SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Politics, SOSS

Location
Singapore
Posted
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Full Time | Contract
  • Manager Doctorate or equivalent
  • Singapore | Closing On 05 Sep 2022

1-year contract

About Us

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.

Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.

Job Description

  • School of Social Sciences (SOSS) at Singapore Management University (SMU) invites applications for one postdoctoral position in political science.
  • SOSS at SMU is an interdisciplinary unit with fields of strength in Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • We have a growing strength in the study of Southeast Asia, with a group of seven faculty specializing in the region.
  • This postdoctoral scholar will benefit from close collaboration with our faculty and will provide support for a set of new projects examining public attitudes toward politics in the region.
  • SOSS is seeking an early career scholar with a doctoral degree in political science or a closely related field who is interested in the politics of at least one of the countries of Southeast Asia or the region as a whole.
  • We are also particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in survey design, data collection, and analysis.
  • The position is initially for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for up to 3 years.
  • Conduct their own research as well as work with our political science faculty on projects.
  • The successful candidate will teach 2 undergraduate courses over the year (1 per term).

Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in political science or a closely related field.
  • The degree should have been completed within the past five years.
  • The candidate should be interested in the politics of at least 1 of the countries of Southeast Asia or the region as a whole.
  • It is desirable that they also have expertise in survey design, data collection, and analysis.
  • Evidence of strong research and teaching track record would be advantageous.
  • Applicants should submit the following documents in one (1) combined pdf:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Application cover letter, including a statement of candidate's research and teaching interests (maximum 1000 words)
    • One writing sample (dissertation chapter or publication)
    • