Position Opening: Asst. Prof., International Relations and Political Science, NSU, Depts. of Japanese Studies and Global Studies

  • 2016-06-17
Position: Assistant Professor, International Relations and Political Science, Department of Japanese Studies (with joint-position in the Global Studies Program), National University of Singapore

The Department of Japanese Studies and the Global Studies Program, National University of Singapore, invite applications for a joint-position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in contemporary Japanese politics / international relations to begin July 2017.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in political science or international relations with a specialization on Japan, as well as broader research competency in contemporary regional, international, and transnational issues. They should be able to demonstrate strong academic, teaching and administrative abilities, and have a willingness to promote a collaborative departmental culture. Duties will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as supervising independent study.Candidates should also be willing to contribute to the team-taught, interdisciplinary modules offered by both the Japanese Studies Department and Global Studies Programme. Fluency in English and Japanese is required.

The Department of Japanese Studies was founded 35 years ago and today has ten colleagues specializing in a variety of fields such as anthropology, business, history, popular culture, literature, linguistics and geography. The Department belongs to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) that combines disciplinary departments with area studies departments in Asian Studies, and is supported by a comprehensive Japanese language program in the university’s Center for Language Studies.

The Global Studies Programme, housed in the Department of Political Science, is a new Faculty program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Coupling broad, multidisciplinary education with a focus on policy and policy-making, the Programme is designed to cultivate a combination of expertise and creative, critical thinking skills necessary for the next generation of global leaders and citizens.

The National University of Singapore is consistently ranked as one of the world's best universities and has an active research culture. Colleagues collaborate within FASS in research clusters such as urban studies, religion, health, migration, environment or science, technology or society, as well as with the university’s Asia Research Institute (ARI).

An attractive salary and benefits package that includes medical benefits and housing arrangements will be determined according to qualifications. Application starts with immediate effect and will close on 31 August 2016. Please email a full CV, contact details of three referees, writing samples, past teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a statement indicating research and teaching interest to Ms. Irene Ng ( jpssec@nus.edu.sg) as a single, clearly labeled .pdf file or post (Dept. of Japanese Studies, FASS, NUS, AS8, 10, Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 117570).

Further information on the Department of Japanese Studies and Global Studies Programme is available at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/jps/ and http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/globalstudies/ respectively. You can also contact the Japanese Studies Department head Associate Professor Thang Leng Leng at jpshead@nus.edu.sg if you require information prior to your application.