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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Peking University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open but Philosophy of Mind, Ethics preferred
AOC Open but Philosophy of Mind, Ethics preferred
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Beijing, Beijing, China
Job description


  • Produce high-quality research, demonstrated by publications in world-leading philosophy journals
  • Teach 3 courses per academic year (teaching will be in English)
  • Facilitate international cooperations

Recruitment Requirements:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely related field from a leading university
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • A strong research record 

Salary and Benefits:

  • The salary is anticipated to be about 300,000 CNY (tax included) per year
  • In addition, the appointee may be offered a start-up grant (about 200,000 CNY) and the other benefits, such as schooling for children, etc. 

Basic Information of PKU and the Department

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, Logos and Polis. The graduate program emphasizes training in critical thinking, the close reading of philosophical texts, and various 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 (in philosophy) evaluations organized by the Ministry of Education of China. It has been ranked top 50 in the QS World University Ranking by the subject of philosophy in the past years. In 2018, the Department also hosted the 24th World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing with more than 5000 participants.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applicants should send the following documents by Feb 28th, 2019 in a single file in pdf form to the secretary office: philosophy@pku.edu.cn 1. Cover letter, with teaching and research plan 2. CV, including publications, awards, and courses taught 3. At least three representative works 4. At least three recommendations letters, sent by referrers to philosophy@pku.edu.cn We will send an email invitation to the selected applicants in one month after the application deadline.
Email to apply
Hard deadline February 28, 2019, 11:59pm +08:30
Web address for more information http://en.phil.pku.edu.cn
Contact name Mr. Duan
Contact email
Contact phone +86 (01) 62755468
Time created January 16, 2019, 10:30am EST
Scheduled expiry date February 28, 2019, 11:59pm +08:30
Expired on March 2, 2019, 12:46am +08:30
Last updated May 1, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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