Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia
One or two year-long post-doctoral fellowships in the Philosophy Department. AOS: Open. Essential: Completed PhD; capacity and motivation to publish in peer-reviewed journals. Starting date: Negotiable. The successful applicant will be expected to participate fully in the Department’s intellectual life, which may include light teaching and administrative duties. Substantial teaching for extra remuneration may be possible, if the applicant desires. Enquiries: Prof Thaddeus Metz [tmetz [__at__] uj [dot] ac [dot] za]. To apply: Email a brief overview of the PhD; a proposal for the fellowship; a detailed CV with email addresses of three referees; a sample of written work. Deadline: 20 May 2011. The University reserves the right not to appoint and to continue searching after the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Department of Philosophy
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for one position of senior Lecturer/Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. This position will be permanent and pensionable for Lesotho nationals but full time on contract for a period of two years with a possibility of renewal for non-locals.
Qualification and skills
PhD degree in Philosophy and substantial publications in reputable Philosophy journals are required. Candidates with a Master’s degree qualification in Philosophy will be considered for the post of Lecturer. Teaching experience, especially at the university level, will be an added advantage. Preference would be given to candidates whose areas of specialization are History of Philosophy, Applied Ethics, and Metaphysics. The successful candidate will commence duty in 10 September 2011.
The successful candidate will undertake teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in any of the above mentioned areas of Philosophy; supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research projects; initiate and/or participate in research and seminar programmes in the department; and perform other duties including administrative, as would be required by the department from time to time.
The university offers competitive salaries and other benefits.
In their application, applicants should state qualifications, proof of publications and experience, and provide other relevant information to assist the University to determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide CV (including telephone, telefax and e-mail) and certified copies of educational certificates. Letters addressed: To WHOM IT MAY CONCERN will not be accepted as references. Applicants should inform their three referees to submit their references directly to the address below before the stipulated closing date to the Senior Assistant Registrar (Appointments), National University of Lesotho, P.O. Roma 180. Closing date for receiving applications is the last day of August 2011
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
PROFESSOR – DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY – POST NO. 1700
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for one position of Professor in the Department of Philosophy. This position will be permanent and pensionable for Lesotho nationals but full time on contract for a period of two years with a possibility of renewal for non-locals.
· PhD degree in Philosophy;
· At least 10 years’ post-PhD experience in an academic or research environment;
· Successful supervision of postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students;
· Evidence of mentorship of junior staff ;
· Sustained record of research demonstrated by publications in accredited peer-reviewed journals;
· Demonstrated ability to attract research funding would be an added advantage;
· Teaching experience especially at the university level is essential;
· Preference would be given to candidates who could also teach courses in core and Applied Philosophy;
· He/she must have attained the rank of Professor before submitting his/her application;
· He /she must be of good conduct
The successful candidate will be expected to resume duty in September, 2011.
The successful candidate will undertake teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in applied and core areas of Philosophy; supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research projects; initiate and/or participate in research and seminar programmes in the department; and perform other duties including administrative, as would be required of him/her by the department from time to time.
REMUNERATION: The university offers competitive salaries and other benefits.
In their application, applicants should state qualifications, experience and provide other information to assist the University to determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide CV’s (including telephone, telefax and e-mail) and certified copies of educational certificates. Letters addressed: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN will not be accepted as references. Applicants should inform their three referees to submit their references directly to the address below before the stipulated closing date to the Senior Assistant Registrar (Appointments) National University of Lesotho P.O. Roma 180. C losing date for receiving applications is 10 th September, 2011. Informal enquiries should be directed to the HOD, M.M. Mapetja
E-mail: mmapetjam [__at__] gmail [dot] com
Three full-time, continuing (Lev B) positions at La Trobe University in the School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry (Philosophy).
The department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking to make three new level B appointments to begin in February 2012. Philosophy recently received a national ranking of 4 out of 5 in the government conducted ERA exercise, making it one of the best-performing research institutions in the discipline in Australia.
The areas of specialisation for these positions is open, but preference may be given to candidates with expertise in the following areas: epistemology, logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, metaphysics, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy.
