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Assistant/Associate Professor (Feminist/Economic Geographies)

Date: 26-Nov-2022

Location: ARTS & SOC SC, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (NUS) 
One Faculty Position in Feminist Political and/or Economic Geographies in/of Asia
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) OR Associate Professor (With Tenure)



The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to appoint one scholar, at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, whose research and teaching engage the field of Feminist Political and/or Economic Geographies in/of Asia, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Department’s Politics, Economies And Space (PEAS) research group. 


While recruitment is not limited to the following topics, we particularly welcome applications from political and economic geographers working on theoretical and empirical issues related to: 
•    Feminist geopolitics investigating borders, refugees, emotions and nationhood/national identity
•    Feminist urban politics (e.g. social movements and gender politics in Asian cities)
•    Feminist political ecology including work on gendered environmental rights, knowledge and justice
•    Feminist research on labour geographies and global production networks


For candidates who do not have previous experience of researching in/on Asia, it is important to demonstrate evidence of an ability and willingness to develop research projects in/from the region. 


The NUS Department of Geography has a long and rich tradition of political and economic geography research, with well-established strengths in scholarship on global production networks, critical geopolitics, political ecology and urban politics in the Asian context. In more recent years the PEAS research group has developed other research strands including comparative urbanism, agrarian and environmental change, transnationalism and state-firm relations, financial geographies and geopolitics of infrastructure. We are thus particularly interested in a scholar who is able to draw on feminist perspectives to contribute to and extend the group’s existing research foci.


PEAS members have strong collaborative relations with colleagues in the other two research groups in the Department (Social and Cultural Geographies, SCG, and Tropical Environmental Change, TEC) and scholars in cognate disciplines, particularly as part of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. NUS is ranked among the world’s most highly reputed universities and provides a generous and well-resourced environment in terms of funding and other research support. For more information on the NUS Department of Geography, please see: 


In terms of teaching and academic responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to: 

a)    Contribute to the Department’s internationally recognised research activities; 
b)    Teach a minimum of two modules per academic year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; 
c)    Perform administrative/service duties commensurate with a tenure-track/tenured appointment. 


Interested candidates should submit an application comprising: (i) a letter of interest with details of research credentials, plans for the next 3-5 years, citation index analysis (e.g. Web of Science), teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching experience and teaching feedback; and (ii) a full curriculum vitae (10 pages max.) with the names and contact details of four referees. For candidates applying for the Assistant Professor position, one of the four referee names must be the name of their PhD supervisor. Candidates should clearly indicate the level of post they are applying for (Assistant or Associate Professor). For full consideration, please note that only complete applications will be considered.


Deadline to submit an application: 15 December 2022. 


An internationally competitive remuneration package, including a period of subsidised housing, medical benefits and relocation expenses (where applicable), will be offered to the successful candidate. NUS also provides start-up grants, the value of which is commensurate with experience and the position of appointment. For further enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Associate Professor Woon Chih Yuan: Evaluation of applications will commence on 20 December 2022 and continue until a suitable applicant is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified soon thereafter, and plans will then be made for a campus visit and interview (either virtual or in-person, depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions).



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More Information

Location: Block AS2-03-01

Organization: National University of Singapore

Department : Geography

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Job requisition ID : 17482