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Lecturer (Southeast Asian Studies)

Date: 08-Jan-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore seeks to fill an Educator Track position.  The appointment will commence in August 2022.


We are particularly interested in candidates who bridge the fields of environmental anthropology, political ecology, and conservation science with reference to the Southeast Asian region.  Demonstrated experience with community empowerment will be considered an added bonus.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in these fields. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Depending on qualifications, the candidate may be hired at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer.


Successful candidates must have:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of appointment.
  • Excellent communication and pedagogical skills, and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality.
  • To be considered for a senior position, a candidate must also demonstrate the potential to be research active.

Application Details

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Full CV which includes details on education, employment history, past experience of teaching and supervision, research activities (including publications) and achievements, honours and awards, and service accomplishments, details of 3 external referees (names, contact details, applicant's relationship to them) and the candidate’s main PhD supervisor
  • Letter of interest
  • Teaching statement (maximum 3 pages)
  • Research statement (maximum 3 pages)
  • Evidence of teaching ability such as student feedback or peer review reports, and/or evidence of other contributions to education, if available.
  • Three reference letters (excluding the applicant’s PhD supervisor) sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee at seas.recruitment@nus.edu.sg
  • In addition, candidates will need to submit a NUS Personal Data Consent Form. 


Application materials (except referees' letters) should be submitted online via the NUS Careers Portal and addressed to:

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Southeast Asian Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

National University of Singapore

Application Timeline

Candidates should submit all application materials by 19 November 2021. We will begin evaluating candidates on 22 November 2021, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Campus visits will be in early December, if necessary virtually through Zoom. Early applications are encouraged so as to get full consideration by the committee. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


More Information

Remuneration will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate may also enjoy housing benefits, relocation allowance, and other benefits depending on the type and duration of appointment and citizenship.


Visit our website at https://fass.nus.edu.sg/sea/ for information on the Department.


Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Arts & Social Sciences

Department : Southeast Asian Studies

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 8530



At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.


With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS. [1]


[1]  MOM Updated advisory on COVID-vaccination at the Workplace, subject to changes in accordance with the national COVID-19 measures

Contact list for further enquiries

For further enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee at seas.recruitment@nus.edu.sg