Senior Research Fellow (Human Rights Law)

Date: 6 Jul 2024

Location: SPECIALTY RESEARCH INST/CTRS, Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore. This is a 2-year contractual position offered in connection with CIL’s expansion of its programme on international human rights law. The objective of the position is to develop the research capabilities and knowledge of junior scholars by immersing them in a dynamic and supportive research environment where they can enhance their understanding of different areas of international human rights law.

The duties of the incumbent will include:

  • Conducting research and writing on international human rights law.
  • Publications in top tier peer-reviewed journals.
  • Developing and teaching of courses in international human rights law
  • Assisting in the development of seminars and conferences

The successful candidate is encouraged to apply interdisciplinary approach to human rights alongside other areas of international law.

All research staff in CIL have access to professional development opportunities (e.g., events, seminars, and training programmes) within NUS. They will also have opportunities to attend regional and international conferences, workshops, and symposiums as well as other scholarly opportunities.


  • PhD degree in international human rights law;
  • Strong research skills with the ability to prepare research papers on specific research topics assigned;
  • Proven records of conducting independent research on topics related to human rights law
  • Experience with publication of journal articles or book chapters on international law is desirable.
  • Fluent language skills in English is required. Additional languages a plus.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants are invited to apply directly via the NUS Career Portal with the following supporting documents by 7 June 2024:


  • A covering letter indicating experience, motivation for applying to work at CIL, and research interests
  •  A detailed curriculum vitae (no more than three pages) setting out educational and work history
  • University transcripts
  • One (1) sample of written work
  • The names and details of two (2) referees


Please note only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For queries, please contact Ms Huong Tam at

About Centre for International Law (CIL)

CIL was established in 2009 as a university-level research institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS). It is located on the Bukit Timah Campus of NUS, together with the Faculty of Law and the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy. As a university-level research institute, CIL engages in both legal and multi-disciplinary research on wide variety of international law issues. Its mission is to enable Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region to play a more significant role in the promotion and development of international law. More about CIL can be found here: