Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG,
Pokfulam,
Hong Kong
Post date: September 27, 2017
Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Philosophy)
Deadline: November 24, 2017

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Philosophy) (Ref.: 201701341)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Philosophy), to commence on September 1, 2018, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor/Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in philosophy, with Asian philosophy as an area of specialization. The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous, independent research programme, to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to handle the usual non-teaching duties. Total teaching load will be three to four courses per year, including introductory first-year courses. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://philosophy.hku.hk. Enquiries may be sent to Dr. Chris Fraser, Chairperson, Department of Philosophy (e-mail: fraser [__at__] hku [dot] hk).

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, together with annual leave and medical benefits. Salary range is currently HK$645,900-$998,280 per annum for Assistant Professor, HK$847,500-$1,346,940 for Associate Professor, and HK$1,148,640-$1,653,180 for Professor. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should apply on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9906, position ID: HKU-Philosophy-OR. Applications should include (1) an anonymized sample of written work; (2) an anonymized research statement, indicating what rank the candidate is applying for; (3) an anonymized list of the journals and anthologies in which the candidate has published articles and publishers of the candidate’s books, if any; (4) an up-to-date C.V.; (5) teaching portfolio; and (6) at least three letters of reference submitted through AcademicJobsOnline. To facilitate blind review, the Department requests that items (1), (2), and (3) above be anonymized by removing any identifying information, such as name and institutional affiliation. Further details can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. Closes November 24, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply

American University of Sharjah,
Sharjah,
United Arab Emirates
Post date: September 19, 2017
Faculty position in Philosophy
Deadline: November 10, 2017

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks to hire a professor of philosophy (rank open) for a three-year renewable position to begin Fall 2018. As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, only candidates who speak and publish in fluent English will be considered and preference will be given to candidates with experience of the American model of higher education. Area of specialization is open, but we are looking for someone with competence teaching at least two of the following areas: Epistomology, Greek philosophy, Islamic philosophy, Political Philosophy, or Philosophy of Science. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in philosophy, a record of excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publications, and a wish to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Department of International Studies. Please send a a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, a research and teaching statement, and one recent publication to via email to Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, The American Univeristy of Sharjah, University City, Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, at cashr [__at__] aus [dot] edu by the deadline of 10 November 2017.

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Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology,
Ulsan,
South Korea
Post date: June 7, 2017
Teaching Assistant
Deadline: June 20, 2017

- Job Title: Teaching Assistant
- Duties: To grade exams and to comment on students' postings on Blackboard.
- Yearly Salary: approximately 30,000 US dollars
- Qualification: M.A. in philosophy
- Contract can be extended on a yearly basis, depending on the job performance.
- Submission Period: June 7 to 21, 2017
- Send your resume to nature [__at__] unist [dot] ac [dot] kr

University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg,
South Africa
Post date: February 13, 2017
Lecturer
Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand is looking to appoint a permanent position at the rank of lecturer, commencing July 2017 or January 2018. The post is open to candidates who are specializing in any area of philosophy, though preference may be given to candidates researching in, or able to teach, African Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Mind. Candidates should possess a PhD or be in the final stages of completing their PhD.

Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses)

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”

External applicants are invited to apply, by registering profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application.

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.

Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach large and diverse classes in all years of study, cooperate with colleagues in advancing the objectives of the Department, and contribute actively to the intellectual and administrative life of the Department and University.

Candidates should show promise as a productive researcher and effective teacher and administrator.

Commencement of a publication career will be advantageous.

The Department is committed to making an appointment that will contribute to their demographic representation amongst academic staff.

Remuneration: A competitive salary with excellent benefits will be offered, dependent on qualifications and experience.

University of Sydney,
Sydney,
Australia
Post date: November 17, 2016
Lecturer in Political Philosophy
Deadline: January 5, 2017

Department of Philosophy
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no. 1880/1116

• Work alongside internationally renowned experts in the field
• Academic Level B
• Full-time, continuing position, remuneration package: $117K - $139K p.a. which includes (salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour and offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

Philosophy at the University of Sydney has research strengths in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, metaethics, ethics, decision theory, American pragmatism, feminist philosophy, and metaphysics.

We invite your application for the position of Lecturer in Political Philosophy.

In this position you will:

• teach introductory units of study, as well as specialised higher-level courses
• supervise doctoral and other postgraduate research in your specialist field
• publish your research in well-regarded peer-reviewed international publications
• seek research funding from internal and external sources
• contribute to academic administration.

