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Assistant Professor/ Tenured Associate Professor/ Full Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Peking University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open but Aesthetics, Ethics (Applied Ethics), or Logic preferred
AOC Open but Ethics (Applied Ethics), Logic, or Aesthetics preferred
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Location Beijing, Beijing, China
Start date September to December 2023
Job description

Basic Information´╝Ü

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Peking University was founded in 1912, which marks the beginning of philosophy as an academic discipline in modern China.  In 1995, the first-ever faculty of religious studies in China was launched at this same institution, and is administered together with the faculty of philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is keen to maintain its balance in the growth of all of its sub-disciplines. It can claim abundant achievements in Chinese philosophy, Western philosophy, Marxist philosophy, religious studies, ethics, aesthetics, logic, philosophy of science, etc.. It also promotes the interdisciplinary dialogue between philosophy and other fields, with more than 10 research bodies affiliated, such as the newly established Center for Philosophy and the Future of Humanity, as well as the Peking University Berggruen Institute Research Center. The undergraduate program, while focusing on primary resources and philosophical theories, aims to inspire students to think independently within a broad horizon of the humanities. The Department has collaborated with other institutions of Peking University to establish a number of novel programs such as Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Classical Philology, and Logos and Polis. The graduate program emphasizes training in critical thinking, the close reading of philosophical texts, and diversity of research perspectives and methodologies. It subscribes to an international standard within the profession to prepare local young scholars to carry out independent research and to have their voices heard on the global stage.

The Department has been ranked No.1 in all the past national subject (philosophy) evaluations by the Chinese Ministry of Education. And Peking University has been ranked No.12 in the QS World University Rankings 2023, and No.1 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2023. In 2018, the Department hosted the 24th World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing with more than 5000 participants.

Job Descriptions:

Duties: Production of high-quality research, demonstrated by publications in world-leading philosophy journals; teaching of courses (teaching will be in English); facilitation of international cooperation. 

Formal Requirements: Ph.D. in Philosophy (by time of appointment); high foreign language proficiency; strong research record; evidence of effective teaching

Salary and Benefits: Different salaries for different positions; the salary at assistant professor level is anticipated to be 200,000-300,000 RMB (pre-tax) per year; higher for tenured positions; plus significant other subsidies. In addition, the appointee may be offered a start-up research grant (c. 200,000 RMB) and, if appropriate, other benefits, such as schooling for children, etc.    

Tenure Track: The initial employment period is six years. 

How to apply
Application type Email
Applicants should send the following documents by March 31, 2023, in PDF format to [email protected]. The application documents should include: 1. Cover letter, including brief teaching and research plans. 2. CV, including publications, awards, courses taught, etc. 3. Research statement and teaching statement (including plans for the next 3-5 years) 4. Degrees, certificate, etc. 5. At least two writing samples for assistant professor candidates, and at least five for tenured associate and full professor candidates. 6. At least three recommendation letters, sent either directly by the referees or via a letter dossier service (e.g. Interfolio) to [email protected]. We will send an email invitation to the selected applicants one month after the application deadline.
Email to apply
Hard deadline March 31, 2023, 11:59pm +08:30
Web address for more information https://phil.pku.edu.cn/
Contact name Sihan LIU
Contact email
Time created March 3, 2023, 4:01pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 31, 2023, 11:59pm +08:30
Expired on April 2, 2023, 12:46am +08:30
Last updated June 1, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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