Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia

The University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
September 6, 2011
Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong
November 1, 2011

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, from July 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointees with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Philosophy by the date of appointment. Preferred area of specialization: Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, or Meta-Philosophy. Area of Competence: Open. Preference may be given to candidates who also work in Chinese or Comparative Chinese-Western philosophy. Total teaching load will be three to four courses per year, including introductory first-year courses. He/She is expected to develop a vigorous, independent research programme, to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to handle the usual non-teaching duties. Information about the Department can be obtained at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical/dental benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants are requested to apply on-line at Please also upload a cover letter and updated C.V. via the on-line application system. Closes November 1, 2011. Applicants are also requested to have three confidential references (quoting Ref.: 201100774) sent directly by the referees to the Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong (e-mail: senrappt [__at__] hku [dot] hk; fax. (852) 25406735). Candidates who are not contacted within 4 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy.

Department of Philosophy, University of Fort Hare,
East London,
South Africa
August 29, 2011
September 23, 2011

The Department of Philosophy, University of Fort Hare, East London Campus is rapidly expanding and has two academic vacancies; Senior Lecturer and Lecturer.
Candidates should hold a Doctoral degree in Philosophy with prior university teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with research experience, and a reputable publication record.
Candidates should have in-depth knowledge in phenomenology, ethics or African philosophy. We are particularly interested in candidates who are prepared to link their expertise with our research niche, which is the development of a Research Centre for Phenomenological Studies in South Africa. However, candidates are expected to lecture general philosophy at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across both campuses, conducting research for peer-reviewed publications, supervise post-graduate research projects and assist with departmental administration.
Applications should be sent to the Human Resources Practitioner, Ms Amanda Gcukumana, University of Fort Hare, 50 Church Street, East London South Africa, or email to agcukumana [__at__] ufh [dot] ac [dot] za, telephone 043 7047188 (copy Prof Abraham Olivier: aolivier [__at__] ufh [dot] ac [dot] za). Starting date: 1 Jan 2012. The deadline for applications is Friday, the 23rd of September 2011.

August 23, 2011
October 16, 2011

REFERENCE NO. 1012/0611

The Unit for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) of the University of Sydney is seeking to recruit a new staff member. The appointment will be continuing, teaching and administration load comparable to leading research departments.

We welcome candidates with expertise in any field related to the various sub-disciplines of HPS. However, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in areas that will compliment the current research efforts of the Unit and of the university. The successful candidate will be expected to cooperate throughout HPS, and ideally will demonstrate an ability to converse with scientists and scholars from other disciplines.

As a discipline, HPS at Sydney has received the highest grade – 5 – in the recent Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) survey. The Unit for HPS is part of the Faculty of Science, and draws undergraduate and postgraduate students from both science and the humanities. It enjoys excellent relations with departments in the Arts faculty, in particular philosophy, history and Chinese studies, as well as with medicine, leading to collaborations in research and teaching.

The position is full-time continuing (tenure track) and is subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

Remuneration package: up to $109K p.a. including a base salary up to level B Step 3 of $93K p.a. (under current enterprise agreement a 2.5% increase also applies on a six monthly basis in addition to annual standard career step increments), leave loading and up to 17% superannuation. Visa sponsorship and some relocation cost support will be available for the successful appointee if required.

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

CLOSING DATE: 16 October 2011 (11:30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged as they are underrepresented in this field.

University of Johannesburg,
South Africa
August 12, 2011
Professor/ Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer
August 31, 2011

Faculty of Humanities:
Department of Philosophy:
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus:
Job Reference. VO/A110704

For more information relating to this position or to apply, please log on to the UJ Employee Recruitment Portal at . Only on-line applications will be considered. The University accepts no responsibility for applications that do not comply with this requirement.
The University reserves the right to make no appointment if no candidate meets the necessary requirements.
If you do not receive a response from the University within eight weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.
The University offers competitive compensation.

Yonsei University, Underwood International College,
South Korea
August 1, 2011
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-track)
November 1, 2011

The Underwood International College of Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy to teach at the International campus in Songdo, Incheon, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region. Those who specialize in the history of Western philosophy are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have strong research credentials and a firm commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.

Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester. The preferred starting date is March 2012. Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits, fully-subsidized housing (for up to 6 years), and a generous relocation and start-up package.

Yonsei University's Underwood International College is a highly competitive program at South Korea's most prestigious private university, and combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body represents over 25 different countries. As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens.

Interested applicants should send a short letter of application, dissertation abstract, and c.v. by email: (uic [__at__] yonsei [dot] ac [dot] kr). Review of applications will take place from September 30, 2011. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit 3 letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and sample syllabi. For additional information, please contact Prof. Anthony Adler (aadler [__at__] yonsei [dot] ac [dot] kr). Prospective applicants are also encouraged to look at our website at

Monash University,
June 20, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellowship
July 19, 2011

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.

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

Your application must address the selection criteria.

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi,
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
June 14, 2011
Lecturer in Philosophy and Social Science
June 26, 2011

PARIS-SORBONNE UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. French-speaking Asst. Prof., one-year renewable contract, beginning 1 September 2011. 6 courses/year (3x3 hours per semester), undergraduate only, plus 2 hours of tutorial and usual non-teaching duties. Teaching language is French. AOS: political philosophy, rational choice theory, sociological theory; AOC: critical thinking, ethics. Ph.D. prior to application and teaching experience preferred. Salary competitive and usual benefits (housing, relocation). Send complete dossier to: Dr Jacob Schmutz, Dept. of Philosophy and Sociology, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, POBOX 38044, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Electronic applications welcome: Jacob [dot] Schmutz [__at__] psuad [dot] ac [dot] ae; recruitment [__at__] psuad [dot] ac [dot] ae. Deadline for applications: June 26, 2011.

University of Johannesburg,
South Africa
June 1, 2011
Post-Doctoral Fellow
June 20, 2011

One year-long post-doctoral fellowship in the Philosophy Department. Renewal possible. AOS: 19th or 20th Century Continental Philosophy. Essential: PhD completed in past five years; 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. Enquiries: Ms Catherine Botha [cbotha [__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 June 2011.The University reserves the right not to appoint and to continue searching after the closing date. Only short-listed candidates may be contacted.

University of Johannesburg,
South Africa
May 13, 2011
Post-Doctoral Fellow
May 20, 2011

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.

National University of Lesotho,
Roma - Maseru,
May 11, 2011
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
August 30, 2011

Department of Philosophy

Senior Lecturer/lecturer

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.

Other information

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