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Boya Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Peking University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Location Beijing, Beijing, China
Start date either late 2023 or 2024
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:

Funding: Each Fellowship is awarded for a period of 24 consecutive months. Each Fellowship includes an annual pre-tax salary of 200,000 RMB, social insurance and housing subsidies, etc., and a 60,000 RMB subsidy for postdocs without university-administered accommodation. In addition, some postdoctoral supervisors at Peking University are in a position to offer extra subsidies (30,000RMB, 60,000RMB or 90,000RMB per year) based on the applicant’s academic potential and performance.

Promotion Opportunities: Upon completion of their fellowship, postdocs will be eligible to apply for senior research positions within the postdoc-track system at Peking University.

Eligibility: The fellowship is open to highly qualified researchers of all nationalities who have received their PhD no more than three years prior to the deadline by which they apply (depending on the round during which they apply; see below) . Ph.D candidates who will receive their degree in 2023 are eligible to apply during the first round and Ph.D candidates who will receive their degree before July 1, 2024 are eligible to apply during the second round.

Round One:

  •Application deadline: March 20, 2023.

  •Final decision: Late April 2023.

Round Two:

  • Application period: September 1 to October 20, 2023.

  • Final decision: Late November 2023.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applicants should send the following documents by March 20, 2023 in PDF format to [email protected]. The application documents should include: 1. Application Form of Peking University Boya Postdoctoral Fellowship (Please see the attached document at the following web address: https://postdocs.pku.edu.cn/tzgg/d43685bfe0d74ef8a87a8252cf708023.htm) 2. Two recommendation letters (including one from the applicant's doctoral supervisor; it is a formal requirement that the applicant’s academic research ethics, etc. be commented on by their doctoral supervisor); the letters should be sent either directly by the referees or via a letter dossier service (e.g. Interfolio) to [email protected]. 3. One endorsement letter by the postdoc supervisor at Peking University (including comments on the applicant’s academic background, and research achievements and potential, a detailed account of the scientific value of the proposed research project, and a clear statement of commitment regarding the physical and intellectual research support that the supervisor will provide to the applicant). 4. Degree, certificates, etc. 5. List of publications (please include proof of publications, e.g. DOI link), awards, courses taught, etc. For information on current faculty members at the Department, please visit: https://phil.pku.edu.cn/szdw/szll/index.htm
Web address to apply https://postdocs.pku.edu.cn/tzgg/d43685bfe0d74ef8a...
Email to apply
Hard deadline March 20, 2023, 11:59pm +08:30
Web address for more information https://postdocs.pku.edu.cn/tzgg/d43685bfe0d74ef8a...
Contact name Sihan LIU
Contact email
Time created March 3, 2023, 4:06pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 20, 2023, 11:59pm +08:30
Expired on March 22, 2023, 12:46am +08:30
Last updated May 21, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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