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Hong Kong Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Start date Flexible; between March and December 2021
Job description

We are looking for excellent philosophers to nominate for a Hong Kong Research Grants Council Postdoctoral Fellowship competition. The fellowships last for 36 months, with an initial annual salary of 405,330 HKD (~ 52,000 USD) and research and travel allowance of 12,880 HKD (plus the opportunity to apply for additional research funds if desired). The posts are research based with no or minimal teaching duties (depending on the specific rank of the hire, no more than 1 or 2 courses per academic year by mutual agreement).

While nomination is no guarantee of a fellowship, nominated candidates have a strong chance in the competition: last year Lingnan Philosophy had two successful applications, and the overall success rate for all nominated candidates is over 50%. More information can be found here: https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/funding_opport/pdfs/index.html

Eligible candidates must either (a) have obtained / been conferred a PhD degree or an equivalent qualification on or after 1 January 2017, or (b) will complete the requirement of a PhD degree or an equivalent qualification by 31 August 2021. The latter condition is strict, so it is essential that candidates without a PhD currently in hand are able to confirm that they will have completed all of the requirements for their degree (including having defended their dissertation / thesis) by the indicated date.

Candidates working in any area of philosophy are welcome to apply. Because of the way the process works, candidates with interests aligned with existing members of the department are more likely to be successful. A list of staff members and their interests can be found on our webpage: https://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/?page_id=9.

Applicants should (a) email a CV and writing sample to Daniel Waxman (danielwaxman@ln.edu.hk) with subject line "Postdoctoral Fellowship Application", and (b) arrange to have two letters of reference sent to the same email address. Shortlisted candidates will additionally be asked to submit a research proposal; applicants who have such a document already prepared are welcome to submit it with their initial application. NB no cover letter is required. The deadline for applications is 21 September 2020 (with some flexibility for letters of reference arriving later). Interviews will be conducted soon afterwards, with nominations to be decided by 5 October 2020 and final fellowship results announced in March 2021.

Please feel free to email Daniel Waxman (danielwaxman@ln.edu.hk) with any questions or for further information.

About Philosophy at Lingnan: The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University is one of the best in Asia. It has particular research strengths in aesthetics, ethics, philosophy of science, Chinese philosophy, logic and philosophy of mathematics, and metaphysics. Department 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, Philosophy of Science, etc.

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Applicants should (a) email a CV and writing sample to Daniel Waxman (danielwaxman@ln.edu.hk) with subject line "Postdoctoral Fellowship Application", and (b) arrange to have two letters of reference sent to the same email address. Shortlisted candidates will additionally be asked to submit a research proposal; applicants who have such a document already prepared are welcome to submit it with their initial application. NB no cover letter is required.
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Deadline for full consideration: September 22, 2020, 6:00pm HKT

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Scheduled expiry date March 20, 2021, 8:26am HKT
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