Job Vacancy - South Asian Studies and Global Studies

  • 2016-04-15


The South Asian Studies Programme (SASP) and the Global Studies Programme (GL) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore seeks a tenurable position at the Associate Professor level.

Candidates should have doctoral training in Politics or Political Economy broadly conceived with a strong grounding in South Asian Studies. The appointee would be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate modules in the Politics of South Asia, Globalisation and Developmental Studies. The successful candidate will also be able to supervise research by advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and contribute to the research profile of the South Asian Studies Programme and the Global Studies Programme at NUS. Familiarity with and competence in a relevant South Asian language is essential. Curriculum development experience would be advantageous.

Applicants must submit (1) a full curriculum vitae; (2) a statement detailing individual research agenda and professional experience; and (3) a statement outlining the contributions she/he can make towards the appointment; (4) a teaching portfolio including student evaluations if available. (5) In addition, applicants must provide names of three academic referees with complete contact details who may be approached directly and confidentially by NUS.

The Search Committee will begin to review applications from 15 May 2016. All materials should be sent to:

Chair, South Asian Studies Programme and Global Studies Programme Search Committee Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

Tel: (65) 65164528; Fax: (65) 67770616 Email:

Short-listed candidates will be invited to make campus visits in August 2016, with a view to the appointments starting, if possible, in January 2017. The appointment will be made to the South Asian Studies Programme as the primary department and the Global Studies Programme as the secondary department.

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For this position, salaries and benefits are highly competitive. For details of benefits, terms and conditions of appointments, see The University provides generous research support to faculty members, including research grants, funds for attending conferences and academic leave.