Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
24 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy in the School of Humanities (Philosophy) (Ref.: 502114), to commence on July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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.  Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in philosophy, with political philosophy as an area of specialization. The appointee is 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, including introductory first-year courses. Information about the Department can be obtained at Enquiries may be sent to Professor Max Deutsch, 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 appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and/or University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling 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 (1) an anonymized sample of written work; (2) an anonymized research statement, indicating what rank the candidate is applying for; (3) an anonymized list of the journals and anthologies in which the candidate has published articles and publishers of the candidate’s books, if any; (4) an up-to-date C.V.; (5) teaching portfolio; and (6) invite at least three referees to submit confidential references directly to  To facilitate blind review, the Department requests that items (1), (2), and (3) above be anonymized by removing any identifying information, such as name and institutional affiliation. Review of applications will start on September 24, 2020 and continue until November 15, 2020.

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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