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Call for Papers – Conference on The Philosophy of Mythology in the Continental Tradition

Date: 2 – 4 / 12 / 2021

Keynote Speakers:

  1. Markus Gabriel, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  1. Stefan Niklas, University of Amsterdam

Location: CUHK

Organizer: Gregory S. Moss, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Sponsors: CUHK Philosophy Department; The University Grants Committee of Hong Kong; The Society for Systematic Philosophy  

Submission Deadline: Please submit full papers of no more than 8000 words to gsmoss@cuhk.edu.hk by June 31st, 2021. Although English is preferred, participants are welcome to submit papers in either English or German.  

Presentation and Publication: During the conference, participant will be asked to present a shorter version of their paper (approximately 45 minutes), after which there will be a 15 minute period reserved for discussion. All accepted papers will be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed edited volume on the philosophy of mythology.

Financial Support: The Chinese University of Hong Kong has kindly offered some financial support for authors travelling from abroad who are selected to participate in the conference.

Description:

        We invite papers that thematically engage the philosophy of mythology within the Continental tradition writ large. On the one hand, contributors are invited to explore the philosophical thought of the major figures within the history of the philosophy of mythology in the Continental and related traditions, such as Vico, Schlegel, Schelling, Freud, Miki Kiyoshi, Cassirer, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Blumenberg, Adorno, Girard, Žižek, and other related philosophers of mythology. On the other hand, participants are invited to investigate the systematic significance, relevance, and problem of mythological thought as it pertains to other areas of philosophical inquiry, such as the philosophy of culture, philosophical anthropology, comparative philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, political philosophy, ethics, and beyond.

       The Philosophy of Mythology in the Continental Tradition is a part of a larger grant project that is investigating the prospect that myth is an independent cultural form that cannot be understood by reducing it to or modelling it upon any other form of culture. Given this over-arching framework funded by the University Grants Council of Hong Kong, special consideration will be given to papers that critically engage with the concept of the autonomy of myth as it appears in Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Forms or Schelling’s tautegorical conception of myth that he develops in his 1842 lectures, most recently appearing in English as the Historical-Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology.

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Recruitment of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – (200001K5)

Department / Unit: Department of Philosophy
Closing Date: January 4 2021
AOS: Value Theory (in the analytic tradition)
AOC: Open

The Department of Philosophy at CUHK is the biggest philosophy program in Hong Kong. It is pluralistic, with equal strengths in analytic, Asian and Continental philosophy. It has been consistently ranked as the top Philosophy Department in Asia and one of the best worldwide. More information about the department can be found at: http://www.phil.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/web/.

The Department now invites applications for a position in Anglo-American philosophy. [AOS: Value Theory (in the analytic tradition). AOC: Open] Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for the Professor level. Applicants should have a relevant PhD by the time of employment.

Duties include (a) pursuing academic research and publications; (b) applying for external research grants; (c) teaching four courses a year over two semesters in philosophy (undergraduate and graduate) and general education; (d) supervising and examining postgraduate students; and (e) assisting in administrative work in the Department, College, Faculty, and University.

Complete dossier should include (a) a cover letter, indicating what rank you are applying for and explaining why you think you are best suited for the position; (b) a CV, with a complete list of publications (attach the acceptance letter for an accepted but unpublished paper); (c) a research statement; (d) a teaching statement; (e) up to three representative papers, published or unpublished; (f) previous teaching evaluations if any; and (g) three confidential reference letters. Except item (g), the dossiers should be submitted online at the website of Human Resources Office, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (https://www.hro.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/career-opportunities) or be mailed to Chairman, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. Letters of reference should be sent directly by referees by mail at the above address or email at philosophy@cuhk.edu.hk. Applicants are responsible for the completion of their application materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to 3 years commencing August 2021, which, subject to budget, performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Website: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001K5&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00&tzname=Asia%2FHong_Kong

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Recruitment of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – (200001K4)

Department / Unit: Department of Philosophy
Closing Date: January 4 2021
AOS: Continental European Philosophy (preferences for phenomenology and contemporary French philosophy)
AOC: Open

The Department of Philosophy at CUHK is the biggest philosophy program in Hong Kong. It is pluralistic, with equal strengths in analytic, Asian and Continental philosophy. It has been consistently ranked as the top Philosophy Department in Asia and one of the best worldwide. More information about the department can be found at: http://www.phil.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/web/

The Department now invites applications for TWO positions in Philosophy (including one advertised last year [reference no.:190001XU], which was not filled due to the pandemic; those who applied for that position last time are welcome to reapply) with specialization in Continental European Philosophy (preference for phenomenology and contemporary French philosophy). Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for the Professor rank. Applicants should have a relevant PhD by the time of employment. While courses can be taught either in Chinese or English, Chinese language proficiency is a plus.

Duties include (a) pursuing academic research and publications; (b) applying for external research grants; (c) teaching four courses a year over two semesters in philosophy (undergraduate and graduate) and general education; (d) supervising and examining postgraduate students; and (e) assisting in administrative work in Department, College, Faculty, and University. Complete dossier should include (a) a cover letter, indicating what rank you are applying for and explaining why you are best suited for the position; (b) a CV, with a complete list of publications (attach the acceptance letter for an accepted but unpublished paper); (c) a research statement; (d) a teaching statement; (e) up to three representative papers, published or unpublished; (f) previous teaching evaluations if any; and (g) three confidential reference letters. Except item (g), the dossiers should be submitted online at the website of Human Resources Office, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (https://www.hro.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/career-opportunities) or be mailed to Chairman, Dept. of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. Letters of reference should be sent directly by referees by mail at the above address or email at philosophy@cuhk.edu.hk. Applicants are responsible for the completion of their application materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The appointments will initially be made on contract basis for up to 3 years commencing August 2021, which, subject to budget, performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Website: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001K4&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00&tzname=Asia%2FHong_Kong

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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) @ CUHK

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
Monthly stipend: HK$26,600 (approx. US$3,410)
Conference travel allowance: HK$13,300 (approx. US$1,700) per year
Award: 1st year: HK$40,000; 2nd & 3rd year: HK20,000 per year
Accommodation: Guaranteed on-campus accommodation & waiving of on-campus hostel fee for the first year

Step 1
Submit an initial application to the RGC through their on-line application system and obtain a HKPFS reference number.
RGC Application deadline: 1 December 2020
Apply here

Step 2
Submit your full application through CUHK’s Online Application System for Postgraduate Programmes and quote the HKPFS reference number.
CUHK Application deadline: 1 December 2020
Apply here

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Organizer:
Dr. Gregory S. Moss
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy Department
Chinese University of Hong Kong
http://www.phil.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/web/academic/moss-gregory/

For details, please see.

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

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

For conference details, please see.

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