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Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant Professor (Normative Ethics/Applied Ethics) (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Applied Ethics (strong preference for ethics of risk, medical ethics, population ethics)
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Value Theory
AOC Applied Ethics (strong preference for ethics of risk, medical ethics, population ethics)
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Start date Any time in between August 2021 and January 2022
Job description

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
(Post Ref.: 21/134)

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University is one of the best in Asia. The department is especially strong in philosophy of science, philosophical logic, metaphysics and aesthetics, and also has several members with expertise in other areas such as ethics, metaethics, epistemology, and Chinese philosophy. 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.

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.

General Requirements

Areas of Specialization: Applied Ethics

The department will launch a new research centre, the Hong Kong Catastrophic Risk Centre, in January 2022.

We are looking for candidates working on the ethics of risk, medical ethics (e.g., the ethics of vaccination policies and healthcare distribution), population ethics, and other issues in applied ethics related to the impact of new technologies to the future of humanity to help with the developing of the centre. 

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Philosophy by the start of the appointment. Normally, the starting date of the position will be any time after August 2021. The position would preferably be filled by January 2022. Although exceptional cases may be considered, the PhD degree should normally have been earned no more than 3 years before the date of appointment. Applicants are required to have publications in Philosophy, preferably in leading journals, or evidence of the ability to publish in such journals (e.g., in the form of unpublished writing samples). 

The appointee is expected to (1) carry out research and submit papers to leading journals; (2) submit grant proposals to various funding bodies; (3) organize seminars, reading groups, workshops or other related research activities; (4) teach courses at undergraduate and / or postgraduate levels; and (5) perform administrative duties as assigned by the Head of the Department.

The teaching load will normally be only two courses per year, distributed according to the departmental needs and upon mutual agreement. English is the main language of instruction with the possible exception for courses in Chinese philosophy.

The conditions of appointment will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal after 3 years. Experienced appointee of Postdoctoral Fellow may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants should include a letter of interest, a CV and at least one writing sample in the application. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Informal inquiries concerning the post can be directed to Professor Andrea Sauchelli, Head of the Department of Philosophy, at [email protected]
Web address to apply https://lingnan.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/...
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Andrea Sauchelli
Contact email
Time created May 6, 2021, 8:05pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 2, 2021, 8:19am HKT
Expired on September 2, 2021, 8:46am HKT
Last updated September 2, 2021, 12:46am UTC
Last update notification
New starting date, job duties and areas of specialisation.
July 29, 2021, 3:59am UTC

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