Professor/Associate Professor on Tenure Terms and Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 December 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Humanities (05200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointments as Professor/Associate Professor on tenure terms and Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Philosophy in the School of Humanities (Philosophy) (2 posts) (Ref.: 503287), to commence on August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.  Appointments as Assistant Professor will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in philosophy. The positions are open to all areas of specialization, but applicants with competence in (a) non-Western philosophy or (b) social, moral or political philosophy are strongly preferred.

The appointees are expected to develop a vigorous, independent research programme, to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to handle the usual non-teaching duties. Total teaching load will be three to four courses per year for each position, including introductory first-year courses. Information about the Department can be obtained at Enquiries may be sent to Professor Herman Cappelen, Department of Philosophy (e-mail:

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date, anonymized CV (with name removed). Review of applications will commence from February 28, 2021 and continue until December 31, 2021 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

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