Assistant Professor, International Affairs

13 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore) invites applications for two full-time tenure track positions at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor level in International Relations/Comparative Politics.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate evidence of a high level of competence in policy-relevant, theoretically sound, and empirically grounded research in International Relations/Comparative Politics, be inter-disciplinary in their orientation, and focused primarily on Asia. The School is interested in candidates with a strong commitment to publishing at the highest levels and would particularly welcome applications with a demonstrated record of research excellence. Preferred areas of research specialization include (i) climate change and environmental politics, (ii) identity/nationalism/ethnicity, and (iii) military/security studies, although candidates from other subfields will also be considered.

Successful candidates will be part of the core faculty teaching in the thriving 2-year Master in International Affairs (MIA) programme that draws students from countries around the world (see


Candidates should possess the following: a PhD degree in International Relations/Political Science or other related disciplines; have a commitment to research and teaching excellence; and an ability/desire to engage with policy and research communities in Asia and around the world.

More Information

Applicants should submit, in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file), the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendations sent directly by the referees to the address below
  • Brief statement of past and current research
  • Top 5 publications for Associate Professor candidates and top 1-2 publications for Assistant Professor candidates
  • The titles of three courses they would be interested in teaching
  • Those who have a teaching record should submit their teaching dossier (including teaching evaluations) and representative samples of course outlines

Applications should be submitted to Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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