Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Law & Liberal Arts

Singapore (SG)
Thursday, 13 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time


Tenure-Track faculty position in Law & Liberal Arts

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching in a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought. A student body of 1000 undergraduates from over 60 countries engages with 100 outstanding faculty from around the world through small classes and hands-on research. Students and faculty also have access to the wider resources of two world-leading research universities.

The College invites outstanding applications for at least one tenure-track position in the social sciences. Candidates would teach in the Double-degree Programme in Law and Liberal Arts.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, such as law and society, sociology, anthropology, politics, or history (a law degree is not expected) and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage in the interdisciplinary study of law, such as (but not limited to) law and society, sociology of law, anthropology of law, law and courts, or legal history. In particular, we welcome applicants who can teach qualitative methods for interdisciplinary research on law and modules in Yale-NUS’s flagship common curriculum (, such as Comparative Social Inquiry and Modern Social Thought.

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in August 2021 in time for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Faculty receive internationally competitive salaries and start-up grants as well as a yearly travel and research allowance, and are able to access additional funding from Yale-NUS, the National University of Singapore and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Most faculty qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million at the heart of a vibrant region.

Application Procedure

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; and three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via

Applications should be submitted via

Review of applications begins 1 October 2020 and continue until the positions are filled.

General enquiries should be made to the Social Sciences Divisional Manager at

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to these values. For more information about the College, please visit

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