Research Fellow, Social Service Research Centre

15 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Social Service Research Centre (SSR) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS), would like to invite suitable candidates to apply for a full‐time position as Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow. The appointment will be for a period of 2 years at the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. 

Since April 2015, SSR has been creating change through impactful social service research and capability development. We are dedicated to promote and test social innovations and help evolve a new social service infrastructure for Singapore's next phase of social development. As the only entity dedicated to research on social interventions in Singapore, SSR is the focal point of rigorous applied research, working in tandem with social service leaders in government, civil society, and private philanthropic institutions to critic, test-bed and facilitate large-scale, community-based service innovations through a variety of methods including programme evaluation and social analytics.

The Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow will join a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, and have the opportunity to work with academics, field practitioners, government and non-governmental agencies in a variety of projects. He or she is expected to contribute to the Centre’s training programmes aimed at developing research capabilities for the social service sector and other major functions of the Centre. In addition, the candidate is expected to contribute to the Centre’s research (e.g. run research projects, publish in leading peer-review journals, develop research grants in collaboration with staff in SSR).


The candidate should possess the following:

  • A Ph.D. from a recognized university in the Social Sciences preferably in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, and Behavioral Economics
  • An aptitude for and relevant experience in collaborative as well as independent social science research
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong research and publication record
  • Familiarity with Singapore’s social service sector is an advantage

More Information

Interested applicants should include the following documents in their application: 

  • Cover letter and Resume (outlining your interest, research experience, qualifications, expected salary and publications if any) 
  • A writing sample (published paper, thesis or research article)
  • Copies of degree scrolls and transcript of grades 
  • Recommendation letters from 3 referees, out of which 1 letter must be from the Ph.D. supervisor

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS.

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Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Arts & Social Sciences
Department : Dean's Office (Arts & Social Sc.)
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 10746

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