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Senior Research Fellow, International Relations - Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: LKYSPP, Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Centre on Asia and Globalisation (CAG), at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, invites applications for a Research Fellowship in the field of International Relations with a focus on technology and artificial intelligence (AI).

The Lee Kuan Yew School is a leading school of public policy with an international faculty and student body. CAG was established in 2006 to provide accurate, independent, and high-quality analysis on issues of regional and global significance for academia, decision-makers, commentators, and the general public. Its current research agenda focuses on: the prospects of regional and global order; the future of economic globalisation/de-globalisation and their impact on Asia; the alignment postures of Southeast Asia in an era of superpower competition; and the impact of technology and artificial intelligence on international politics (

Job Description

The candidate will conduct independent, in-depth, and fruitful research on issues in his/her expertise and contribute to the Centre’s research on technology and AI in international politics, including techno-nationalism and the impact of technology and AI on US-China rivalry. He/she is expected to initiate and organize research projects, workshops, conferences and other research events. He/she should be able to reach out to publishers and actively engage with academia, policy practitioners, media and business leaders as well as apply for external grants. In addition, he/she is expected to play a role in coordinating with other researchers and contribute to the broader intellectual life of the centre which focuses on the international relations of Asia.


Job Requirements


Job Requirements

  • A Ph.D. degree in Political Science/International Relations
  • Expertise in the international relations aspects of technology and AI
  • An ability to engage with policy and research communities in Singapore, Asia, and around the world
  • A strong and demonstrated sense of academic independence and collegiality
  • A willingness to engage in interdisciplinary interactions at the School

Job Benefits


Benefits Include:

  • Internationally competitive salary, 3-year renewable contract
  • Housing benefit, travel assistance, and transit accommodation, subject to NUS eligibility criteria
  • Highly collegial working environment with an internationally diverse group of scholars
  • Excellent research support provided by CAG, the LKY School and the University

Application Information


Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the following in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file):

  • Cover letter, with a brief statement of research expertise and its relevance to CAG’s existing research interests
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Academic certificates and transcripts
  • Two samples of academic publications
  • Three letters of reference (mail to
  • Joining date: June 15, 2023 (preferred, but negotiable)
  • Application deadline: September 30, 2022


Please send electronic submissions to Ms. Serene Teang (

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Bukit Timah Campus

Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Department : Academic Affairs

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 16718