April 06, 2005

Guns, As They Say, Up

I'm extremely pleased to announce that I've just unofficially accepted a tenure-track position at Texas Tech. Tech has a great group of people and a strong MA program--which, I've always argued, should be the wave of the future in philosophy. We're currently advertising another position as well--I hope this announcement will help rather than hurt recruiting!

[Post title almost was: "Hey, what's up, Knight?"]

Posted by Matt Weiner at April 6, 2005 05:23 PM


Posted by: apostropher at April 6, 2005 06:26 PM


Posted by: ben wolfson at April 6, 2005 06:40 PM

Yay! (Even though part of me was selfishly hoping you'd be forced to stay here next year...)

Posted by: Ted H. at April 6, 2005 06:45 PM

Congratulations, Matt! Best of luck in Lubbock.

Posted by: Stephen Puryear at April 6, 2005 08:26 PM

Congrats! Enjoy warm weather and Mexican food for me, wouldja?

Posted by: bitchphd at April 6, 2005 10:31 PM

Great news, congratulations.

If you do manage to say that to Knight, drinks are on me for a year.

Posted by: ogged at April 6, 2005 11:54 PM

Congratulations, Matt; that's great news.

Posted by: Gillian Russell at April 7, 2005 12:11 AM

Matt, congratulations! It's too bad that you're leaving the Great State of Wisconsin, but there seems to be a lot of Wisconsinites down there right now, so you'll have company.

Posted by: Jeff at April 7, 2005 07:08 AM

Excellent news!

Posted by: Aaron at April 7, 2005 08:05 AM


Are the abusive powers of professors transitive? Now that you've accepted this tenure track job (congrats again), and assuming Wolfson decides to enter a PhD program, will you be able to abuse him for kicks even if he's not at TT?

Posted by: SomeCallMeTim at April 7, 2005 08:14 AM

Thanks everybody!

Ogged--Knight is 0-1 against philsophers, so I ain't scared.

SCMT--I like to think I can abuse Wolfson for kicks anyway....

Posted by: Matt Weiner at April 7, 2005 09:51 AM

Glad to hear this good news. Congratulations!

Posted by: Anders Weinstein at April 7, 2005 11:57 AM

Congratulations Matt! That's terrific! Congratulations on the Phil Review paper also! Only what you deserve...

Posted by: Ron Mallon at April 7, 2005 01:06 PM

Wonderful news! Be sure to celebrate!

Posted by: Diana Buccafurni at April 7, 2005 01:28 PM

Hey Matt:

Congratulations!! Great News! This is my first comment on any Blog, but it seemed a worthy occasion to try. (How'd I do?).

Posted by: Wayne Wu at April 7, 2005 08:59 PM

it's about time...did you jump up and down? I will do it for you since i know you won't. ..I am jumping.

Posted by: pep at April 8, 2005 03:43 AM

Congratulations again!

If philosophers get to take a 2-0 lead over Knight, I'll be very very happy :)

Posted by: Brian Weatherson at April 8, 2005 08:14 AM

Congratulations, Matt.

Posted by: marc at April 8, 2005 08:57 AM

yipee. yipee. yipee

Posted by: marissa at April 8, 2005 02:03 PM

wicked!!! say hi to the gigantic buddy holly statue for me.

Posted by: corey at April 10, 2005 09:24 AM

Just watch out for 'ol KBJ!

Posted by: M at April 14, 2005 08:32 PM

KBJ's at Texas-Arlington, isn't he? Other half of the state.

Posted by: Matt Weiner at April 15, 2005 01:06 PM

My mistake on KBJ's location- I feel fine in congratulating you then!

Posted by: m at April 24, 2005 07:34 PM