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Postdoctoral Fellow, Philosophy of Contemporary and Future Science Project

Lingnan University, Hong Kong - Department of Philosophy

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: HK$40,000 or £3,773.72 (converted salary*) per month, Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Expires: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: 21/254/JAC

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University is one of the best in Asia. Faculty members publish in leading journals in the field, such as Analysis, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Mind, Noûs, Philosophers’ Imprint, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Philosophy of Science. The department has a thriving PhD programme and also hosts several Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Assistant Professors.

More information on the research interests and publications of philosophers at Lingnan University can be found at: https://www.LN.edu.hk/philoso/?page_id=9.

Requirements 

Areas of Specialization:

Philosophy of Science; or Epistemology; or Philosophy of Biology or Chemistry or Physics 

These posts arise in connection with a Senior Research Fellowship awarded to Professor Darrell Rowbottom, which will run from 2022–2027. Professor Rowbottom is now seeking Two Postdoctoral Fellows to work on the project over the course of three years. More details and the abstract for this project can be found at https://lingnan.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/274?c=lingnan

The appointee will work as part of the research team headed by Professor Rowbottom. This will involve: (1) carrying out directed research (including research in collaboration with scientists during placements and other team members); (2) authorship and co-authorship of papers suitable for publication in leading journals; (3) authorship and submission of derivative grant proposals to funding bodies; (4) organizing seminars, reading groups, workshops and other related research activities; (5) teaching occasional courses at undergraduate and / or postgraduate levels; (6) performing occasional outreach activities (such as lectures aimed at the general public); and (7) managing/updating the project website. 

The teaching load will be one or two courses per year, distributed according to the departmental needs and upon mutual agreement. English will be the language of instruction.

Appointment

The salary for the posts will be approximately $40,000 HKD per month. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity and incoming passage and baggage allowance (where appropriate). Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for three years. Suitably qualified applicants may be offered appointment with the functional title and role of ‘Research Assistant Professor’.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply" to submit your application. Applicants should include a letter of interest, a CV and one writing sample in the application. Applicants should also provide names and contact information of two referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references.  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only

Informal inquiries concerning the post can be directed to Professor Darrell Rowbottom, at darrellrowbottom@ln.edu.hk

We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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