Lecturer, Philosophy, Politics and Economics

10 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching within a full residential programme that integrates living and learning.  Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought.  

The College is seeking to hire two (2) full-time Lecturers in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Preferred fields of specialization are: 

  1. Comparative politics. We seek a broadly trained comparativist who works in the area of institutions and is able to teach one methods course. Regional specialization is open.
  2. Political theory. We seek a broadly trained political theorists, able to offer survey courses, and courses in ancient political theory.

These positions are on a fixed term contract of up to three (3) years, starting in the Academic Year 2022-2023.  

The College offer competitive salaries that are commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


The successful candidate is expected to teach at least five (5) courses, which will be in the area of PPE. Advising students, supervising capstones and other services will also be required as needed. 

  • PhD in Political Science from a regionally or internationally accredited institution.
  • At least one (1) years of undergraduate teaching experience

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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Application Procedure

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statement on teaching experience and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College‚Äôs particular mission and curriculum; teaching evaluations, three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via  and other relevant documents. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to these values. For more information about the College, please visit

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Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential 

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yale-NUS College
Department: Division of Social Sciences

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