Career Opportunities

Associate Professor in South Asian History, with joint appointment in Department of History


The South Asian Studies Programme (SASP), a constituent unit of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the National University of Singapore, invites applications for a tenured faculty position, at the Associate Professor rank, in South Asian History, to commence in 2020.

The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda focused on South Asian history, with strengths in Islamic history, statecraft, cultural and religious practices, encompassing the medieval and early modern periods and later, and must be able to frame teaching and research within the larger connected context of global and inter-Asian history. The candidate must show a proven ability to conduct research in a South Asian language. Further, a credible record of teaching introductory and advanced courses in themes such as Islam and society, gender, popular culture and art in South Asia will be advantageous. A competitive remuneration package, based on qualifications and experience, will be offered to the selected candidate.

The South Asian Studies Programme and the Department of History are two of 15 Departments within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. SASP, in which the position will be anchored, was established in 1999 and is multi-disciplinary in its research and teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and has a vibrant community of research students.

Application dossiers should include:

  • a CV
  • a list of publications
  • a statement of research interests and evidence of teaching experience and any other relevant information
  • a cover letter explaining why the position at NUS is of interest.

Candidates should also arrange to send confidential letters from three academic referees directly to NUS.


Review of applications will begin on 13 January 2020 and the search shall continue until an appointment is made.

Please submit documents via email to

Or by post to:
Chair, Search Committee (Joint South Asian History Position)
South Asian Studies Programme
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk AS8 Level 6
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260

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