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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Two Jobs at Yuelu Academy / Hunan University

Yuelu Academy of Hunan University is advertising two jobs that each relates somewhat to Chinese philosophy. I am informed that they are looking for candidates who can teach in English. The jobs:

  • Fields described as “Graeco philosophy, Patristics, medieval philosophy, German classic philosophy, modern Christian theology, Bible studies, comparative religions and Confucian-Christian dialogue, Chinese religions.” More details here.
  • Fields descried as “Medieval, late imperial and modern Chinese history, Chinese historical philology, intellectual history (from Song to Qing), Confucian classics studies, and history of Academies.” More details here.

February 15, 2018 Posted by | China, Confucianism, Job Opening | one comment

Asian Religions Position at Tennessee-Chattanooga

From Ethan Mills:

My department here at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is currently hiring for a tenure-track position in Asian Religions. Please feel free to share this link far and wide, especially with anyone you feel may be a qualified candidate.


February 8, 2018 Posted by | Job Opening, Religion | no comments

Job at City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong is advertising for a position; one option is expertise in Chinese/comparative philosophy; please see here.

February 4, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Hong Kong, Job Opening | no comments

Fall 2018 one-course teaching opportunity at Wesleyan

The Philosophy Department at Wesleyan University is looking for an instructor to teach one section of Classical Chinese Philosophy during the Fall, 2018 semester. (I normally teach this class, but will have a reduced teaching load due to an administrative appointment.) Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter (please be sure to reference your teaching experience) to me. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue as needed. Please also direct any questions to me.

January 30, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | no comments

Zhao Hired by Whitman

Wenqing Zhao wrote to share the following, concerning a job that was advertised in “Asian Ethics” last year. Congratulations, Wenqing!

My name is Wenqing Zhao (赵文清). I received my PhD from City University of Hong Kong in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, I have served as the Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy at Duke University. I will start working at Whitman College as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure Track) in Spring 2018. My main areas of interests are Chinese Philosophy, Bioethics, and Moral Psychology.  

January 8, 2018 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening | one comment

Jobs at National Taiwan University

Three positions in philosophy, one specifically on Pre-Qin Confucian Philosophy, are being advertised at National Taiwan University. Note that successful applicants must be prepared to teach in Mandarin. More more information, read on or see here.

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November 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening, Taiwan | no comments

Overview of Jobs, 2017

Last year (2016) there was a sudden, dramatic increase in the number of tenure-track jobs aimed at least in part at Chinese, Asian, Non-Western, or Comparative Philosophy. Was it the beginning of a trend, or a blip? A review of this year’s offerings suggests that a real change may be taking place. I list here 20 positions that have been advertised for the current job season — approximately the same number as last year. I have included positions with Chinese, Asian, Non-Western, or Comparative in any AOS disjuncts — admittedly, in some of these cases, the job is not aimed narrowly at our field — and I have also included jobs with an Open AOS that further specifies some sort of interest in our field. I also include three interdisciplinary Asian or Chinese Studies positions that explicitly include philosophy. On the other hand, I have not included jobs with specific (i.e., non-Open) AOSes that include Chinese/Asian/Non-Western/Comparative as an AOC. The list is alphabetical. If I have missed any that should be included, or if you have any comments or corrections, please share!

(Note that this post is primarily for the purpose of reflection on the state of the field; the application deadlines for some of these jobs have already passed.)
Revision, 5 November 2017: This list is limited to English-language teaching positions, and as a result I have removed Wuhan University (which requires Mandarin, a fact Paul D’Ambrosio brought to my attention), and revised the number of total jobs to 18. See comments below for a reference to the Wuhan job and at least one other Mandarin-language job.
Revision, 14 November 2017: Added Washington College and revised total to 19.
Revision, 28 November 2017: Added Seton Hill University and revised total to 20.

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November 2, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy, Job Opening, Profession | 9 comments

Job in Chinese Philosophy at CUHK

See here for information about a job at the Chinese university of Hong Kong in Chinese philosophy (preferably pre-Qin).

October 31, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Hong Kong, Job Opening | no comments

Jobs at Wuhan University

The School of Philosophy at Wuhan University is advertising two positions:
https://philjobs.org/job/show/8542 (open rank, tenure track, Chinese philosophy)
https://philjobs.org/job/show/8546 (open rank, tenure track, AOS open)

October 6, 2017 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | one comment

Job at Nazarbayev University

Below is a job advertisement for a faculty position in Asian Studies at Nazarbayev University. The search committee explicitly encourages applications from suitably qualified philosophers for this position.

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in pre-modern Asian studies. The period and specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates specializing in the history and/or religious and philosophical traditions of China and Inner Asia before 1644.

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October 6, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | no comments

Job Opening: University of Hong Kong, Asian Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for an open rank, tenure-track post. Candidates are expected to have Asian philosophy as an area of specialization. Applications will be accepted on line only, through the Academic Jobs Online service. The URL for the job listing is:


The link above provides a detailed description of the application requirements and procedures.

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September 25, 2017 Posted by | Job Opening | no comments

Job: Arizona, Chinese Studies

University of Arizona, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies

The Department of East Asian Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2018. Continue reading “Job: Arizona, Chinese Studies”

September 22, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Chinese Texts, Job Opening | no comments

Job Opening at Calvin College

The Asian Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, pending administrative approval, to teach courses in Asian Studies beginning in August 2018, and to serve as the director of Calvin College’s Semester Program in China. Candidates from Religion, History, and Philosophy will be considered; the successful candidate will be housed in the most appropriate department.


September 12, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | no comments

UCI Job in Jain Studies or Sth Asian Philosophy

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy announces an open rank search for the Shri Parsvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. AOS: Jain studies or South Asian philosophy AOC: Open. We seek a scholar with knowledge of and research interests in Jainism, Jain ethics or Jain philosophy more broadly. We are especially interested in research that can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles to fundamental problems in philosophy, as well as to other religious traditions, ideally using methods of analytic philosophy.

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August 4, 2017 Posted by | Job Opening | no comments

Job at University of Macau

The University of Macau has posted an advertisement for a specialist in Chinese philosophy and religious traditions (open rank). Review of applications will begin on 21 August 2017. More information is here.

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Job Opening | no comments