Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia

Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv,
January 20, 2013
Post - Doc Scholarship
February 28, 2013

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University accpets applications for post-doc shcolarships from reseaerchers from all disciplines that study the interplay of science, ethics and democracry. Please see website for more details:

Macquarie University,
December 15, 2012
Lecturer in Philosophy
January 31, 2013

The Department of Philosophy at Macquarie University (Sydney) is a pluralist
department with recognized research excellence in many areas of Philosophy,
including ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and mind and
cognition. We are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Lecturer
who will be actively engaged in our teaching programs and will develop the
research profile of the Department. The appointee will contribute to
teaching in the Mind, Metaphysics and Meaning stream of the Philosophy
Department's undergraduate and postgraduate programs, which include the
following courses: Mind, Meaning and Metaphysics; Philosophy of Science;
Biology, Mind and Culture; Knowledge and Its Limits; Body and Mind; Truth
and Reality; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Cognitive Science. The appointee
will also contribute to teaching of Critical Thinking on a regular basis and
will be expected to convene it from to time.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection
criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

a PhD in Philosophy by the time of appointment
an established research track record of high quality peer reviewed
publications, including a list of publications
a sample of work
potential to apply for research grants from national and international
research bodies
demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching
the potential to undertake Postgraduate supervision in Philosophy
capacity to work in a pluralist department and collaborate with other
teachers and researchers
Salary Package: from $85,295 - $100,919 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's
superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full-time, continuing

Enquiries: Associate Professor JP Deranty on jp [dot] deranty [__at__] mq [dot] edu [dot] au or +61 2
9850 6773

Applications Close: 31 January 2013

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social
inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women
(particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians,
people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically
diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online
recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote
location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the
enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

University of Adelaide,
December 13, 2012
Lecturer - Level B (fixed term)
February 15, 2013

Level B (fixed term, 3 years)
School of Humanities

The University of Adelaide invites applications for the fixed term post of Lecturer (Level B) in Philosophy. The area of specialization is Ethics.

The position is available from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016. Salary range: $83,620-$99,300 per annum, plus attractive superannuation benefits. For further particulars, selection criteria and instructions on the format for applications see the University website on information for future staff:

For information about the department visit:

or contact Jordi Fernández at:

jorge [dot] fernandez [__at__] adelaide [dot] edu [dot] au

Applications, addressing the selection criteria and including residency status and the names, addresses and email details of three referees, should be emailed to:

georgina [dot] deally [__at__] adelaide [dot] edu [dot] au

by 15 February, 2013.

University of Macau,
November 16, 2012
Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives, including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected increase of 40% in student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSH) invites applications for the positions of Full, Associate or Assistant Professor.

Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field. The Areas of Specialisation and Areas of Competence are open, but particular teaching needs within the Programme are primarily in the areas of ethics, Asian philosophy and religions, logic, philosophy of religion and political philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to teaching in one or more of these areas.

The selected candidates are expected to assume duty in August 2013.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM ( (Ref. No.: FSH/DHIST/PHI/FAA/2013). Review of applications will commence on 1 December 2012 and continue until the positions are filled. Other contact points are:

Human Resources Office
University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau
Website:; Email: vacancy [__at__] umac [dot] mo
Tel: +853 8397 8593 or +853 8397 8592; Fax: +853 8397 8694

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Beer Sheva,
November 5, 2012
Tenure track position at the Dept. of Philosophy
January 31, 2013

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Tenure-Track Position in the Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer beginning fall of 2013. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to appointment. The areas of specialization and competence are open. The Department, however, will also take into consideration its own research and teaching interests, as well as its need to diversify its curriculum. The language of instruction at Ben-Gurion University is Hebrew; hence, the ability to teach in Hebrew is mandatory.

 The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013.

Applications must include the following:
• A cover letter stating willingness to begin teaching in the fall of 2013.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• A “Scientific Biography” outlining research orientation and a description of future research plans.
• A description of four courses the candidate can teach.
• Electronic copies of 2 articles (published or unpublished).
• Three letters of recommendation.
All materials should be sent electronically to the Search Committee, Dept. of Philosophy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: lizsh [__at__] bgu [dot] ac [dot] il.
Please make sure that each document is sent in a file which contains the name of the applicant.

Murdoch University,
Murdoch (Perth),
November 1, 2012
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Philosophy
December 10, 2012

• Continuing position
• $97,091 - $157,114, including employer superannuation contributions and an opportunity to salary package
The School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Murdoch University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Philosophy. Philosophy at Murdoch is a small but dynamic program which provides students with a strong education across ‘continental’ and ‘analytic’ domains. Applicants should have a PhD in the area of moral and political philosophy, expertise in professional and applied ethics, demonstrated research excellence, and well developed teaching and leadership skills. The successful candidate will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, contribute to a University-wide expansion of teaching in ethics and will undertake world-standard research.
For further information, please contact the Academic Chair of Philosophy, Dr Peta Bowden, by phone on +61 8 9360 6328 or email p [dot] bowden [__at__] murdoch [dot] edu [dot] au
Application procedures and a position description with detailed selection criteria are available from the Murdoch University website
All applicants are required to address the selection criteria within their application. Please send applications to recruitment [__at__] murdoch [dot] edu [dot] au
Closing date: December 10, 2012

October 11, 2012
December 5, 2012

REFERENCE NO.: 1516/0912

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7,500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The school brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Department of Philosophy is the equal top ranked Philosophy program in Australia according to the Excellence in Research in Australia rankings, and is very highly ranked in the word in all reputational surveys that cover the discipline.

