Research Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
02 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and the broad curriculum covers an array of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses. The School of Graduate Studies offers research and taught postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education for the wider society. 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. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Department of Philosophy

(Post Ref.: 23/65)

General Requirements

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy and ethics of AI, philosophy and ethics of risk (catastrophic and existential), decision theory, environmental ethics (esp. climate change), , ethics of data science or other areas related to the impact of new technologies to the future of humanity.

The department has launched a new research centre, the Hong Kong Catastrophic Risk Centre, in January 2022 and the candidate is expected to make a contribution to the development of the Centre.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Philosophy by the start of the appointment. The starting will be no later than August 2023. Applicants are required to have publications in Philosophy, preferably in leading journals. The appointee is expected to (1) carry out research and submit papers to leading journals; (2) submit grant proposals to various funding bodies; (3) organize seminars, reading groups, workshops or other related research activities; and (4) perform administrative duties as assigned by the Head of the Department. The teaching load will normally be only two courses per year, distributed according to the departmental needs and upon mutual agreement.


The conditions of appointment will be competitive. The rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity and incoming passage and baggage allowance for eligible appointee. Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application and upload (i) a CV, (ii) a cover letter, (iii) a research statement, and (iv) a writing sample. Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will begin immediately 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.

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