Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia

The University of Sydney,
Post date: January 23, 2012
Deadline: March 1, 2012

REFERENCE NO. 2055/1111

• Explore the history and philosophy of time throughout the sciences
• New grant funded research project
• Full-time, 2 year fixed term, attractive remuneration package: $92.6K p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney has received a prestigious grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the nature of time and streamline worldwide academic research on the subject.

The project, entitled New Agendas for the Study of Time: Connecting the Disciplines, will focus on asking which aspects of time belong to which disciplines in order to reinvigorate, and perhaps resolve, age-old puzzles. In achieving this, a new clarity will be brought to the study of time in a global sense, setting the agenda for the subject's future.

As part of the project the University will be making four appointments, each in different disciplinary areas.

This particular Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PRF) will work on the history and philosophy of time, focussing on the way time is understood across a wide variety of disciplines, including economics, psychology, anthropology, cognitive science, and biology. The position will be situated in the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and in this role you will:

• produce a catalogue of concepts of time across various scientific disciplines, with a view to finding commonalities and differences
• publish in journals of high standing, and possibly contribute to chapters in books related to the project
• take an interdisciplinary perspective on your research, which in part will involve continued communication between this role and the other three PRF appointments (which will deal with the philosophy of the physics of time; the psychology and neurobiology of time and the metaphysics of time respectively) as well as participation in two of the three international meetings.
• contribute to a public discussion on the nature of time
• contribute to administration of the project, possibly including its conferences, outreach, and books.

To be successful in this role you will have:

• completed your PhD in HPS (or a relevant discipline) by the project start date of 1 January, 2013
• a strong research record in HPS with a promising research trajectory
• expertise in history and/or philosophy of science, especially relating to the study of time
• an interdisciplinary perspective.

Desirable for appointment is your:

• administrative experience, especially in organizing workshops/seminars

This position represents an outstanding opportunity to capitalize on your previous training and advance your research career.

Please note that the start date for this position will be early January 2013.

Remuneration package: $92,604 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $78,252 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: 1 March 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

University of Adelaide,
Post date: January 17, 2012
Lecturer in philosophy
Deadline: February 24, 2012

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Adelaide

School of Humanities (Ref: 17177)

The School of Humanities at The University of Adelaide invites applications

for the tenurable post of Lecturer (Level B) in Philosophy. The area of

specialization for this vacancy is open.

Continuing position available from 1 July 2012.

Salary: (Level B) $80,019 per annum, plus an employer superannuation

contribution of 17% applies.

Closing date 24/02/2012*

Applicants are asked to address the knowledge and experience and
qualifications sections within the position description,

Please find here the link to the advert, further information and also the
selection criteria

Email applications to
georgina [dot] deally [__at__] adelaide [dot] edu [dot] au

Contact: A/Professor Jennifer A. McMahon

Email: jenny [dot] mcmahon [__at__] adelaide [dot] edu [dot] au

Phone: +61 8 8313 5296

*Please note closing date is later than previously advertised in Advance

Charles Sturt University,
Post date: January 3, 2012
Research Centre Director
Deadline: March 4, 2012

Please note that this is a readvertised position with a revised closing date:

Research Centre Director
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)
- an Australian Research Council Special Research Centre
• Full time, Fixed term – Five (5) years (to be held concurrently with a continuing appointment as Professor)
• Academic Level E - $149,581 (plus loading and 17% Superannuation)
• Canberra, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange or Wagga Wagga
The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) is an Australian Research Council Special Research Centre that commenced operations in 2000 and is now one of the world’s leading research centres in professional and applied ethics. CAPPE boasts a complement of over 20 academic research staff and over 50 postgraduate research students.
We are looking for The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Philosophy or equivalent doctorate in a cognate area with a strong research track record in one or more fields of professional and applied ethics. Candidates must also have a background in university teaching/postgraduate supervision and curriculum development together with superior administration skills including in budget management and supervision of staff. Demonstrable leadership ability and communication and networking skills are a necessity.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to lead a high profile, internationally recognised research centre in partnership with two other highly regarded Australian Universities
Please visit our website: and