To be successful you will need:

• a PhD in a related area of philosophy
• experience as a skilled philosophy teacher at the tertiary level
• demonstrated research expertise in political philosophy through high quality publications.

The expected commencement date is mid-2017.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11:30pm 5 January 2017 (Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Princeton University - University Center for Human Values,
Princeton,
USA
Post date: September 7, 2016
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow
Deadline: October 31, 2016

The University Center for Human Values invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the academic year 2017-18. Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics and law, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.
Fellows are expected to reside in or around Princeton and to be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center. This includes participating in a weekly seminar attended by fellows and Center faculty to discuss work in progress and in various other seminars, colloquia and lectures sponsored by the Center. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University.
Candidates should have a doctorate or equivalent professional degree and a strong record of research publications appropriate to their career stage. Typically Fellows hold faculty positions at other universities or colleges; in exceptional cases we consider applications from independent scholars when there is a high level of scholarly achievement. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship program and we do not generally consider candidates who will have held the Ph.D. for less than two years at the time of appointment.
The fellowship period extends from September 1 to July 1. Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their academic-year salaries (subject to a minimum and maximum set each fall). Ordinarily their home institutions provide a portion of their salaries in addition to all benefits, although this is not a requirement for appointment. Stipends for independent scholars will not exceed the maximum for fellows holding appointments elsewhere.
The main considerations in the evaluation of applications are the following:
• The significance of the proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the University Center for Human Values (see http://uchv.princeton.edu/ for more information);
• The quality of a candidate’s previous research and the contribution the candidate is likely to make in the future through teaching and writing;
• The likelihood that the research would benefit from being conducted in the University Center environment.

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should submit an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Search for requisition number #1600504. The following materials will be required:
1. A curriculum vitae;
2. A scholarly paper (of no more than about 12,000 words) written in the past three years;
3. A statement (of no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research project and including a brief working title for the project; and
4. Contact information for three referees, including at least one who was not a graduate advisor. Referees will be contacted directly with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
These materials should be submitted online by Monday, October 31, 2016. We do not accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by November 3. The selection committee begins reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions are expected to be announced by March 1, 2017.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

United Arab Emirates,
Al Ain,
United Arab Emirates
Post date: February 24, 2016
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Philosophy
Deadline: March 31, 2016

The Philosophy Department at the United Arab Emirates University invites qualified candidates to apply for a fulltime faculty position in philosophy to begin in the Fall Semester 2016 (August start). Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, a demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain a research program, publish research findings in refereed journals or equivalent, and actively engage in promoting the growth of philosophy at the UAE University. The Philosophy Department at UAEU is robust and dynamic. It hosts a vibrant research seminar series, regional and international conferences, and world-class visitors. The faculty are all active researchers in diverse fields. The primary duties of the successful candidate are teaching, research, and service to the university and the community. The main teaching load is in the university’s General Education program, particularly in courses on critical thinking and applied ethics. The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, a brief description of current/future research activities, teaching philosophy, courses taught and the names and contact details of three referees. English is the language of instruction and communication.

Applicants must possess a PhD degree in philosophy from an internationally recognized and reputable university. Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to those with relevant university teaching and research experience in academic environments where English is the medium of instruction. Those applying for the ranks of Associate Professor or Full Professor will need commensurately higher levels of publication and professional activity.
The AOS is open, though the department will look favourably on candidates who can demonstrate the capacity to teach critical thinking and applied ethics and whose research profile complements the profiles of current faculty members of the department. Teaching is primarily in English, though bilingual Arabic/English will be highly regarded. Competence in, experience with, and a willingness to use new technologies in teaching are highly desirable. This technology includes, but is not limited to, e-teaching platforms such as Blackboard, Moodle and iPads, and classroom technology such as SMART Boards. Experience in teaching in multicultural contexts, where most students are not native speakers of English, is also highly desirable.

Successful candidates are expected to:

1. Have a strong commitment to develop and teach effectively a variety of undergraduate courses with emphasis on the General Education courses in Critical Thinking and various types of Ethics.
2. Contribute to the continuous improvement of curriculum courses and programs through periodic assessment of their outcomes.
3. Undertake research in his/her area of expertise, preferably with a view to supporting this research with external grant funding.
4. Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
5. Undertake academic administrative tasks as appropriate for university faculty members and assume an appropriate level of departmental responsibilities.
6. Work effectively with others in a multicultural academic and professional environment.
7. Demonstrate collegial interpersonal skills.
8. Communicate effectively in spoken and written English.
9. Contribute effectively to our continuous academic growth, research development, and outstanding service.

