Research Fellow - International Relations

Singapore (SG)
17 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow, International Relations with a focus on Asia and Conceptions of International/Regional Order (3 year-contract, renewable)

The Centre on Asia and Globalisation (CAG), at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, opens applications for a Research Fellowship position in the field of International Relations with a focus on Asia.

The Lee Kuan Yew School is a leading school of public policy with an international faculty and student body. CAG was established in 2006 to provide accurate, independent, and high-quality analysis on issues of regional and global significance for academia, decision-makers, commentators, and the general public. Its current research agenda is focused on two broad areas: the prospects of regional and global order; and the future of economic globalisation/de-globalisation and their impact on Asia (

Job Description

The candidate will conduct independent, in-depth and fruitful research on issues in his/her expertise and contribute to the Centre’s agenda on the future of globalization and de-globalization. He/she candidate is expected to initiate and organize research projects, policy workshops, conferences and other research events. He/she should be able to reach out to publishers and actively engage with academia, policy practitioners, media and business leaders as well as apply for external grants. In addition, he/she is expected to play a role in coordinating with other researchers and contribute to the broader intellectual life of the centre which focuses on the international relations of Asia.

Job Requirements

  • A Ph.D. degree in Political Science/International Relations
  • Expertise in the International Relations of Asia with an interest in conceptions of global and regional order
  • An ability to engage with policy and research communities in Singapore, Asia and around the world
  • A strong and demonstrated sense of academic independence and collegiality
  • A willingness to engage in interdisciplinary interactions at the School

Benefits Include:

  • Internationally competitive salary, 3-year renewable contract
  • Housing benefit, travel assistance and transit accommodation, subject to NUS eligibility criteria
  • Highly collegial working environment with an internationally diverse group of scholars
  • Excellent research support provided by CAG, the LKY School and the University

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 CAG’s existing research interests
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Academic certificates and transcripts
  • Two samples of academic publications
  • Three letters of reference (mail to
  • Joining date: June 15, 2021 (preferred, but negotiable)
  • Application deadline: November 30, 2020

Please send electronic submissions to Ms. Serene Teang (

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