Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Humanities

(Ref.: 201100774)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Humanities, 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:; fax. (852) 25406735). Candidates who are not contacted within 4 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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