Note that contracts are for four years and are renewable subject to satisfactory performance and ongoing need for the position.
Competitive tax-free salary and free accommodation.

The University of Sydney,
Sydney,
Australia
Post date: November 25, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Philosophy
Deadline: December 21, 2015

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Reference no: 2362/1115

• Utilise your expertise in ethical and political philosophies concerned with the imagination (as well as reason), embodiment, and difference in ethical and political life
• Develop your academic career alongside supportive colleagues
• Full-time, fixed term for three years: $79K - $109K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology; Classics and Ancient History; Gender and Cultural Studies; History; and Philosophy. The school brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Department of Philosophy is a leading centre for research and teaching offering a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including the history of ancient and early modern philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; ethics; philosophy of science; and philosophy of mind, logic, and critical theory.

The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of philosophies of imagination, embodiment, and difference. The successful applicant will work with Professor Moira Gatens and will maintain their own high-quality research project while contributing to collaborative research, also assisting with the organisation of research seminars, workshops, and conferences.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

• a PhD in Philosophy (awarded by time of commencement of appointment)
• research expertise in social and political philosophy and ethics (with particular emphasis on the role of the imagination, embodiment, and difference)
• an outstanding capacity for research and writing.

Desirable for appointment is your:

• administrative experience, particularly in organising workshops and/or seminars
• ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
• publication record in social, ethical, or political philosophy.

The preferred starting date is 29 February 2016 (negotiable).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 21 December 2015 (Sydney Time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Monash University,
Melbourne,
Australia
Post date: August 11, 2015
Research Fellow
Deadline: September 11, 2015

A research team based at several Australian universities, working on legal philosophy and statutory interpretation, is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow.

The research team consists of Professor Jeff Goldsworthy and Dr Patrick Emerton in the Faculty of Law at Monash University, Dr Dale Smith in the Melbourne Law School, and Professor Tom Campbell in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics in Charles Sturt University. Professor Mark Greenberg in the Department of Philosophy and School of Law at UCLA is a Partner Investigator.

The Australian Research Council funded project aims to apply contemporary philosophy of language and of normativity to the interpretation of statutes. It is particularly concerned with how legal content is derived from the interpretation of multiple interacting statutory texts and common law principles.

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in philosophy or in law, with an appropriate specialisation, at the time of appointment. A record of published research is desirable.

The appointment is for one year full-time, commencing on 1 November 2015 (subject to negotiation).

Teaching opportunities for applicants with legal qualifications may also be available.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Remuneration: $94,574 - $112,308 pa Level B (includes 9.50% employer superannuation)

Apply via http://jobs.monash.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=537356&lWorkTypeID=&lLo...

Closing Date: Friday 11 September 2015, 11:55pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

Enquiries: Prof Jeffrey Goldsworthy
jeff [dot] goldsworthy [__at__] monash [dot] edu
+61 3 9905 3337

St Augustine College of South Africa,
Johannesburg,
South Africa
Post date: June 22, 2015
Head of Department, Philosophy
Deadline: July 22, 2015

Founded in 1999, St Augustine College of South Africa is a private higher education institution in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition promoting ethical leadership, dignity of the human person and the common good. It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and certificates which are accredited and registered by the Council for Higher Education and the Department of Education.

HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

St Augustine seeks to appoint a Head of the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be responsible for
• Oversight and development of the Philosophy programmes
• Supervision of students’ research
• Initiate, coordinate and conduct academic research and research projects
• Teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
• Participate in other aspects of the work of St Augustine

Applicants must possess or demonstrate the following:
• A Doctoral degree in Philosophy
• An area of specialisation (AOS) in Ethics or History of Philosophy. Areas of competency (AOC) are open, African Philosophy a plus
• An understanding of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
• The capacity to teach over a substantial breadth. This will be considered an asset
• Teaching experience within a multicultural setting
• Strong skills in verbal communication and inter-personal relationships
• A very good publication record and relevant research experience
• The ability to work as part of team
• Previous experience in lecturing at tertiary level as a strong recommendation

Persons interested in being considered for appointment to these positions are invited to provide the College with an expression of interest and a concise C.V., highlighting qualifications, experience and relevant skills.

Salary range will depend on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 22 July 2015

For more detailed information on each position go to the career section on: www.staugustine.ac.za.

Please send your submission to Lynn Pretorius at recruitment [__at__] staugustine [dot] ac [dot] za