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Postdoctoral Fellow (International Economic Law Focus)

Date: 19-Jan-2022

Location: Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


The Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship position with a focus on international economic law.

1. Appointment to the full-time position of Post-Doctoral Fellow at CIL on a two-year contract, with a fixed annual remuneration of S$72,000. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses.
2. Reimbursement of one return economy class airfare (by the most economical, safest and direct route) up to a maximum of S$2,000 to and from Singapore.
3. Allocated a minimum budget of S$3,000 to support attendance at regional and international conferences, with additional amounts subject to CIL Director’s approval.

1. Develop and carry forward a coherent research programme that has demonstrable impact on the law and policy of international investment, international trade and/or other areas of international economic affairs.
2. Expected to conduct research and develop a body of outstanding quality publications of his or her own in well-recognised peer-reviewed outlets.
3. Expected to work with the researchers in CIL’s Investment Law and Policy programme approximately 50 per cent of the time and contribute significantly to the objectives of that programme.
4. Expected to present his or her research and give invited papers at academic conferences and may be asked to provide expert opinion and commentary to external audiences and organisations.
5. May be asked to teach or co-teach capacity-building training and other courses.
6. Subject to the standard NUS terms of annual leave, the Fellow will be expected to be in residence throughout the term of their appointment. In addition to annual leave, the Fellow may apply for leave to undertake research and fieldwork overseas, subject to the approval of the CIL Director.


The following criteria applies:

1. Applicants must have a doctoral degree obtained since 1 January 2017 in a field of international law or have submitted a doctoral thesis in a field of international law for examination by the date of appointment.
2. The principal selection criterion will be the applicant’s potential for excellence in research and his or her proposed programme of research. A proven record of publication and participation in research projects will be the primary evidence of such potential.

Successful applicant will commence the Fellowship in March/April 2022 and conclude in March/April 2024.

Application Procedure

1. Application Form. Fill up the application form here (including other required documents, including a copy of the Doctoral Certification (if applicable) or Status Letter.

2. Curriculum Vitae. Must include a full curriculum vitae containing complete and detailed information on academic institutions, honours, awards, publications and professional experience (current and previous, including dates of employment and job descriptions).

3. Research Proposal. Requires a detailed research proposal outlining the two-year research plan including the expected deliverables and the projected contribution to the field of inquiry. The title of the proposal should clearly indicate the nature of the research plan.

4. Letters of Recommendation. Must be supported by two written references from academic referees. Applicants should arrange for the references to be sent to the email address below by the closing date.

5. Closing Date31 January 2022

6. Submission. Interested applicants are invited to apply online.


About the Centre for International Law
CIL was established in 2009 at the National University of Singapore in response to the growing need for international law expertise, capacity-building and thought leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. CIL is a university-level research centre, with the mission of producing cutting edge research on international law. It is also at the forefront of capacity-building initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region through workshops, conferences, trainings and academic programmes reaching a diverse audience of government and private sector professionals as well as academics. CIL’s main research focus areas are International Dispute Resolution, Investment Law and Policy, Law and Integration in the Asia- Pacific, and Ocean Law and Policy.

For further information about CIL, please see here.

More Information

Location: Bukit Timah Campus

Organization: Centre for International Law

Department : Centre for International Law

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 9505