Jobs in Philosophy in Asia/Africa/Australasia

University of Melbourne,
November 2, 2010
Lectureship (level B) in Contemporary European Philosophy
November 21, 2010

A continuing position with an AOS of continental philosophy; AOC is open. For full details of the position, as well as instructions on how to apply for the position, please consult the University of Melbourne website at the link given below.

The University of Sydney,
November 1, 2010
December 3, 2010

REFERENCE NO. 2953/0910

• Internationally recognised school
• Join the Pragmatic Foundations Project
• Develop your academic career under the guidance and support of leading academics

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 6,800 permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.

The School invites applications from qualified individuals for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, to be tenable in the Centre for Time, Department of Philosophy, SOPHI in the Faculty of Arts.

Successful applicants will join the Pragmatic Foundations Project, established in association with a second ARC Federation Fellowship awarded to Professor Huw Price in 2007. Further details of the project may be obtained from Professor Price (contact details below). The appointees will be expected to conduct research in an area of philosophy of relevance to the project; to assist in organising research workshops and conferences; vigorously to pursue new external research funding in support of these activities, both individually and in collaboration with other researchers; and to assist in the supervision of postgraduate research students.

The successful applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of philosophy, and very strong evidence of research performance and potential at international level. Experience in the organisation of research networks, workshops and seminars, and evidence of ability to work cooperatively with others, are desirable.

The positions are full-time fixed term for up to two years, by arrangement, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period. We welcome applications from researchers seeking secondment from positions elsewhere, and will endeavour to offer flexible starting dates, etc, to successful candidates seeking such arrangements. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. For further information contact Professor Huw Price on +61 2 9351 4057 or e-mail: huw [dot] price [__at__] sydney [dot] edu [dot] au.

Remuneration package: a competitive remuneration package at Academic A from $85,991 is available (consisting of a base salary of $72,664, 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: 3 December 2010

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 reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

American University in Cairo,
September 28, 2010
tenure-track position in Philosophy
November 10, 2010

Job Description:

The American University in Cairo (AUC) announces a tenure-track position in Philosophy, to begin in fall 2011. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda. Teaching experience an asset but not required. English is the language of instruction. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester, with two preparations, as most philosophy faculty teach two sections per semester of AUC's freshman/sophomore level Philosophical Thinking course. Generous research and conference grants, release time and a pre-tenure leave are available in support of research efforts. AOS: Open, AOC: History of Philosophy. Applicants with strong records of interest and achievement Ancient or Islamic philosophy are especially encouraged to apply.

PhD in hand at the time of appointment.

Additional Information:
For full consideration, applications should be received by Nov. 10, 2010.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) List names and contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background. Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).

University of Sydney,
September 20, 2010
Lecturer in Ethics
December 8, 2010

REFERENCE NO. 2027/0710

The Philosophy Department at the University of Sydney has internationally recognised research strengths in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, metaethics, decision theory, American pragmatism, feminist philosophy and metaphysics.

We are currently seeking a Lecturer in Ethics (equivalent to a U.S. Assistant Professor) to teach an introductory ethics course to students from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as specialised higher level courses. Your experience in developing high quality teaching programmes in philosophy will also see you supervise doctoral and other postgraduate research in ethics. To succeed you will possess a PhD in philosophy, be a skilful teacher and have research expertise in ethics demonstrated through high-quality publications.

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

Remuneration package: a competitive remuneration package of $97 172 - $115 390 is available (consisting of a base salary Level B $82 112 – $97 506, 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: 8 December 2010

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 reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy,
Canberra, ACT,
August 23, 2010
Lecturer in Applied Ethics
September 13, 2010

Lecturer in Applied Ethics
Salary: Level B: $80,028 - $94,344 pa
A great opportunity exists in the area of Applied Ethics at UNSW@ADFA. This position will enable the School to strengthen its research and expand its teaching in areas covering practical and applied ethics. It is expected that the person appointed will teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in military ethics and one or more of the following areas: ethics of leadership, business ethics and/or engineering ethics. You will be able to supervise research students in these fields.
The starting date for this position is Monday 31 January 2011 or earlier by negotiation.
Position description is available at:
For additional information regarding the position, please contact Professor David Lovell, on (02) 6268 88844 or email: d [dot] lovell [__at__] adfa [dot] edu [dot] au
Applications must systematically address the selection criteria and include a resume and the names and addresses of at least three referees.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

National University of Lesotho,
August 4, 2010
Professor - Philosophy
September 10, 2010





Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for one position of 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 10 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 core and Applied Philosophy;
· He/she must have attained the rank of Professor before submitting his/her application;
· He /she must be of good conduct
The successful candidate will be expected to resume duty in January, 2011.


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.

REMUNERATION: The university offers competitive salaries and other benefits.


