Senior Research Fellow (Climate Change Law & Policy)

Date: 7 Jun 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 climate change law and policy. 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 on climate change law and policy.

The duties of the incumbent will include:

  • Conducting research and writing on issues related to climate change;
  • Publications in top tier peer-reviewed journals;
  • Developing and teaching of courses in on topics related to climate change;
  • Assisting in the development of seminars and conferences on climate change issues;


All research staff in CIL will 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 climate change or related area;
  • Strong research skills with the ability to prepare research papers on specific research topics assigned;
  • Proven records in conducting independent research on topics related to climate change 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 31 May 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;
  • Names and details of two (2) referees;


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

More Information about 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: