Open Positions

 

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Department of Sociology and Global Production Networks Centre (GPN@NUS)

National University of Singapore invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship (Research) in Sociology to begin as soon as possible. The scholar appointed will be based in the Department of Sociology and affiliated with the newly established Global Production Networks Centre (GPN@NUS).

Professor Henry Yeung, together with Professor Neil Coe as co-Principal Investigator, at the Department of Geography have recently been awarded a S$4.95 million research grant by the NUS Office of Deputy President (Research and Technology) to establish a Faculty-based research centre for the study of global production networks (GPN) and economic development, with a particular focus on Asia. Founded by a team of top researchers from Geography, Economics, Sociology, and Political Science, this Centre is named GPN@NUS and the initial grant is for a 3-year period (though future funding will be sought over time). The Centre will fund and support research programmes and projects for up to S$2 million.

Successful candidates must have

  • A Ph.D. in Sociology from an internationally acclaimed institution or be awaiting conferment of a Ph.D. (the Ph.D. must be awarded by the time that the post is taken up)

  • A strong interest in global production networks and global value chains as well as expertise in a pertinent research domain such as economic sociology, political sociology, and sociology of development

  • A strong track record and promising trajectory in research and publication

  • Excellent communication skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality


Successful candidates are expected to participate actively in the Centre’s activities.

The Department of Sociology offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences and contributes to interdisciplinary programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Department stands among the top sociology departments in Asia, and specializes in sociological and anthropological research on Asian societies. The Department has about thirty faculty members in diverse fields such as family, demography, stratification, medical sociology, comparative-historical sociology, socio-cultural anthropology, and cultural studies. The Department attracts graduate students internationally and we have a rapidly developing postgraduate programme in which students have the option to complete a Ph.D. in either Sociology or Anthropology.  (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/)

The university emphasizes excellence in research, with internationally competitive salaries and opportunities for substantial research funding.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions for the Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) are as follows:

  • Contract to be awarded for 12 months, starting as soon as possible and ideally before 1 August 2015. Subject to good performance, it is renewable for up to another 12 months.

  • An Annual Base Salary up to S$66,000 per year, depending on experience.

  • Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.

  • Travel Assistance may be provided for eligible candidates.

  • Medical benefits in accordance with the Medical Benefit Plan.

  • Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year.

Other benefits that the University provides and information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/index.html. Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, two writing samples, names and contact details for three references, and application form (duly completed).

Send applications to:
Chair, Search Committee
with the subject line “GPN@NUS Postdoctoral Fellowship”
to gpnatnus.soc@nus.edu.sg

Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

 

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Department of Sociology and Global Production Networks Centre (GPN@NUS)

National University of Singapore invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Sociology to begin in the academic year 2015-16. The scholar appointed will be based in the Department of Sociology and affiliated with the newly established Global Production Networks Centre (GPN@NUS).

Professor Henry Yeung, together with Professor Neil Coe as co-Principal Investigator, at the Department of Geography have recently been awarded a S$4.95 million research grant by the NUS Office of Deputy President (Research and Technology) to establish a Faculty-based research centre for the study of global production networks (GPN) and economic development, with a particular focus on Asia. Founded by a team of top researchers from Geography, Economics, Sociology, and Political Science, this Centre is named GPN@NUS and the initial grant is for a 3-year period (though future funding will be sought over time). The Centre will fund and support research programmes and projects for up to S$2 million.

Successful candidates must have

  • A Ph.D. in Sociology from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment

  • A strong interest in global production networks and global value chains as well as expertise in a pertinent research domain such as economic sociology, political sociology, and sociology of development

  • A strong track record and promising trajectory in research and publication

  • Excellent communication skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality

 

Successful candidates are expected to participate actively in the Centre’s activities.

The Department of Sociology offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences and contributes to interdisciplinary programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Department stands among the top sociology departments in Asia, and specializes in sociological and anthropological research on Asian societies. We have about thirty faculty members in diverse fields such as family, demography, stratification, medical sociology, comparative-historical sociology, socio-cultural anthropology, and cultural studies. The Department attracts graduate students internationally and we have a rapidly developing postgraduate programme in which students have the option to complete a Ph.D. in either Sociology or Anthropology.  (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/)

The university emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research, with internationally competitive salaries and opportunities for substantial research funding. The successful candidate is also expected to supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. level.  As the university’s medium of instruction is English, applicants must exhibit a high level of English-competency.

The benefits that the University provides and information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/index.html. Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, two writing samples, names and contact details for three references, and application form (duly completed).

Send applications to:
Chair, Search Committee
with the subject line “GPN@NUS Tenure Track”
to gpnatnus.soc@nus.edu.sg

Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.