Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Academic Year 2018-2019 (August 2018 to July 2019)

National University of Singapore - NUS Law

We invite applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions commencing in AY2018-2019. These Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions may be held generally within NUS Law or, for candidates with appropriate backgrounds and expertise, within the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business, and the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law.

Successful applicants will commence their Fellowships at the start of August 2018 and conclude them at the end of July 2019.


Post-Doctoral Fellows will have the following privileges (amongst others):

  1. Fellows will be appointed to the full-time position of Post-Doctoral Fellow at NUS Law on a one-year contract, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum term of 2 years, and with a fixed remuneration of S$78,000. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses.
  2. Fellows will be allocated a Faculty Research and Conference Fund allowance of S$3,000 to support attendance at academic conferences.
  3. Fellows may be given the opportunity to present their research in NUS Law’s Research Seminar Series or other seminars hosted by the named Centres.


  1. Subject to the standard NUS terms for annual leave, Fellows will be expected to be in residence throughout the term of their appointment.
  2. Fellows will be expected to conduct research during the term of their appointment. Such research may include, but is not limited to, the writing of articles for publication in refereed journals, contributing to book chapters in edited collections, and preparing a monograph or other book for publication.
  3. Fellows may be expected to teach or co-teach one elective course per annum during the term of their appointment.

Selection criteria

The selection committee will consider the following criteria in making an appointment to the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow at NUS Law:

  1. The applicant must be of exceptional calibre, having attained a doctoral degree in law which must have been successfully completed and examined during the period 1 January 2016 to 30 April 2018. Applicants who have not been awarded the doctoral degree by the date of application but who intend to submit their doctoral thesis for examination not later than 31 January 2018 are welcome to apply. Applicant must hold a doctoral degree in law by the time of appointment.
  2. The principal selection criterion will be the applicant’s potential for excellence in research and the proposed programme of research of the applicant.

Application procedure

Applicants are required to submit detailed curriculum vitae, outlining their research plans for the next two years using the Application Form and provide all other relevant documents as requested. Applicants may refer to for more information about the Fellowships. The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 31 December 2017.

All correspondence should be addressed to Mr Arian by email, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 469G Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259776.

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