Other Scholarly Accomplishments

In addition to the categories discussed above, scholarship in the discipline of philosophy can take on the following forms.  While valuable as evidence of scholarly achievement, none of the below are necessary for a successful reappointment, tenure, or promotion application.

  • election to office in scholarly organizations and societies
  • editorial board membership on journals
  • editorship of journals or of special editions of journals
  • requests to serve as an external reviewer for tenure or promotion files
  • request to serve as an external reader for theses and dissertations, either at KSU or elsewhere
  • invitations to serve as an organizer, steering committee member, or reviewer for academic conferences  
  • acknowledgment as a specialist by federal, state, or private institutions outside academe in fields related to the faculty member’s research, by, for example, invitations to serve as a leader or member of a panel, to conduct site visits, or to serve as a consultant for the institution
  • grants (while external grants generally represent a  more significant scholarly achievement, even internal grants can be competitive; given the difficult and time-consuming nature of grant applications, some credit should be given even for grant applications which are not funded) 
  • fellowships (the language above concerning grants is also applicable to fellowships
  • academic awards (other than grants and fellowships)