Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, South Asia

11 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Established in 2004, the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute at the National University of Singapore. It is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia. The Institute seeks to promote understanding of this vital region of the world, and to communicate knowledge and insights about it to policy makers, the business community, academia and civil society, in Singapore and beyond.

We are looking to appoint Post-Doctoral Research Fellows as part of our research team.

Focus Areas

The candidates’ research focus should be on one or more of the following areas relating to South Asia:

  • Politics, Society and Governance
  • International Relations and Multilateralism
  • Trade and Economics
  • New Technologies
  • Sustainability and the Environment


  • Successfully submitted his/her PhD thesis or completed his/her PhD in International Relations or South Asian Studies.
  • Have a strong theoretical and empirical grounding in the areas of South Asian politics and development.


Interested candidates are invited to send their cover letter, detailed resume and a sample written article (preferably in relation to South Asia) in a PDF attachment.

Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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