Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the International Relations of Southeast Asia

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Singapore (SG)
Friday, 18 December 2020
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Monday, 1 March 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the International Relations of Southeast Asia

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), and the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, invite applications for TWO Post-Doctoral Fellows in the field of International Relations, with a focus on Southeast Asia. 

Each fellowship is tenable for two years. One Fellow will be based at NUS, working under the direction of Professor Yuen Foong Khong, the other at NTU, working with Professor Joseph Liow, toward accomplishing the goals of their research project on “The Anatomy of Choice: Southeast Asia between the Superpowers” supported by a Singapore Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Thematic Grant (for details see )

Job Description

The Fellows will have three main responsibilities: (1) revise their dissertations into a publishable book manuscript or a set of articles by the end of the first year of the Fellowship; and (2) take lead roles in the organization and running of the Anatomy of Choice project, including but not limited to, liaising with the contributing authors, organizing workshops, and directing the work of the undergraduate research assistants; (3) contribute to the broader intellectual life of the LKYSPP and CoHASS.

Job Requirements

  • A Ph.D. degree in Political Science/International Relations/History, focusing on the international relations of Southeast Asia, and/or the foreign policy of one or more Southeast Asian countries.  Candidates whose work involves comparing the foreign policy responses of the ASEAN countries to global and regional power shifts are especially encouraged to apply.
  • An ability to engage with the research and policy communities in Singapore, Asia, and the world
  • A strong and demonstrated sense of academic independence and collegiality

Benefits Include:

  • Internationally competitive salary
  • Highly collegial working environment with an internationally diverse group of scholars

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the following in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file):

  • Cover letter, with a brief statement of research expertise and its relevance to the project  
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  • Two samples of academic publications/writings
  • Three letters of reference (mailed separately by referee to
  • Start date: July 1, 2021 (preferred, but negotiable)
  • Application deadline: March 1, 2021

Please send electronic submissions to Ms. Diana Endang Adiningsih ( Applications will be acknowledged; shortlisted candidates will be contacted around mid-March.

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