people have done lots of other research, in addition to the experimental philosophy papers I mention here.)
Mike Bruno was hired by Mississippi State University. He has an experimental paper on intuitions about personal identity and one that reports a cross-cultural study on intuitions about group agents.
Cameron Buckner was hired by the University of Houston. He is co-author of an important paper about whether philosophers are expert intuiters and has tons of other empirical papers reporting his research as part of the Indiana Philosophy Ontology project.
Michelle Ciurria got a SSHRC postdoc at Washington University, St. Louis. She has a paper exploring the implications of recent experimental work for questions about moral responsibility and the deep self.
Taylor Davis was hired by Purdue University. He is co-author of a paper presenting a new scale for measuring free will intuitions and has been doing studies on epistemic norms and on the concept of morality.
Oisin Deery got a SSHRC postdoc at the University of Arizona. He has a paper on free will and the experience of agency and is also co-author of a paper on the new scale for measuring free will intuitions.
Chad Gonnerman was hired by the University of Southern Indiana. He has empirical papers on epistemic intuitions, philosophical expertise and the concept of valuing.
Jonathan Phillips got a postdoc at Harvard. He has experimental papers on intuitions about freedom (here and here), happiness (here and here) and manipulation.
Alexandra Plakias was hired by Hamilton College. She has a recent overview paper on experimental philosophy for Oxford Handbooks Online (not yet available on the internet) and has been working on questions about the relevance of experimental work for metaethics.
Brandon Warmke got a postdoc at Wake Forest University. He has a paper exploring experimental philosophy studies on moral responsibility.
Dan Weijers was hired by Cal State, Sacramento. He has done a whole lot of empirical work, including a recent paper on intuitions about the experience machine.
In addition, I should mention tha Michael Brownstein (who has done so much to support experimental philosophy in various ways) was hired by John Jay College and Amia Srinivasan (who has a nice paper criticizing experimental philosophy ) was hired by UCL.
A huge congrats to all of these people on their recent success!
[I'm sure that I have left out some people who should be mentioned, as well as some information about the people who are already here. If you know of anything that should be added, please send me an email or leave a comment here.]