Post-Doctoral Fellowship / Research Fellow - School of Law

Singapore Management University - Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia

The School of Law at the Singapore Management University invites applications to fill one Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Fellow position at the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia, to start work in 2018. The position requires a doctorate degree in law from a reputable university. The candidate should possess research experience in commercial law with a demonstrated record of research output in the form of refereed journal articles or conference papers. An interest in research in the Asian context is an advantage but not mandatory. 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 of 1 January 2017 to 28 February 2018. Candidates who have completed and submitted their dissertation may also be considered.

The Appointment will be on a 8 1/2-month term contract basis, with provisions for renewal for a further year subject to the availability of funding, good performance and needs of the School of Law. Research support will be provided as well as a competitive salary commensurate with relevant qualifications, experience, track record and research potential. Two of our previous post-doctoral fellows have secured lectureships with leading British universities.

Interested applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a description of research interest and philosophy, selected publications (if any), a list of 2 or 3 referees with full contact information, and any other supporting documents to

The successful applicant will commence their Fellowship from 17 July 2018 to 31 March 2019. The dates are non-negotiable.


  • The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at SMU throughout the term of his or her appointment.
  • The Fellow will be expected to conduct research with a well-defined research agenda during the term of the appointment (50 % of the Fellow’s portfolio). It is expected that the Fellow will publish research in reputable refereed journals during his or her term of the appointment and give at least one Research Seminar at SMU.
  • The Fellow will be expected to be collegial and assist in the administration work of the Centre at SMU which includes the organization of seminars and conferences or other events for SMU and the writing of reports and position papers. Administrative work will form 50% of the Fellow’s portfolio. The administrative work is non-negotiable. Candidates who do not wish to do administrative work need not apply.
  • The Fellow with the necessary expertise may be asked to teach or co-teach one course according to the needs of the School.

The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 15 April 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 (Please quote reference number in all correspondence: PDF/RF-JACUK-CEBCLA2018)

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