Applications Close: March 4th, 2012. For more information on CAPPE see website Professor Seumas Miller: semiller [__at__] csu [dot] edu [dot] au
E-mail: semiller [__at__] csu [dot] edu [dot] au

University of Melbourne,
Post date: November 29, 2011
Climate Ethics
Deadline: December 11, 2011

The Research Fellow will be employed on the Australian Research Council Funded project entitled ‘Egalitarianism and Climate Justice’. The aim of the project is to provide a new framework for how to fairly distribute the costs of responding to climate change, and to contribute to the understanding of a range of moral issues associated with climate change.

Salary range: $57,351 - $77,825 (Level A)
The Research Fellow will be based at The University of Melbourne under the supervision of Dr Jeremy Moss at the Social Justice Initiative.
This is a two year, non-teaching .6 position. Deadline for applications December 11th 2011.
For further information go to
Or contact: Dr Jeremy Moss: jmoss [__at__] unimelb [dot] edu [dot] au

Charles Sturt University,
Post date: November 24, 2011
Ethics Centre Director
Deadline: February 28, 2012

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY, DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR APPLIED ETHICS AND PUBLIC ETHICS, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA. This is a full professorship (level E - $175,009 plus loading, including 17% Superannuation) in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), an Australian Research Council Special Research involving a partnership between Charles Sturt University and The University of Melbourne. With a complement of over 20 research staff and over 50 graduate students, CAPPE is one of the world’s leading research centres in professional and applied ethics. The appointee will hold a continuing substantive appointment as Professor at Charles Sturt University and concurrently will be appointed as Director CAPPE for a fixed-term of five years. The post involves research, supervision of graduate students and academic leadership. CAPPE conducts research in a wide range of areas including criminal justice ethics, business ethics, bioethics, computer ethics, environmental ethics and global justice. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Philosophy or equivalent doctorate in a cognate area with a strong research track record in one or more field of applied philosophy and public ethics. Candidates must have also have a background in university teaching/postgraduate supervision and curriculum development together with superior administration skills including budget management and supervision of staff. Demonstrable leadership ability, and communication, entrepreneurial and networking skills are necessary. Applications close February 28th, 2012. For more information on CAPPE see website Professor Seumas Miller: smiller [__at__] csu [dot] edu [dot] au; tel: (61)0408638043.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Post date: October 31, 2011
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Greek Philosophy
Deadline: December 31, 2011

The Department of Philosophy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer (Assistant Professor). The appointment will begin in the fall of 2012.
The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy with an A.O.S. in Greek philosophy, or with an A.O.C. in Greek philosophy and an A.O.S in a main period of the history of Western philosophy.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2011.
Applications should include the following items:
• Curriculum Vitae and list of publications
• “Scientific biography” outlining research orientation and plans for the near future
• A description of four courses the candidate can teach in the field of Greek philosophy, with indication of whether the course would be taught at an introductory or advanced level (and the rationale for teaching it one way or another)
• Description of four courses in philosophy the candidate can teach outside the field of Greek philosophy, with indication of whether the courses would be taught at the introductory or advanced level (and the rationale for teaching them one way or another)
• Language of instruction: Hebrew
• Electronic copies of two recent published articles
• Cover letter stating willingness to begin teaching in the fall of 2012
• Three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the search committee

All material should be sent to the Dean’s office, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: deanh [__at__] bgu [dot] ac [dot] il

University of Waikato,
New Zealand
Post date: October 27, 2011
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Deadline: November 30, 2011

A full-time, continuing position is available in Philosophy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Philosophy is a key programme in the School of Social Sciences, with large first year classes, a sold cohort of majors and a modest graduate programme which is a priority for growth.

As the successful candidate, you will have the ability to teach environmental ethics and play a significant role in teaching of related philosophy subjects at the undergraduate and graduate level including: ethical theory, applied ethics and political philosophy. You must be an active researcher with proven ability to publish regularly in high quality international journals, and have a willingness to collaborate both nationally and internationally. Interdisciplinary research experience would be an advantage. You will have a PhD in philosophy, preferably specialising in ethics.

