Post-doctoral Fellow in Philosophy

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Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
12 Nov 2021
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31 May 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Arts (04000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts (Ref.: 508783), to commence as soon as possible for a period of two years.

Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. degree in relevant fields of philosophy or cognitive science by the time of appointment. The position is open to all areas of specialization, but applicants will need to provide a plan for a two-year research project related to the philosophy of AI or philosophy of technology more generally.

This appointment will be affiliated with Chair Professor Herman Cappelen’s new research group: AI&Humanity-Lab@HKU (AI&H).  The Post-doctoral Fellow is expected to participate actively in the work of AI&H. Applicants should submit project proposals (max. 5 pages) that falls within the project’s remit, including but not limited to: explainable and interpretable AI, the ethics and politics of AI, AI governance, algorithmic bias, the alignment problem, AI risk, AI and the extended mind thesis, the role of AI in online communication, and the metaphysics of virtual reality.

Information about the Faculty and the Department of Philosophy can be found at and Enquiries about the duties of the post can be directed to Chair Professor Herman Cappelen (

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 University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a letter of application, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, research proposal (max. 5 pages), and provide (at least) two referees’ names and contact details.  Shortlisted applicants will be requested to arrange for at least two references, including one from their Ph.D. supervisor/advisor.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 31, 2022 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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