Full-Time Faculty, Term Track, Law

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Singapore,
Job Type: FullTime

Full-Time Faculty, Term Track, Law - (2100009N)



A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading edge research with global impact and to produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. It is known to be a pioneer in Singapore for its interactive and technologically-enabled pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes which remains its unique hallmark.
The Yong Pung How School of Law at the Singapore Management University was established in August 2007 with the mission to build a collegial team of excellent researchers and teachers and to nurture lawyers who will lead and serve the community with distinction. Our programmes (currently comprising a 4-year LLB programme, a postgraduate Juris Doctor programme and the LLM programme) aim to produce holistic graduates who understand law in context, and who are able to think across disciplines and geographical borders. Interactive seminar-style teaching is employed to create a learning environment that is dynamic and challenging.




Job Descriptions

Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors will contribute to undergraduate or post-graduate teaching and conduct research in their fields.

They will also be involved in projects or events organised by the Yong Pung How School of Law or its research centres including the Centre for Commercial Law In Asia (CCLA), the Centre for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG), Centre for Computational Law (CCLAW), and the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA).



Professors/Associate Professors: Tenure positions for academics with international reputation for their research and teaching, as well as leadership roles in their fields.

Assistant Professors: Entry-level, tenure-track positions for junior academics. The first contract is for a four-year period and assistant professors are supposed to apply for tenure before the end of the second four-year contract.

Candidates for assistant professors must possess 1) post-graduate degrees in law from reputable universities. Holders of graduate degrees in other disciplines or current lecturers/assistant professors in other jurisdictions will be considered if they possess outstanding publication records. 2) Applicants should also have three substantive publications (published or accepted for publication), preferably in leading international academic journals. Work experiences in appellate courts, international organizations, law firms or technology companies are preferred.

Scholars with research in all areas of law are welcome, although subject areas of particular interest include the following:

  • Law and Technology (such as AI governance, digital law and computational law). Senior academics will be considered for administrative roles in these research areas.
  • Law and Sustainability (such as energy law, environmental law or corporate/financial law related to sustainable development)
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Law of Evidence


Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a detailed CV including publications; 3) soft copies of 3 recent representative publications; 4) a 3-5 page description of research and teaching interests; and 5) a list of 3 referees with full contact information.

Applicants are advised to refer to the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law Research Report: https://law.smu.edu.sg/sites/law.smu.edu.sg/files/law/research/SMUSOL Research Report 2019_FINAL.pdf


Primary Location
: Singapore
: Full Time
: Yong Pung How School of Law
Job Posting
: 11-Oct-2021, 3:24:23 AM
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