In their application, applicants should state qualifications, experience and provide other information to assist the University to determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide CV’s (including telephone, telefax and e-mail) and certified copies of educational certificates. Letters addressed: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN will not be accepted as references. Applicants should inform their three referees to submit their references directly to the address below before the stipulated closing date to the Senior Assistant Registrar (Appointments) National University of Lesotho P.O. Roma 180. C losing date for receiving applications is 10 th September, 2010. Informal enquiries should be directed to the HOD, Dr. Paul Omoyefa through omoyefa [__at__] yahoo [dot] com

Seoul National University,
South Korea
August 1, 2010
Full-time Faculty (Tenure Track)
August 31, 2010

Full-Time Tenure-Track, Department of Aesthetics, College of Humanities, Seoul National University

The Department of Aesthetics at Seoul National University invites applications for tenure-track foreign faculty positions, beginning in March 1, 2011. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment and should be non-Korean citizens.

Seoul National University is the top-ranking university in Korea, with 30,000 students and 2,300 faculty members. (Please visit our website at for more information.) We are highly committed to preparing students to live as responsible leaders in an increasingly interconnected world. The Department of Aesthetics at Seoul National University invites applications for a tenure track professorship in the Contemporary French Aesthetics. The field of specialty may be based on philosophical theories. And this position is reserved for those who can lecture in English.

All applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and a minimum of two publications (including the Ph.D. dissertation) at the time of appointment.

Successful candidates will teach two three-credit-hour courses per semester in English, including a lower division course in support of the liberal arts curriculum and an upper division or graduate course in the major area.

Salary and Benefit:
The salary is approximately 50,000 U.S.dollars and may vary depending on previous career.(It is commensurate with qualifications and experience.) Faculty housing on campus is available.

Application Procedure:
For consideration, please mail (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research and teaching interests(The Microsoft Word files and PDF files are acceptable.), and (4) two letters of recommendation by September 20, 2010, to: meehak [__at__] snu [dot] ac [dot] kr (Fax.+82-2-877-6340.)

Vita should include educational background, teaching experience, a list of published research articles, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Search Committee
Department of Aesthetics
Seoul National University
599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul, Korea 151-745

Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Jinyup Kim (Associate Professor of Department) at meehak [__at__] snu [dot] ac [dot] kr or at +82-2-880-6245

The University of Melbourne,
July 16, 2010
G. Higgins Lecturer in the History of Philosophy
August 15, 2010

AOS: History of Philosophy
AOC: Open

This position is a 3-year Lectureship (Level B) in the area of the History of Modern Philosophy, up to the end of the nineteenth century, including the rise of the rationalist and empiricist traditions, as well as the Kantian and post-Kantian era. You will be expected to research, teach and administer at levels commensurate with the level of the position. You must be a proven and successful teacher with a strong record of research.

Further details can be found online

Closing date: 15 August 2010 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology ,
South Korea
July 15, 2010
Assistant Philosophy Instructor
July 25, 2010

Yearly Salary: Approximately 25,000 US dollars

Qualification: M.A. in philosophy preferred. B.A. in philosophy will be considered.

An assistant instructor will assist a master instructor (professor) in teaching a 100 level philosophy course. About 375 students register for the course a semester. His duty includes (1) grading exams, quizzes, term papers, and postings in online discussion boards, (2) commenting on students’ postings in the online discussion boards, (3) assigning final grades to students, and (4) responding to students’ email inquiries. He will sit in master instructors’ offline classes at least two times a week. He will not teach any offline class. So he will act more like a teaching assistant than a professor teaching an independent course. Contract can be renewed every year depending on the job performance.

Send your resume to nature [__at__] unist [dot] ac [dot] kr.

Istanbul Sehir University,
July 12, 2010
Multiple Positions

The Department of Philosophy at Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey, invites applications for anticipated full-time positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels available at the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester / August 1, 2011. Successful candidates, once hired, are expected to fulfill the Department’s requirements with regard to teaching, research, record of publications, and service to the institution.

Junior candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of publication and teaching experience. Senior candidates must have an excellent record in research and teaching.

Istanbul Sehir University (ŞEHİR) is a newly founded, private institution owned by the Foundation for Sciences and Arts based in Istanbul, Turkey, which has been dedicated to research and teaching in social sciences and humanities for the last 25 years. Building on a quarter-century of experience, ŞEHİR aims to be an elite research university in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The medium of instruction is English. The campus is located in Dragos, Istanbul, on the shores of the Marmara Sea, overlooking the beautiful Princess Islands.

ŞEHİR is an equal opportunity employer, and socially and financially supports its faculty members’ housing, medical insurance and other needs. Salary is competitive and commensurate to rank, experience and qualifications. Several fringe benefits (housing and travel allowance, private health insurance, sabbatical leave etc.) will apply.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2010, and continue until the positions are filled. Please submit an application file that includes information about your research and teaching interests, your curriculum vitae, two samples of written work and names of three references (for senior candidates) or three letters of recommendation (for junior candidates) via e-mail to: Human Resources (ik [__at__] sehir [dot] edu [dot] tr). Short-listed candidates will be individually informed of their selection for formal interviews and job talks/lectures.