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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 3
Location Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Start date Flexible; between March and December 2022
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 393,624 HKD (~ 50,000 USD) that can be topped up at the department’s discretion, and a research and travel allowance of 12,920 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: Lingnan Philosophy have fielded a number of successful applicants in recent years, 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 2018, or (b) will complete the requirement of a PhD degree or an equivalent qualification by 31 August 2022. 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. However, 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/

Applicants should email a short cover letter, CV and writing sample to Peter Hawke ([email protected]) with subject line "Postdoctoral Fellowship Application". Shortlisted candidates will additionally be asked to submit two letters of reference and a research proposal. The deadline for applications is 20 September 2021. Interviews will be conducted soon afterwards, with nominations to be decided around the beginning of October and final fellowship results announced in March 2022.

Please feel free to email Peter Hawke ([email protected]) 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, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, 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. 

How to apply
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Instructions
Applicants should email a short cover letter, CV and writing sample to Peter Hawke ([email protected]) with subject line "Postdoctoral Fellowship Application". Shortlisted candidates will additionally be asked to submit a research proposal and two letters of reference.
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Deadline for full consideration: September 20, 2021, 12:00pm HKT

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Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Web address for more information https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/funding_opport/pdfs...
Contact name Peter Hawke
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date December 31, 2021, 1:32pm HKT
Last updated September 2, 2021, 2:09pm UTC
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