Postdoctoral Fellow, International Relations of Southeast Asia

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jan 2023

Job Description

The Fellow will have three main responsibilities: (1) revise her/his dissertation into a publishable book manuscript or a set of articles by the end of the first year of the Fellowship; and (2) assist in the organization and running of the Anatomy of Choice project, including but not limited to, liaising with the contributing authors, organizing workshops, and directing the work of the undergraduate research assistants; (3) contribute to the broader intellectual life of the LKYSPP.

Job Requirements

  • A Ph.D. degree in Political Science/International Relations/History, focusing on the international relations of East or Southeast Asia, and/or the foreign policy of one or more the countries in the regions.  Candidates whose work involves comparing the foreign policy responses of the ASEAN countries to global and regional power shifts are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The Ph.D. degree should be formally approved or in hand before the start of the Fellowship.
  • An ability to engage with the research and policy communities in Singapore, Asia, and the world.

Other Info

Benefits Include:

  • Internationally competitive salary
  • Highly collegial working environment with an internationally diverse group of scholars
  • Involvement in the work of the Centre for Asia and Globalization (CAG), LKYSPP

More Information

Applicants should submit the following in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file) at their earliest convenience to serene.teang@nus.edu.sg   Applications will be considered as they are submitted; closing date for submissions is 1 January, 2023. 

  • Cover letter, with a brief statement of research expertise and relevance to the project  
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One sample of academic writing
  • Short listed candidates will be contacted for references and possible interview
  • Start date of Fellowship: January 1, 2023 (preferred, but negotiable)

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