Professor with Tenure, Financial Geography

Wednesday, 30 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 20 August 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to appoint an established research leader in the field of Financial Geography; broadly understood as the study of money and finance in places, space and time, and their impacts on economy, nature and society.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading and innovative role in the Department’s Politics, Economies And Space (PEAS) research group and to build an ambitious programme of research.

Applications should specify their vision for future work on Financial Geography based at NUS, as well as how their research would complement these existing strengths. PEAS members have strong collaborative relations with colleagues in the other two research groups in the Department; Social and Cultural Geographies (SCG), and Tropical Environmental Change (TEC) and scholars in cognate disciplines, particularly (but not only) as part of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as the Asia Research Institute (ARI).

For candidates who do not have previous experience of researching in/on Asia, it is important to demonstrate evidence of an ability and willingness to develop research projects in/from the region. Candidates must have a PhD in Geography or a closely allied field.

Interested candidates should submit an application comprising: a letter of interest with details of their research credentials, achievements, intellectual leadership and future plans; a full curriculum vitae; and evidence of teaching experience, including feedback if available. Applicants will be asked to provide the names and contact details of six referees should they be short-listed.

An internationally competitive remuneration package, including a period of subsidised housing, medical benefits and relocation expenses (where applicable), will be offered to the successful candidate. NUS also provides generous start-up grants, the value of which is commensurate with newly appointed faculty members’ experience and position and the character of their research.

The successful candidate will ideally start from July 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

For further enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor James D Sidaway:

The deadline for applications is 20 August 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be notified soon thereafter, and plans will then be made for a campus visit and interview (because of the impacts of COVID-19 we will be conducting virtual campus visits until further notice).  


Candidates must have a PhD in Geography or a closely allied field. 

More Information

Location: Blk AS2 1 Arts Link
Organization: National University of Singapore
Department : Geography