After receiving his PhD. from the University of Warwick, Professor Fine has held positions at Warwick, Oxford, Edinburgh, University of California, Irvine, University of Michigan, and UCLA. He was appointed a Professor of Philosophy at NYU in 1997 and he has held the Silver Chair since 2003. He has also held visiting positions at Stanford, University of Toronto, University of Arizona, ANU, University of Melbourne, and Oxford.
Besides being a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy, he has also received numerous awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Guggenheim Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Fine has also served as an editor or a member of the editorial board for journals such as the Journal of Symbolic Logic, Synthese, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, the Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics, Reports on Logic, and Philosophers' Imprint.