Job Opportunities

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore seeks applications from scholars with a specialization in the cultural geography of Southeast Asia at the Assistant Professor (tenure track) level. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in field-based teaching and who would be able to coordinate the Faculty’s expanding portfolio of summer school programmes.  The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to teaching introductory and advanced modules in the areas of historical geography, cultural heritage, and critical memory studies in the context of Southeast Asia, as well as engage in research in these areas.

Candidates should have relevant teaching experience, should be actively engaged in research, be fluent in at least one Southeast Asian language, and show evidence of a strong publication record, or the potential to develop one. Scholars with commitment to work in an interdisciplinary environment with an area studies perspective are preferred. Applications from citizens of Southeast Asian countries are encouraged. A PhD is required at the time of appointment.

The appointment will begin no later than August 1, 2016. 

Interested candidates should submit their application including a letter of interest, full CV including publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact details of 3 referees and candidate’s main PhD supervisor to the Chair of the Search Committee under confidential cover.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and plans will be made for a campus visit and interview.

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate may also enjoy the following benefits depending on the type and duration of appointment and citizenship:
Housing benefits
Relocation allowance
Medical and Leave benefits

Candidates should submit all application materials by 5 September 2015. We will begin evaluating candidates immediately, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Inquiries should be directed to:
A/P Vatthana Pholsena
Chair of Search Committee

Completed applications should be submitted to the address below:

Chair of Search Committee
c/o Ms Nur Haizumi Bte Mohd Khafidz
Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
National University of Singapore
Blk AS3, Level 6
3 Arts Link, Singapore 117569

E-mail applications are encouraged, and should be sent to Ms Nur Haizumi at .  


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