Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian Studies

Wednesday, 24 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 23 April 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore seeks to fill a position in Southeast Asian archaeology. The appointment may be at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, depending on the applicant's qualifications.

Job Requirements

The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in an interdisciplinary area studies department. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who can teach courses in some of the following areas: environmental archaeology, premodern art history, early Southeast Asian history, museology, textual/visual/literary analysis (as pertains to archaeological research), and cultural resource management in Southeast Asia. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Research specialisation is open but special consideration will be given to those who demonstrate a broad understanding of the region in their work and are comfortable with the latest technological advances in the field. Regional expertise – mainland or insular Southeast Asia – is open.

The successful applicant will be expected to take up the position by August 2021 at the earliest, or latest by August 2022.

Interested applicants should submit an application dossier consisting of the following:

  • a cover letter (maximum 3 pages)
  • up to date CV
  • a statement describing their research trajectory thus far and possible future plans
  • a statement describing their teaching experience (if any)
  • contact details for 3 referees (only short-listed applicants will be invited to submit reference letters)

Skills & Qualifications

Candidates should have expertise in relevant Southeast Asian languages for their research.  Senior candidates should demonstrate a professional history of receiving and managing external and competitive grants.


Remuneration will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate may also enjoy housing benefits, relocation allowance, and other benefits depending on the type and duration of appointment and citizenship.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Arts & Social Sciences
Department: Southeast Asian Studies
Employee Referral Eligible: No

Application & Enquiries

E-mail applications are encouraged and should be sent to

Candidates should submit all application materials by 15 November 2020. We will begin evaluating candidates immediately, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Potential candidates are welcome to get in touch with the Chair of the Search Committee to answer any questions they may have at

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