I hope that some of you have noticed the still-advertised Canada Research Chair position (applications are being considered starting Jan. 15 but “competition remains open until filled”). I hope that you consider yourself worthy of application. Tier 1 scholars are an outstanding set, but some of the scholars you’ll recognize on the list of current CRCs in philosophy were not as world-famous when they applied as they are now. Although Canadian applications are given priority, non-Canadian applications are considered on their merits and not just dismissed by virtue of being non-Canadian. At this stage, one need not even have referees’ letters at the ready, just three names to submit as recommenders.