Lecturer, Southeast Asian Studies

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23 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
22 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore seeks to fill an Educator Track position.  The appointment will commence in August 2022.

We are particularly interested in candidates who bridge the fields of environmental anthropology, political ecology, and conservation science with reference to the Southeast Asian region.  Demonstrated experience with community empowerment will be considered an added bonus.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in these fields. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Depending on qualifications, the candidate may be hired at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer.


Successful candidates must have:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Excellent communication and pedagogical skills, and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality. To be considered for a senior position, a candidate must also demonstrate the potential to be research active.

Application Details


Applicants should submit the following materials:


  • Full CV which includes details on education, employment history, past experience of teaching and supervision, research activities (including publications) and achievements, honours and awards, and service accomplishments, details of 3 external referees (names, contact details, applicant's relationship to them) and the candidate’s main PhD supervisor Letter of interest Teaching statement (maximum 3 pages) Research statement (maximum 3 pages) Evidence of teaching ability such as student feedback or peer review reports, and/or evidence of other contributions to education, if available. Three reference letters (excluding the applicant’s PhD supervisor) sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee at In addition, candidates will need to submit a NUS Personal Data Consent Form. 

Application materials (except referees' letters) should be submitted online via the NUS Careers Portal and addressed to:


  • Chair, Search Committee Department of Southeast Asian Studies Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

Application Timeline


Candidates should submit all application materials by 19 November 2021. We will begin evaluating candidates on 22 November 2021, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Campus visits will be in early December, if necessary virtually through Zoom. Early applications are encouraged so as to get full consideration by the committee. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


More Information


Remuneration will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate may also enjoy housing benefits, relocation allowance, and other benefits depending on the type and duration of appointment and citizenship.


Visit our website at for information on the Department.


Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Arts & Social Sciences
Department : Southeast Asian Studies
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 8530