Assistant Professor of Global Studies

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National University of Singapore
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The Global Studies Programme in the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Global Studies is a multidisciplinary programme that examines the processes and effects of globalisation across political, economic, social, and cultural domains. We welcome applications from scholars with teaching and research interests in the programme’s four themes: 1) Peoples, Cultures, and Globalisation; 2) Global Political Economy; 3) Global Health, Environment, and Technology; and 4) Colonialism, Security, and Global Order. In addition to lecture- and seminar-style classes, candidates should be able to develop and teach applied, workshop-style classes for upper level undergraduates in cooperation with NGOs, business, or government agencies. Scholars from all social science and humanities disciplines are welcome to apply. However, the applicant’s research profile should be legible to scholars of politics, broadly defined, given that the future tenure home will be the Department of Political Science.

The Department of Political Science ( has a strong faculty of about twenty-five scholars working in all areas of political science. Faculty and students can take advantage of resources in the Asia Research Institute, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the Yale-NUS Liberal Arts College, and various research institutes including the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Institutes of Asian and South-East Asian Studies as well as other parts of the University. NUS ( is a leader in research and higher education in Asia and is located in a thriving and livable global city.

The Department of Political Science and the National University of Singapore are highly research-oriented. The teaching load is three modules academic year. Compensation is competitive and includes eligibility for annual performance bonuses and salary increments, subsidized housing, medical benefits, and substantial research support.
Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; samples of written work; four letters of recommendation; and teaching evaluations and materials if available. We will begin to review applications on 30 March 2018 and continue until the search is complete. Application materials should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee at

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.