Senior Research Fellow (International Economic Law)

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 NUS Centre for International Law (CIL). This is a 2-year (renewable) contractual position offered in connection with CIL’s expansion of its programme on international economic law and policy.


The duties of the incumbent will involve:

  • Lead and develop research across a range of international economic law areas, primarily international trade law. An emphasis on areas of evolving development, including, e.g., climate, global economic/trade architecture, and digital trade, is preferred.
  • Publish in journals of the highest calibre with an emphasis on academically rigorous research with practical policy implications.
  • Conceptualize and lead conferences, seminars, workshops, and trainings in international economic law, and take a key role in CIL’s annual International Law Year in Review Conference.


  • A PhD in a relevant international law area a law or equivalent experience;
  • A proven track record of publications at the highest level;
  • A proven track record of research development and self-motivation;
  • Strong leadership, organizational and communications skills;
  • At least 5 years working experience;
  • Candidates from the region and/or with knowledge of regional language(s) will have an advantage.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants are invited to apply directly via the NUS Career Portal with the following supporting documents by 15 June 2024:

  • A covering letter indicating experience, motivation for applying to work at CIL, and research interests;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae setting out educational and work history together with publications and any teaching or capacity-building experience;
  • University transcripts;
  • One sample of written work;
  • The names and details of two referees.

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