Assistant Professor - International Political Economy; Comparative Politics of Asia

Date: 2 Jul 2024

Location: LKYSPP, Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments, one in International Political Economy (IPE) and the other in Comparative Politics (CP). For the IPE position, individuals with research expertise in emerging technologies, such as AI, biotechnology, cyber, or environmental/climate change are especially encouraged to apply. For the CP position, we have a preference for those who work on East and Southeast Asia, especially the latter. Those with other substantive expertise are also welcome to apply.


Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a completed PhD by August 2025 in international relations, political science, or related disciplines;
  • publications in top journals in the field and/or a strong pipeline of working papers;  
  • demonstrated ability to teach core and specialized courses in IPE or CP; and
  • a willingness and ability to mentor graduate students.



Please submit your application package in electronic form (PDF) to the Hiring Committee via CHRS Link. The deadline for submitting the package is November 1, 2024.


The package should include:


  1. A cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A research statement (1000 words max) that outlines your past, current and future research agenda
  4. A teaching statement (1000 words max) detailing courses taught, your pedagogical philosophy and practices, along with any available evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Up to two writing samples
  6. Three references sent directly to the above CHRS Link


Members of the hiring committee will be attending the APSA Annual Conference in Philadelphia (September 5-8) and will be available for an informational session. If you are interested in attending the APSA informational session, please send us your CV by August 15, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the informational session. Please submit your application package in electronic form (PDF) to the Hiring Committee via CHRS Link.




Additional Information

About the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy


LKYSPP is a leading public policy school in Asia, attracting an internationally diverse, world-class faculty and student body to engage and address the world’s most pressing challenges. Its mission is to inspire, improve lives, and take central positions in the policy and governance conversations within Asia and beyond. We do this by working hard on two planks: pursuing academic and intellectual excellence, and crafting lessons for meaningful public policymaking. The school is housed within the National University of Singapore, the highest ranked university in Asia and 8th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024).  


LKYSPP offers highly competitive research funding, salary, relocation and housing support, and other benefits. The teaching load (typically three per academic year; two for first contract assistant professors) allows faculty to focus on providing quality instruction while maintaining their research excellence. For more information about the LKY School, please visit



More Information

Location: Bukit Timah Campus

Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Department : Academic Affairs

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 25150