Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia

The University of Melbourne,
Post date: December 8, 2009
Lecturer in Political Philosophy
Deadline: January 11, 2010

Position no.: 0022289
Employment type: Full-time Continuing
Campus: Parkville

School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry
Faculty of Arts

Salary: $73,863 - $87,710 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%

The position is in the area of Political Philosophy, including classic texts and contemporary applications. The successful applicant will be expected to research, teach and administer at levels commensurate with the level of the position. The person must be a proven and successful teacher and must have a strong record of research. The School has various needs and priorities which will be taken into account when making the appointment.

Close date: 11 Jan 2010

For full position description and information about how to apply see:

For further information, contact: Dr. Karen Jones: jonek [__at__] unimelb [dot] edu [dot] au.

University of Otago,
New Zealand
Post date: December 1, 2009
Chair in Philosophy at the University of Otago
Deadline: December 15, 2009

The University’s intention is to appoint an eminent scholar in Analytic Philosophy who will build on the Department’s research and teaching strengths. These include: Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, History of Philosophy, Logic, Metaethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy and History of Science.
As well as being actively engaged in research, the successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, and to supervise research students at honours and postgraduate levels. Many current graduate students come from outside New Zealand and an appointment that will attract graduate students to Otago is valued. (The normal teaching expectation in the Department of Philosophy is between two and a half and three courses per year at various levels, together with the supervision of research for 400- level Honours dissertations and MA and PhD theses.)
The successful applicant will be responsible to the Head of the Department of Philosophy. The Headship of the Department is a three to five year position and the successful applicant would not initially be expected to take on this role. All members of the Department take on some research-related or teaching-related administrative tasks.
Objectives of the Position
- To provide academic and professional leadership.
- To foster an academic environment which encourages excellence in research and teaching and supports the keen pursuit of knowledge and competence in staff and students.
- To promote Philosophy as a discipline by developing strong relationships with overseas institutions, other disciplines and the wider community.
- To promote core Department values including integrity, professionalism, collegiality, quality of teaching, academic rigour, and a focus on the needs of students.
- To strengthen the international reputation of the Department.

The Australian National University - Research School of Humanities and the Arts,
Post date: November 30, 2009
VIsiting Fellowships
Deadline: February 28, 2010

Applications for Visiting Fellows 2011
Humanities Research Centre,
The Australian National University - Research School of Humanities and the Arts

The Humanities Research Centre is an international centre for excellence in the Humanities and a catalyst for innovative Humanities scholarship and research within The Australian National University. The HRC interprets the "Humanities" generously, recognising that new methods of theoretical enquiry have done much to break down the traditional distinction between the humanities and the interpretive social sciences; recognising, too, the importance of establishing dialogue between the humanities and the natural and technological sciences, and the creative arts. One of its central functions is to bring to Australia scholars of international standing who will provoke fresh ideas within, and beyond, the academic community.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships tenable at the HRC in 2011 are now invited. The majority of Fellowships will be awarded to scholars whose current projects relate to the HRC annual theme for 2011, The World and World-Making in Humanities and the Arts. Outstanding non-thematic applications will also be considered.

Applications for fellowships to the Freilich Foundation to work in the area of bigotry and tolerance are also welcome.

Enquiries T: +61 6125 4357 F: 6125 1380

Post date: October 9, 2009
Associate Professor Philosophy at National University of Philosophy
Deadline: October 23, 2009


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for one position of Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy. This position will be permanent and pensionable for Lesotho nationals but full time on contract for a period of two years with a possibility of renewal for non-locals.


• PhD degree in Philosophy;
• At least 5 years’ post-PhD experience in an academic or research environment;
• Successful supervision of postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students;
• Evidence of mentorship of junior staff ;
• Sustained record of research demonstrated by publications in accredited peer-reviewed journals;
• Demonstrated ability to attract research funding would be an added advantage;
• Teaching experience especially at the university level is essential;
• Preference would be given to candidates who could also teach courses in Applied Philosophy sector;.
• He/she must have attained the rank of Associated Professor before submitting his/her application.
The successful candidate will be expected to resume duty in January, 2010.


The successful candidate will undertake teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in applied and core areas of Philosophy; supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research projects; initiate and/or participate in research and seminar programmes in the department; and perform other duties including administrative, as would be required of him/her by the department from time to time.

The University offers competitive salaries and other benefits.

Applicants are to address the stated qualifications and provide other information to assist University to determine their suitability for the post. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, telefax and e-mail) certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts and three typed references, one of which should be from the current or previous employer. Applicants should inform their referees to submit their references directly to the above address before the stipulated closing date to: Office of Human Resources, National University of Lesotho, P.O. Roma, 180, CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIVING FULL APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITIONS ABOVE IS 23rd OCTOBER 2009.

Informal enquiries could be directed to the HOD, Dr Paul Omoyefa through Omoyefa [__at__] yahoo [dot] com