Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Thursday, 19 March 2020
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Saturday, 18 April 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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:

Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University is one of the best in Asia. It excels in aesthetics and philosophy of science, and has considerable strength in other core areas of philosophy such as epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. Department members publish in leading journals in the field, such as AnalysisAustralasian Journal of PhilosophyBritish Journal for the Philosophy of ScienceEthicsJournal of Philosophical LogicMindNoûsPhilosophers’ ImprintPhilosophical QuarterlyPhilosophical StudiesPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Philosophy of Science, etc.

More information on the research interests and publications of philosophers at Lingnan University may be found at:

General Requirements

Areas of Specialization: Chinese Philosophy, or Areas with possible bearings on Artificial Intelligence (such as Ethics, Formal Epistemology, Logic, Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science) 

For applicants whose areas of specialization do not include Chinese philosophy, competence in developing and teaching AI-related courses is required.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, and are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching. Applicants are required to have publications in Philosophy, preferably in leading journals. The successful applicant is expected to produce internationally excellent research and obtain competitively awarded research grants. He/She is also expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and design and offer courses in Chinese philosophy or AI-related courses, for both philosophy majors and non-philosophy majors.  The teaching load will normally be four courses per year, which may be reduced under various circumstances, e.g. on receipt of external research funding or due to graduate supervision. 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. Minimum basic salary is over 780,000 HKD per annum on the current salary scale (which is equivalent to around 100,000 USD p.a. at the time of writing.) Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, housing benefits and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible 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 consideration for substantiation.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1, obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: attachment in MS Word).  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.  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.  Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s website:

Enquiries concerning the application process can be directed to Informal inquiries concerning the post can be directed to Professor Jiji Zhang, Head of the Department of Philosophy, at

Review of applications will start from 15 January 2020, 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.

(December 2019)

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