Remuneration: $73,444 to $87,212 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing date: Sunday 17 July, 2011
For further information and a position description see:
For other enquiries please consult Jack Reynolds:
Dr Jack Reynolds
Philosophy Department Coordinator
La Trobe University
Bundoora, Victoria, 3086
Humanities 2 Building, Rm 203
jack [dot] reynolds [__at__] latrobe [dot] edu [dot] au
Faculty/Portfolio: Faculty of Law
Duration:12 month fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $82,011 - $97,390 pa Level B (includes 9% employer superannuation)
Monash research addresses national issues and global needs. It also improves lives in the communities we serve. If you want to challenge yourself – and do it on a global stage – then Monash could be the place for you.
To attract excellent people we know we need to offer excellent benefits and conditions. That's why when you join Monash, you'll join a workplace where fairness and flexibility are standards, not afterthoughts. We offer a variety of professional development opportunities, support for research, generous maternity/parental leave and work arrangements that acknowledge one size doesn't fit all.
Join a research team, working on legal philosophy and constitutional interpretation, comprising Professor Jeff Goldsworthy, Dr Dale Smith and Dr Patrick Emerton. The Australian Research Council funded project aims to apply contemporary philosophy of language to the interpretation of written constitutions, particularly Australia's.
Candidates for the Postdoctoral Fellowship should have completed a doctorate in philosophy, with a specialisation in philosophy of language, at the time of appointment. Candidates with a doctorate in law specialising in constitutional theory or legal philosophy will also be considered. A record of published research is desirable.
The appointment is for one year full-time, commencing on 1 October 2011 (subject to negotiation).
Teaching opportunities for applicants with legal qualifications may also be available. To apply please go to: http://www.monash.edu.au/jobs/
This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
Professor Jeff Goldsworthy on +61 3 9905 3337
Sunday 1 May 2011, 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Standard Time
The Department of Philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, invites applications for a position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The position will be full time and permanent subject to a three-year probationary period.
Candidates in any field of philosophy will be considered. However, we are particularly interested in candidates with diverse expertise in both a traditional core area of Western philosophy and an area outside the traditional core areas of Western philosophy. For example, ethics plus feminist philosophy, epistemology plus Indian philosophy, or early modern philosophy plus African philosophy, etc.
Candidates should possess a PhD, tertiary teaching experience, and a publication record commensurate with the level of appointment. Postgraduate supervision experience is desirable for appointment at the rank of Senior Lecturer.
To apply, submit a covering letter, detailed CV with details (including e-mail addresses) of three academic referees, evidence of teaching quality, and certified copies of identity documents and qualifications, to Ms Pumla Ngcobo, Humanities Human Resources Office, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Private Bag 3, WITS 2050, South Africa. Applications may alternatively be emailed to Pumla [dot] Ngcobo [__at__] wits [dot] ac [dot] za
Enquiries about the position may be directed to the Head of the Department of Philosophy at +27 011 717 4345 or philosophy [__at__] social [dot] wits [dot] ac [dot] za
Closing date for applications is 30 April 2011. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and to continue searching after the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and will be asked to submit a research sample such as a journal article or book chapter. No submitted application materials will be returned.
UNSW is one of Australia's most progressive teaching and research-intensive universities, with a particular commitment to fundamental and applied research, social engagement and an international perspective. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was ranked as one of the top four universities in the Humanities and Creative Arts in the Federal Government’s inaugural Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking, with a 5 in History and a 4 in Philosophy. The Faculty is now seeking an outstanding scholar and an inspiring academic leader to be the next Head of the School of History and Philosophy. The person appointed will:
1. Play a leading role in building on the School's ERA research achievements
2. Ensure the continued excellence of its teaching programs at all levels
3. Contribute to the implementation of a new Faculty plan
4. Make a substantial contribution to the Faculty's senior management team.
As an internationally respected scholar in a relevant field, with an established research and publication profile, your leadership experience in a university or comparable institution will enable you to bring to the role:
1. A breadth of academic vision and intellectual enthusiasm that encompasses the range of disciplines within the School
2. The ability to motivate and manage people in the context of a 'performance-based meritocracy'
3. The organizational skills needed to reinforce research capacity and performance, to enhance the quality of student experience, and to develop the Faculty's reputation, both within and beyond the University
4. The energy and resilience needed to deal with the challenges and opportunities offered by an ambitious university, including change management
5. The communication skills necessary to take the School forward and to represent UNSW in forums such as the Group of Eight.
The appointment as Head of School is a full-time five-year renewable position, and the successful candidate will also hold a substantive continuing appointment either as a Professor or Associate Professor. The Head of School appointment offers an attractive remuneration package.
