Job Vacancy: Associate Professor/Professor – 1 position

The National University of Singapore is seeking to fill a senior position in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies.  We are particularly interested in recruiting scholars who will enjoy the opportunity of working collaboratively with colleagues from different disciplines in a leading area studies department at a highly ranked university.

The Department seeks applications from Associate Professors and Full Professors who specialise in one or more of the following fields: gender and sexuality studies; urban studies; new media studies.  The geographical focus of the position is mainland Southeast Asia (especially Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia). The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in their area(s) of specialisation as well as to have an active research agenda.  The normal teaching load is three modules (courses) spread over two semesters.

Candidates should show evidence of a strong publication record, have received at least one competitive external grant or fellowship, and have at least 7 years of teaching experience.  Leadership experience would be a plus but is not required.  Ideally, we would like the successful candidate to begin their appointment in 2019.

Interested candidates should submit an application packet consisting of the following:

  • a cover letter
  • up-to-date CV
  • a statement describing their research trajectory thus far and future plans
  • a statement describing their teaching philosophy, and
  • contact details for 3 referees

Remuneration will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate may also enjoy housing benefits, relocation allowance, and medical and leave benefits depending on the type and duration of appointment and citizenship.

Candidates should submit all application materials by 15 December 2018. We will begin evaluating candidates immediately, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Potential candidates are welcome to get in touch with the Chair of the Search Committee to answer any questions they may have at

E-mail applications are encouraged and should be sent to   

Hardcopy applications should be submitted to the address below:
Search Committee c/o Ms Nur Haizumi Bte Mohd Khafidz
Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
AS8 #06-01, Singapore 119260