Assistant Professor in Global Affairs

Singapore (SG)
01 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


Tenure-Track faculty position in Global Affairs

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 1000 students and 110 full-time faculty. The College is a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Yale-NUS students are intellectually outstanding, with an acceptance rate of less than 7%, and internationally diverse, representing over seventy countries. They go through a unique and rigorous Common Curriculum in the sciences, social sciences and humanities that combines Western and Eastern traditions with contemporary skills.

The College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Global Affairs at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preferred disciplinary fields are politics, economics, or sociology. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who can teach global governance or international political economy, and whose research concerns a transboundary issue in areas such as global public health, climate change, world trade, international finance, or international organizations.

Scholars with regional expertise outside of Asia, such as in Africa or Latin America, are welcome.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage.

A commitment to undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team in developing and teaching courses in the Global Affairs major (see and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum (see 

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in August 2021.

Yale-NUS 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 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; three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via; and other relevant documents.

Applications should be submitted via

Review of applications begins September 1, 2020 and continues until September 30, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For general enquiries, please email 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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