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Public Policy Position - Assistant Professor

Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences

Location: Singapore - Singapore
Salary: Salary and benefits are highly competitive.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th August 2019
Closes: 15th September 2019
Job Ref: PP 1900006Y

The School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Singapore Management University, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Public Policy at the rank of Assistant Professor. 

The ideal candidate is one who conducts innovative research in topics related to comparative public policy, public administration, or global governance, and who can teach introductory as well as special-topic elective courses in public policy that will contribute towards the SOSS Public Policy and Public Management (PPPM) second major. We are open to research focus, although an interest in Asia would be a plus. The successful candidate will display a record of, or high potential for, scholarly research, as well as demonstrated teaching aptitude in Public Policy topics. The position requires a doctorate in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field.

Singapore Management University is a research university committed to an interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum, providing opportunities to work with faculty across the social sciences. The research support is excellent and salary and benefits are highly competitive. The teaching load is comparable to other research universities, and typically, junior faculty receive a 3-course per year teaching load for their first contract.

Full evaluation of applications will start 16 September 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews, which will begin in October 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to start at Singapore Management University in July 2020. All hires are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

The application package should be in electronic form and include: (1) a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae (including teaching experience and a list of referees), (3) a professional writing sample, and (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations).

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be delivered to the Dean’s Office, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road, Level 4, Singapore 178903 or email to

Information about SMU and the School of Social Sciences can be found at

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