Current salary range for Lecturers is NZ$65,886 to $80,441 per year and for Senior Lecturers is NZ$82,468 to $110,614 per year.

The position is available from February 2012.

Further information about the Philosophy Programme is available at Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Cathy Legg, Convenor of the Philosophy Programme, email: clegg [__at__] waikato [dot] ac [dot] nz

Closing date: 30 November 2011 Vacancy number: 310288
For more information and to apply, visit

United Arab Emirates University,
Al Ain,
United Arab Emirates
Post date: October 1, 2011
2 positions open at UAEU: Ethics, Epistemology, Logic
Deadline: November 15, 2011

United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2 permanent positions, Budget Pending

Start Date: August 2012

AOS: OPEN, Strong Preference for Ethics, Epistemology or Logic. AOC: Applied
Ethics, Environmental Ethics. Department has teaching needs for critical
thinking, medical ethics, professional/business ethics, international
ethics, human rights theory, citizenship theory, ethics in corporate
governance. The department does not have needs in history of philosophy,
philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, social/political philosophy or
Islamic philosophy at this time.

UAEU seeks faculty research in the area of ethics and cognitive science. The
department participates in interdisciplinary cognitive science research with
faculty in linguistics and robotics. UAEU is also developing
interdisciplinary research capacity in environmental studies, with focus on
water use. Thus, those with research interest in cognitive moral studies,
cognitive science, or environmental ethics/policy will be preferred.

Candidate must have PH.D in hand by January 2012, with preference for those
with full-time teaching experience and publication in AOS. The language of
instruction is English. Official teaching load is currently 4/4, with
possible reduction for outstanding candidates or via grants. Most faculty
are on a 3/3 load.

UAEU is located in the desert oasis city of Al Ain (population c. 600,000).
Al Ain is approx. 120km drive from the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Benefits include: housing, private school tuition subsidies for children,
health care, annual airline tickets for faculty and family, furnishing
allowance and end-of-service gratuity. Tax-free salary is based on prior
experience and research record.

Please email applications or inquiries to philosophy [__at__] uaeu [dot] ac [dot] ae, addressed
to Department Chair. Initial application should include cover letter, CV,
short sample of research, and contact information for 3 references.
Candidates will be selected for interviews at Eastern Division Meeting of
APA. Deadline for application is 15 Nov. 2011.

University of Stellenbosch,
South Africa
Post date: September 16, 2011
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer/Junior Lecturer (1 post) (Ref. LSW07/218/0911)
Deadline: September 30, 2011

Requirements: Senior Lecturer – A Doctorate in Philosophy. Lecturer – A Master’s degree in Philosophy. Junior Lecturer – An Honours degree in Philosophy (or an equal qualification on all three levels). For all post levels: A proven teaching, research and community interaction record • ability to teach effectively in both Afrikaans and English.
Commencement of duties: 1 January 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: 30 September 2011
Enquiries regarding this position: Prof. Anton van Niekerk on 021 808 2418 or aavn [__at__] sun [dot] ac [dot] za
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

University of Cape Town,
Cape Town,
South Africa
Post date: September 12, 2011
Lecturer (Two-year Contract Post)
Deadline: October 3, 2011

The Philosophy Department at the University of Cape Town in South Africa wishes to appoint a Lecturer on a two-year contract post (US equivalent of Visiting Assistant Professor) for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014.

Requirements include:

PhD in Philosophy
An excellent teacher, preferably to lecture to a large (400+ students) Introduction to Philosophy course
Epistemology as an area of specialization is preferred
Teaching competence in Business Ethics or Bioethics will be an advantage.

The annual remuneration package, is negotiable between R 210 897 and R 403 124.

Application process:

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (download at and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, to Mr Gavin Matthee, Human Resources, Humanities Faculty, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700.

Email: Gavin [dot] Matthee [__at__] uct [dot] ac [dot] za ; Tel: +27 21 6504388 Website:

Department website:

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Late applications will be considered.

Reference number for this position: 2333

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