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Research Fellow in Philosophy

Sun Yat-sen University

1. About Us

The Department of Philosophy of Sun Yat-sen University is one of the most prestigious centers for philosophical studies in the Southern China, it was founded in 1924 by a group of eminent scholars and philosophers such as Feng Youlan (Feng Yu-lan), Wu Kang, Zhu Qianzhi, Li Da etc. With the century-long development in philosophy research & teaching, it has now grown into an academic institution composed of over 100 faculty members and research fellows, with a wide spectrum of research fields as follows: Chinese Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Marxist Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Aesthetics and Religious Studies.

As one of the national philosophical research bases nominated by the Ministry of education, our department has been well-established in China and started to gain international recognition over the last decade. In 2017, the discipline of philosophy in our department was selected into the “first-class” construction list, on top of the “first-class” title granted to Sun Yat-sen University. In 2019, our department entered the top 100 of the global QS ranking for the discipline of philosophy. And in 2020, it was approved as the first batch of national first-class undergraduate professional education center by the Ministry of education.

Currently we have around 60 full-time teachers and 50 full-time researchers. Most of the faculty members have international academic background and published extensively on peer-reviewed journals in various languages. We are a community of colleagues with different nationalities but share the same passion for truth and knowledge. Whichever research group you may participate in, you will experience a real sense of academic enthusiasm within a supportive environment.  

2. Disciplines

Applicants with the following background are welcomed: Marxist philosophy, Chinese philosophy, foreign philosophy, logic, philosophy of science and technology, ethics, religion, aesthetics and other related disciplines.

3. Qualifications

Have comparatively great academic potentials and achieved comparatively great research results by publishing no less than two outstanding academic works in principle; for those who have made particularly significant achievements, the number of their works could be reduced to one; be an outstanding doctoral student or postdoctor from a well-known domestic or international higher education institute or research institute.

4. Remunerations and Benefits

  1. Salary and Benefits: The University provides generous salary, research start-up fee, talent allowance, and settlement allowance. Talents working in Zhuhai and Shenzhen campuses can enjoy subsidies of the local campuses.
  2. Housing Support: Talents can apply for the university's public rental housing. There are 1,200 new apartments in the Guangzhou campus; more than 1,000 new apartments and 1,500 new shared property houses in the Zhuhai campus; and 3,600 new talent indemnificatory apartments in the Shenzhen campus.
  3. Quality Healthcare: There are 10 SYSU affiliated hospitals that provide high-level healthcare service.
  4. Children Education: SYSU has constructed affiliated primary and secondary schools and kindergartens in Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen campuses to provide high-quality elementary education for the children of faculty members.
  5. Employee Wellbeing: Provides "sports time"; free use of sports facilities on campus; and annual health checkup. The Zhuhai campus provides meal subsidies.

5. Contact

Contact Person:Ms. Yang Lingyun



Address: Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Haizhu Disctrict, Xingang Road West 135, Guangzhou, P.R.China, 510275


Location: Guangzhou - China
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th February 2021
Expires: 31st March 2021
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