Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia

University of Stellenbosch,
South Africa
Post date: September 16, 2011
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer/Junior Lecturer (1 post) (Ref. LSW07/218/0911)
Deadline: September 30, 2011

Requirements: Senior Lecturer – A Doctorate in Philosophy. Lecturer – A Master’s degree in Philosophy. Junior Lecturer – An Honours degree in Philosophy (or an equal qualification on all three levels). For all post levels: A proven teaching, research and community interaction record • ability to teach effectively in both Afrikaans and English.
Commencement of duties: 1 January 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: 30 September 2011
Enquiries regarding this position: Prof. Anton van Niekerk on 021 808 2418 or aavn [__at__] sun [dot] ac [dot] za
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

University of Cape Town,
Cape Town,
South Africa
Post date: September 12, 2011
Lecturer (Two-year Contract Post)
Deadline: October 3, 2011

The Philosophy Department at the University of Cape Town in South Africa wishes to appoint a Lecturer on a two-year contract post (US equivalent of Visiting Assistant Professor) for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014.

Requirements include:

PhD in Philosophy
An excellent teacher, preferably to lecture to a large (400+ students) Introduction to Philosophy course
Epistemology as an area of specialization is preferred
Teaching competence in Business Ethics or Bioethics will be an advantage.

The annual remuneration package, is negotiable between R 210 897 and R 403 124.

Application process:

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (download at and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, to Mr Gavin Matthee, Human Resources, Humanities Faculty, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700.

Email: Gavin [dot] Matthee [__at__] uct [dot] ac [dot] za ; Tel: +27 21 6504388 Website:

Department website:

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Late applications will be considered.

Reference number for this position: 2333

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

Stellenbosch University,
Stellenbosch ,
South Africa
Post date: September 7, 2011
Junior Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Please take note that the advertisement of 6 September 2011 for a vacancy in the Philosophy Department at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, was sent out prematurely. Please ignore that advertisement; a corrected and official version will be sent out in a few days' time. The deadline for applications will be moved forward to 30 September 2011.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Stellenbosch University,
South Africa
Post date: September 6, 2011
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer/Junior Lecturer in Philosophy
Deadline: September 23, 2011

In the case of senior lecturer and lecturer: Under- and postgraduate teaching in philosophy and applied ethics. Postgraduate supervision. Active participation in the research, publication, teaching and community interaction programmes of the Philosophy Department. Administrative tasks.
In the case of a junior lecturer: Undergraduate teaching in philosophy and applied ethics. Active participation in the research, publication, teaching and community interaction programmes of the Philosophy Department. Administrative tasks.
Minimum requirements:
For senior lecturer: a doctorate in philosophy; for lecturer: a masters degree in philosophy; for junior lecturer: an honours degree in philosophy (or equal qualification on all three levels). For all levels: a proven teaching, research and community interaction record. Adequate proficiency in Afrikaans and English to be able to teach effectively at Stellenbosch University.
Knowledge of contemporary philosophical developments. Ability and interest to effectively participate in the programmes of the Centre for Applied Ethics.
Commencement of employment: 1 January 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Closing date for applications: 23 September 2011.
Enquiries: Prof. AA van Niekerk at +27 21 8082418.
Please specify at which level(s) you are applying.
The University deals with all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan that acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of its staff, particularly in view of the appointment of suitable candidates from the identified groups.
The University reserves the right to not make an appointment.
A competitive remuneration package and excellent service benefits are linked to this position, More details are available at +27 21 808 4829.
Application forms are available on our website at, or by sending an e-mail to ldavids [__at__] sun [dot] ac [dot] za, or by calling +27 21 808 2369.
Completed application forms, accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae as well as an example of recent philosophy writing, together with the names and contact details of at least two referents must be directed to The Manager: Personnel Provision and Planning, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa, or by e-mail to ldavids [__at__] sun [dot] ac [dot] za or faxed to +27 21 808 2484.
Applicants and their referents are requested to direct their applications and confidential reports directly to the abovementioned address.

The University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
Post date: September 6, 2011
Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong
Deadline: 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
Post date: August 29, 2011
Deadline: 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.

Post date: August 23, 2011
Deadline: 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
Post date: August 12, 2011
Professor/ Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer
Deadline: 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
Post date: August 1, 2011
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-track)
Deadline: 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,
Post date: June 20, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: 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.