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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Ethics or Logic, Critical Thinking
AOC categories Logic
Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 16/225/PJ
Location Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Start date mid-August 2017
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.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.  Applications are now invited for the following post, which will be tenable from mid-August 2017 or by mutual agreement:


Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy

(Post Ref.: 16/225/PJ)

Lingnan University has one of the very best Philosophy departments in Asia, especially with regard to research in Western philosophy.  It excels in aesthetics and philosophy of science, and has considerable strength in other core areas of analytic philosophy such as epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics.  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, and Philosophy of Science.

More information on the research interests and publications of philosophers at Lingnan University may be found at: http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/?page_id=9.


General Requirements

Area of Specialization: Open

Areas of Competence: Ethics or Logic/Critical Thinking

PhD in Philosophy, or in a cognate area such as History and Philosophy of Science

Publications in Philosophy, preferably in leading journals

Teaching experience in Philosophy, at university level or equivalent

The successful applicant will produce internationally excellent research in his/her area of expertise, and obtain competitively awarded research grants to support this work.  He/she will also teach core courses for non-philosophy majors (presently Logic and Critical Thinking and Understanding Morality) as well as upper-level philosophy courses in his/her area of specialization.  The teaching load will normally be five courses per year (with English as the language of instruction).  This load may be reduced under various circumstances, e.g. on receipt of external research funding or due to graduate supervision.


Appointment

The conditions of appointment will be competitive and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Minimum basic salary is approximately 700,000 HKD per annum on the current salary scale (which is equivalent to around 70,000 GBP, 85,000 EUR, 90,000 USD p.a. at the time of writing).  Salaries tax rate in Hong Kong is presently no higher than 15%.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity (payable on completion of every two years of service) and housing allowance for eligible appointee. Incoming passage and baggage allowance is also provided for overseas appointee.

Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment with possibility of tenure after six years.


Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word or PDF format) by 31 January 2017.  Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references.  Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.  Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk.

Enquiries concerning the application process can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.  Informal inquiries concerning the post can be directed to Professor Darrell P. Rowbottom, Head of the Department of Philosophy, at darrellrowbottom@LN.edu.hk.

Review of applications will start from 15 January 2017 and continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

How to apply
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Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word or PDF format) by 31 January 2017. Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk. Enquiries concerning the application process can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk. Informal inquiries concerning the post can be directed to Professor Darrell P. Rowbottom, Head of the Department of Philosophy, at darrellrowbottom@LN.edu.hk.
Web address to apply http://www.LN.edu.hk
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Deadline for full consideration: January 15, 2017, 12:00am HKT

(applications under review)

Hard deadline January 31, 2017, 12:00am HKT
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