Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Communications and New Media

18 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
18 May 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Communications and New Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the National University of Singapore invites applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellow position: 

Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: communication(s), data science, information science, and information systems and media and mobility; cultural studies in Asia; cultural theory and materialist cultural studies; critical software studies and network theory; games and e-sports theory; race, gender and sexuality studies in Asia; critical creative industry and policy studies; Asian film and digital heritage studies; digital ethnography and qualitative research methods.


This is a full-time position for 2 years. The incumbent is expected to advance their research by publishing top-tier journal articles and/or turning their thesis into a monograph; developing their new postdoctoral project, and; contribute to curriculum development in related disciplines. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2022 prior to the beginning of the semester in August 2022.


PhD in Communication, Cultural Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of successful teaching.

How to Apply

For full consideration, please submit a complete application as indicated below. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

  1. NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (You may download the file via this link
  2. Full CV
  3. Scanned copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  4. Documents relating to research
    1. A statement (max of 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five research, citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution, and explaining their significance.
    2.  Sample copies of these contributions should be provided (in the case of books, reviews should be provided).
    3.  A complete list of publications
    4.  Evidence of impact, e.g. citations (excluding self-citations)
    5.  Evidence of international visibility, e.g. invitations to speak, major keynotes and plenary addresses, elected membership in professional and learned societies, membership on editorial boards of leading journals.
    6.  Research awards
  5. Documents relating to service activities and impact
    1.  At Department/Faculty/University levels
    2. To the international academic community
    3. To national and international agencies
  6. Documents relating to education (including the supervision of junior researchers), if applicable
    1. Teaching Portfolio:
      1. A preface (maximum 300 words) that makes the case for your appointment. This should be highly distilled summary of your key contributions to student learning and educational leadership, guided by your teaching philosophy.
      2. A Teaching Statement that focuses on evidence of student learning and educational leadership (if applicable). Note that the Teaching Statement, together with documents on research (where applicable) and service contributions should be 3-5 pages. Examples of consideration that can guide the candidate in making a case for teaching impact and leadership, with a focus on self, students, others, scholarship, future plans.
      3. Samples of teaching evaluation reports (including the highest and lowest scores achieved)
  7. Diversity Statement (1-2 pages)
  8. Industry Statement (1-2 pages) 
  9. FOUR confidential letter of recommendation (including one from the applicant's PhD or post-doctoral advisor/supervisor) to be submitted directly by the recommender(s) to

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Arts & Social Sciences
Department : Communications And New Media
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 13832