Research Associate, NUS Law

Tuesday, 13 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, is inviting applications from suitable candidates in the field of Asian legal studies to carry out research relevant to our programmes and remit and to help with the work of the centre. 

For information about CALS, please visit

The areas of legal study in which we are active or we seek to establish programmes are:

  1. Comparative public law in Asia, including criminal law, local government, religious pluralism, comparative administrative law. 
  2. Topics of interest and relevance on Asia’s civil law system (with a focus on historical, comparative or doctrinal aspects) 
  3. Comparative commercial and business law in Asia (widely understood and including corporate law)
  4. Appointments are not confined to these areas and strong applications in other areas of Asia legal study will be seriously considered.


  • Subject to the standard NUS terms as to annual leave, appointed candidates will be expected to be in residence throughout the term of their appointments.
  • An appointee will be expected to develop a research agenda related to or adjacent to one of the above themes, including undertaking substantial research projects leading to publication during the term of the appointment. Such research may include, but is not limited to, the writing of articles for publication in refereed journals, contributing to book chapters in edited collections, and preparing a monograph or other book for publication. An appointee will also be expected to assist in other CALS research projects and initiatives as assigned by the Centre Director. 
  • He or she will be required to present his or her ongoing research, and to participate in and contribute to CALS events. 

Application procedure

Applications should be sent by 5 Aug 2021 via email to These must comprise:

  • a cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications, if any 
  • a writing sample
  • academic transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies (if studying for a current degree, please include a list of current courses)
  • at least two referees who may be contacted for a reference
  • research plans for the next one to two years 
  • NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applications 

(NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applications should be completed and submitted together with the other required documents. Applicants may download the Personal Data Consent for Job Application form HERE)


  1. An ideal candidate would be of exceptional calibre, have attained a Masters degree in a relevant area of law.
  2. The principal selection criterion will be the applicant’s potential for excellence in research. Existing research work in CALS-related areas will be considered favourably. The applicant should submit a proposed research plan for consideration.
  3. The candidate should be exceptionally organized and have an eye for detail. In addition to scholarship, which is a high priority for the position, there will also be administrative responsibilities related to the work of the centre. A strong command of the English language is required.

More Information

Location: NUS BuKit Timah
Organization: National University of Singapore
Department : Faculty of Law
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 6934

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