CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Ph.D. Scholarship Scheme

CUHK launches a new “CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Ph.D. Scholarship Scheme” to support outstanding students to study a Ph.D. at CUHK, after they have had to give up opportunities to study abroad because of the current pandemic and travel restrictions in various countries. The new scheme will be introduced in academic year 2020-2021. In addition to the studentships of HK$216,300 per annum within the normative study period, selected students will also receive an award of HK$80,000 to realise their study goals.

Interested students who are planning to pursue a full-time Ph.D. at CUHK in the academic year 2020-2021 and fulfil the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Applicants should have an excellent academic performance and have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent.
  • They were being offered a full-time Ph.D. place in a top overseas university for the academic year 2020-2021, but are needing to change their study plans due to the recent pandemic and travel restrictions.

Application deadline 30 June 2020. Details: https://bit.ly/3fzOKFA


Remarks on submission of supporting documents for applications of research Programmes

  • Official transcripts should be sent directly to us in a sealed envelope from the issuing university.
  • Original valid official score report of TOEFL and IELTS sent directly from the test organizations to our office.
  • All other documents (sample paper, research proposal…etc.), you can email them to us via this email address: divphil@cuhk.edu.hk. It is not necessary to submit documents in hard-copy to our office.


Job Openings: Part-time Teachers (UGE)

Department of Philosophy is looking for part-time lecturers to teach University General Education (UGE) Courses offered by the department. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in philosophy. Please send your application to the head of department, Professor HUANG, Yong.

For UGE courses offered by the department in recent years, please visit the following page.


Call for Applications for Ernst Cassirer Summer School

Keynote Lecturers:

1. Professor Titular Hernán Pringe, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
2. Professor Gerald Hartung, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Deutschland
3. Professor Sebastian Luft, Marquette University, United States

Application Instructions:
Please send the following documents to gsmoss@cuhk.edu.hk by March 15th, 2019.

• CV of no more than 3 pages.
• 1 Page Statement of Intent.
• Short Writing Sample under 3000 words in either English or German.

Conditions for Application:
All applicants must have at least one degree in philosophy. (All readings and seminars will be conducted in English. The course will be open to a maximum of 10 international participants and 10 additional local participants from Hong Kong. All participants will be provided with the required readings.)

Financial Support:
The Summer School in Neo-Kantian Philosophy is generously supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, as well as the Chinese University of Hong Kong. All accepted international applications will be provided free accommodation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Gregory S. Moss
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy Department
Chinese University of Hong Kong

For details, please see.


Cancellation: Tang Chun-I Visiting Professorship Public Lecture (29/10/2018)


Call for Papers: Philosophy of Negation: The Concept of the Negative in Classical German Philosophy

For conference details, please see.


Obituary of Prof. Fok Tou-hui

The Department of Philosophy mourns the passing of Mr. Fok Tou-hui, retired professor of the Department, on 6 June 2018 in Beijing at the age of 78. We offer our deep condolences to his family.

Mr. Fok was born in Hainan in 1940. He came to Hong Kong in 1957. Since 1964 he was under the tutelage of Mr. Tang Junyi and graduated from New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies two years later. He then went to Otani University, Kyoto in 1969 to pursue his doctoral studies. He began his 27 years of service at the Department in 1972, teaching Chinese philosophy, Buddhism, and Indian philosophy. In 1982 he was co-appointed by New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies as a researcher. As the founder of the Dharmasthiti Group, Mr. Fok was acclaimed for his deep devotion to promoting Confucian studies, life education and xingqing education. In 2009, Mr. Fok and the Dharmasthiti Group participated in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Department and the centenary of Mr. Tang Junyi by co-organizing the international conference “New Directions in Chinese Philosophy” and the exhibition “Guardian of the Spiritual Value of Chinese Culture: Tang Chun-I Centenary Exhibition”. Mr. Fok will be dearly remembered by all of us as an exemplary teacher and a keen supporter of our Department.

May he rest in peace.

Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
8 June 2018


Recruitment of Senior Lecturer / Lecturer (Closing Date: December 11, 2017)

Department / Unit: Department of Philosophy
Closing Date: December 11, 2017

Applicants should have (i) a Master’s degree or above with specialization in Chinese or Western philosophy; (ii) at least ten years’ post-Master teaching experience in tertiary education (for Senior Lecturer rank) or at least four years’ post-Master teaching experience in tertiary education (for Lecturer rank); and (iii) competence to teach a wide range of courses is an advantage. The successful candidate will mainly teach a variety of courses as selected from the department’s curriculum in general education courses, which include Logic, Art and Methodology of Thinking, Chinese Culture and its Philosophy, Outlines of Chinese Culture and so on; in addition to some courses in the philosophy major program as may occasionally be required.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to two years commencing August 2018, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Website: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=170002AV&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00


Recruitment of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Closing Date: November 30, 2017)

Department / Unit: Department of Philosophy
Closing Date: November 30, 2017

Applicants should have a relevant PhD degree and specialize in Chinese philosophy, preferably in Pre-Qin period. Preference will be given to candidates with publications in both Chinese and English. Applicants for Associate Professorship should have good teaching experience and a strong record in research. The appointee will (a) teach undergraduate (including general education) and postgraduate courses; (b) conduct research; and (c) undertake administrative duties. Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing in August 2018, which, subject to mutual aggreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applicants should submit a full CV, publications or sample writings, and 3 letters of recommendation via online application system, or to the Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Website: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700024F&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00






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