Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia

University of Johannesburg,
Auckland Park,
South Africa
July 25, 2013
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer
August 11, 2013

The incumbent will be expected to publish original research in peer-reviewed books and journals.

• Teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including thesis supervision.
• Undertake usual administrative duties in the Department and eventually the broader University.


• PhD in Philosophy prior to application or near completion.
• Teaching experience (e.g. marking, tutoring, lecturing)
• Excellent ability to speak and write in English
• Conscientiousness about administrative tasks


• Ability to instruct courses on metaphysics/mind/epistemology.


• Ability to teach African philosophy, experience lecturing to large groups and overseeing tutors.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
May 1, 2013
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor
June 4, 2013

The philosophy programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, is seeking applications for a full-time academic position (contract, renewable, usually 2 or 3 years) starting this August (2013).

Code: [UBD/FASS/008]
Rank: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor
Areas: open — preferably, specialized in and/or competent in teaching and doing research in at least two of the following: Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Science (social sciences included), Islamic Philosophy, Epistemology, Logic and Critical Thinking, Media Ethics, Business Ethics, Environmental Ethics, and Aesthetics

To be considered in this position, applicants must (1) hold a PhD in Philosophy, (2) have a research track record of international, peer-reviewed, publication, (3) experience of teaching philosophy or related subjects (in particular, in undergraduate Philosophy or Philosophy-related interdisciplinary programmes).

Required documents include:

1. comprehensive curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees
2. completed application forms together with copies of academic certificates
3. a statement of specialism and research interests,
4. list of publication,
5. 2 sample writings
6. some sample teaching handouts (if available).

Application forms can be downloaded from our website at . Applications must reach Universiti Brunei Darussalam by 4th June 2013. Completed application forms and other application materials should be sent to:

Registrar and Secretary
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong BE 1410


estab [dot] admin [__at__] ubd [dot] edu [dot] bn

For any enquiries, please feel free to email Dr. Kenny Huen at siusing [dot] huen [__at__] ubd [dot] edu [dot] bn .

UAE University,
Al Ain,
United Arab Emirates
March 16, 2013
Assistant Professor

The Philosophy Department at the United Arab Emirates University invites qualified candidates to apply for a fulltime faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in philosophy to begin in the Fall Semester 2013 (August start). Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, a demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain a research program, publish research findings in refereed journals or equivalent, and actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAE University. The Philosophy Department at UAEU is robust, dynamic and growing. It hosts a vibrant research seminar series, regional conferences, and world class visitors. The faculty are all active researchers in diverse fields. The primary duties of the successful candidate are teaching, research, and service to the university community. The main teaching load is in the university’s General Education program, particularly in courses on critical thinking and ethics. The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, a brief description of current/future research activities, teaching philosophy, and courses taught. English is the language of instruction and communication. Review of applications will begin on 15 April 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Minimum Qualification: Applicants must possess a PhD degree in philosophy from an internationally recognized and reputable university. Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to those with relevant university teaching and research experience in academic environments where English is the medium of instruction and protocol.
Preferred Qualification:Both AOS and AOC are open, but candidates with expertise in Islamic philosophy, history and philosophy of science, and applied ethics are especially encouraged to apply, in order to complement the expertise of faculty currently in the department. Competence in, experience with, and a willingness to use new technologies in teaching is highly desirable. This technology includes, but is not limited to, e-teaching platforms such as Blackboard, Moodle and iPads, and classroom technology such as SMART Boards. Experience in teaching in multicultural contexts, where most students are not native speakers of English, is also highly desirable.

Rank/Experience/Skill Set: Successful candidates are expected to:
1. Have a strong commitment to develop and teach effectively a variety of undergraduate courses with emphasis on the General Education courses in Critical Thinking and Ethics.
2. Contribute to the continuous improvement of curriculum courses and programs through periodic assessment of their outcomes.
3. Undertake research in his/her area of expertise, preferably with a view to supporting this research with external grant funding.
5. Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
7. Undertake academic administrative tasks as appropriate for university faculty members and assume an appropriate level of departmental responsibilities.
8. Work effectively with others in a multicultural academic and professional environment.
9. Demonstrate collegial interpersonal skills.
10. Communicate effectively in spoken and written English.
11. Contribute effectively to our continuous academic growth, research development, and outstanding service.

Contact: Associate Professor William McDonald, Chair of Philosophy, UAE University, email: wmcdonal [__at__] uaeu [dot] ac [dot] ae

University of Macau,
February 14, 2013
PhD Position
March 28, 2013

The position is intended to pursue a PhD degree in philosophy at the University of Macau. The successful candidate should hold a Master's degree from a recognized university, have a high proficiency in English and excellent research skills. The contract period will commence in September 2013.

AOS and AOC are open, but candidates with promising projects in social and political philosophy, aesthetics and/or comparative philosophy will be preferred.

In addition to a monthly stipend of MOP 9,500 (approximately 1,200 USD), the tuition fee will be covered. Applicants are invited to submit applications online at For questions please contact Dr. Mario Wenning at mwenning [__at__] umac [dot] mo.

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