Assistant Professor in Department of Philosophy

University of Hong Kong - School of Humanities

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 Assistant Professor in Department of Philosophy in the School of Humanities (Ref.: 201601309) 

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Humanities, to commence on September 1, 2017, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal for another three-year contract. Appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract. 

The University and the Faculty of Arts are committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote diversity and the professional advancement of women, the Department of Philosophy expressly encourages qualified women, and applicants with a diverse range of backgrounds and philosophical approaches, to apply. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Philosophy. Area of Specialization and Competence are open. The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous, independent research programme, to excel in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision, and to handle the usual non-teaching duties. Total teaching load will be three to four courses per year, including introductory first-year courses and teaching in the university’s Common Core. Information about the Department can be obtained at 

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits.  The Assistant Professor salary range is currently HK$645,900 - $998,280 per annum. 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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

Applicants should apply on-line at  Applications should include: (1) sample of written work, (2) research statement, (3) current CV, (4) teaching portfolio, and (5) at least three letters of reference. To facilitate blind review, the Department requests that items (1) and (2) (writing sample and research statement) be anonymized, with any identifying information, such as name, institutional affiliation, and the like, removed. Enquiries may be sent to Dr. Max Deutsch, Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong (e-mail: 

Further particulars can be obtained at  Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. Closes November 21, 2016.  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 an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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