EEO groups are encouraged to apply. The University reserves the right to fill the position by invitation. Applicants should address the selection criteria contained in the Position Statement systematically in their application.
To obtain the position description and full documentation, and for further enquiries please contact Dr Rosalind De Sailly, Principal Consultant, on rdesailly [__at__] gmail [dot] com or +61 (0) 414 574 945.
LogicMills Learning Centre is looking for Philosophers who would enjoy teaching philosophy through playing games. Responsibilities include teaching philosophical concepts and thinking skills to both young and old, research and development into new ways of fostering philosophical inquiry in students, and other non-teaching duties. Research support and conference funding available. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at time of application. AOS/AOC is open, but competence in logic and critical reasoning is a must. Teaching experience is not necessary. Salary competitive. We are looking to hire immediately. Please send letter of intent, CV, writing sample, and contact information for three references to: applications [__at__] logicmills [dot] com. LogicMills is a Singapore-based, MOE registered, private teaching company.
Lecturer in Philosophy / Research Fellow in Cognitive Science
Reference Number (015Z1)
Department of Philosophy and ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
The Department of Philosophy and the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at Macquarie University (the host institution of the Centre) wish to appoint a Lecturer/Research Fellow. For the first 5 years, the appointment will be full-time involving 0.5 teaching and research in the Philosophy Department and 0.5 research only in the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. After this initial 5 year period the position will revert to a 0.5 continuing teaching and research position in the Philosophy Department. (There is a strong possibility that the position will become a full-time position in Philosophy after the initial 5 year period, but this cannot be guaranteed.)
The Department of Philosophy is a pluralist teaching and research department. As Lecturer in Philosophy, the appointee will contribute to teaching in the Mind, Metaphysics and Meaning stream of the Philosophy Department’s undergraduate program and to the supervision of Honours and Postgraduate students in this stream. As Research Fellow in Cognitive Science, the appointee will conduct research in ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at the host institution of Macquarie University. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to at least one of the Centre's programme areas in cognitive science: belief formation, language, memory, person perception, and reading. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to fostering research links between the Philosophy Department and the Centre. For further information about the programme areas of the Centre see http://www.ccd.mq.edu.au
Essential criteria: Applicants must hold a PhD in Philosophy by the time of appointment, and must have an established research track record, demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching, and the potential to undertake Honours and Postgraduate supervision in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.
Desirable criterion: Applicants should have a demonstrated record of collaboration with cognitive scientists.
Appointment Type: The position is available on a continuing basis from July 2011 subject to probationary conditions (continuing level B position, full-time for five years, half-time position thereafter)
Enquiries: Further particulars of the position can be obtained from Clara Wong (clara [dot] wong [__at__] mq [dot] edu [dot] au). Enquiries about the position should be directed to Associate Professor Jean-Philippe Deranty (jp [dot] deranty [__at__] mq [dot] edu [dot] au) or Professor Peter Menzies (peter [dot] menzies [__at__] mq [dot] edu [dot] au). Further information about the Philosophy Department can be found at http://www.phil.mq.edu.au/ Further information about the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders can be found at http://www.ccd.mq.edu.au.
Salary Package: Level (B) salary range $77,670 to $92,103 pa, plus annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation.
Applications Close: 30 January 2011
Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and social inclusion. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and women (particularly for senior and non-traditional vacancies).
Please note that only those applications submitted via the Macquarie University Online Recruitment System will be accepted.
The Graduate Institute of Philosophy at National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) invites applications for a tenure-track position at or above the Assistant Professor level, effective August 1, 2011. Qualifications: doctorate in philosophy. AOS: basic areas of philosophy, such as metaphysics, epistemology, ethics or philosophy of language and mind. The applicant must be fluent in Chinese (Mandarin). Responsibilities: teaching three courses per semester (including at least one undergraduate level course), academic research, graduate supervision and participation in departmental activities. Teaching experience preferable but not necessary. Applications should contain: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) Ph.D. diploma or certification-letter---official documents must be submitted to the administration of the university by August 1, 2011; (3) dissertation and, if any, other relevant publications; (4) three letters of recommendation; (5) statement concerning research orientation and (6) syllabi for courses that would be offered. All items, which must be received by the above deadline, should be sent to:
Graduate Institute of Philosophy
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu 300, TAIWAN
For any further information, feel free to contact Professor Wen-Hong, Huang , email , tel: 886-3-5729336 or fax: 886-3-5729337. Website: http://www.phil.nthu.edu.tw/.