The Department of Philosophy is seeking applicants for a Lectureship in early modern philosophy (Descartes to Hume). The person appointed will be expected to teach junior and senior level courses in these areas, as well as offer supervision at Honours and Postgraduate level.

Essential criteria are a PhD in a relevant area of philosophy; a strong demonstrated interest in and commitment to developing high quality teaching programs in philosophy; the ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduate research students; and demonstrated potential or excellence in research in the relevant areas. Also essential are competency in administrative skills relevant to a university environment, and the personal qualities required to work well with a diverse group of colleagues.

The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment.

Remuneration package (Lecturer, Level B): a competitive remuneration package of $104,644 to $124,263 p.a. is available (which includes a base salary $88,426 to $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 5 December 2012 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

Massey University,
Palmerston North ,
New Zealand
September 7, 2012
Lecturer in Politics
November 16, 2012

Palmerston North

Massey University is New Zealand's defining university. The Manawatu Campus, where this position is located, has a rich research and teaching tradition in relation to the land, natural resources and the environment. Politics is a key social science programme within the School of People, Environment and Planning which has a presence on the Manawatu and Albany campuses.

The appointee will possess, or will have very nearly completed, a relevant doctorate and will have relevant research and teaching expertise in Politics. In particular, the appointee will have expertise in political theory or political philosophy and, ideally, in an applied research area that connects with the research strands of the Politics programme and/or the School of People, Environment and Planning more generally.

The appointee will develop and teach, both internally and extramurally, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and provide supervision at Masterate and PhD level. Teaching will primarily be conducted on the Palmerston North campus, and there is a strong distance education programme.
The successful applicant will contribute to the development of the Politics programme’s postgraduate offerings, to its research and publication profile, and to collegial relations within the programme and the School more broadly.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to the Programme Coordinator, Dr Beth Greener, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand (b [dot] greener [__at__] massey [dot] ac [dot] nz). Other enquiries may be made to the Head of the School of People, Environment and Planning, Dr Allanah Ryan (A [dot] M [dot] Ryan [__at__] massey [dot] ac [dot] nz).

Information regarding the Politics Programme can be accessed at: Massey University’s Strategic Plan, Road to 2020, can be accessed at:

Closing date: 16 Nov 2012
Reference number: A258-12KK
For further information and to apply online, visit:

University of Johannesburg,
South Africa
August 26, 2012
Post-Doc in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, German idealism, phenomenology and/or hermeneutics at UJ
October 5, 2012

The University of Johannesburg is pleased to announce that it intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy. AOS: Post-Kantian European philosophy, German idealism, phenomenology and/or hermeneutics. AOC: Open. Essential: Completed PhD by start date; capacity and motivation to publish in peer-reviewed journals. Start date: Negotiable, but early 2013 desirable. The successful applicant will be expected to participate fully in the Department’s intellectual life, which may include light teaching and administrative duties. Salary: R180.000 p.a. (untaxed, plus a travel fund subject to suitable progress with publications). Duration: one year initially with the possibility of renewal for a second year, depending on publications. Application: candidates should email (a) a research proposal of 700-1000 words, (b) two pieces of written work of 8000-10.000 words, (c) a CV with the email addresses of three referees, and (d) a covering letter to: Dr Rafael Winkler at rwinkler [__at__] uj [dot] ac [dot] za. Deadline: Friday the 5th of October 2012. The University reserves the right not to appoint and to continue searching after the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information about the Department, please visit our website at

National University of Singapore,
June 19, 2012
Head of Department (Full Professor)
September 15, 2012

Applicants are invited for the position of Head of Department with the appointment expected to be made at the level of Full Professor. The Department of Philosophy is part of the Faculty of Arts and the Social Sciences. It offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. There are currently 18 faculty members in the department whose expertise covers analytic philosophy, Chinese philosophy, continental philosophy, and Indian philosophy. The successful candidate must have an international research reputation, a strong interest in teaching, and proven administrative experience and leadership qualities. Remuneration is internationally competitive. The appointment can be on tenure or term contracts.

Applicants should send a full CV and teaching evaluations for the last 3 years to the following address: Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, 3 Arts Link, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117570. The same can be sent by email as Word or PDF attachments to phisearch [__at__] nus [dot] edu [dot] sg. Applicants should also ask for 4 referees to write or e-mail directly to one of the above addresses.

The closing date for application is September 15, 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Enquiries may be directed to phisearch [__at__] nus [dot] edu [dot] sg. For general information about NUS please visit Visit also the Philosophy Department at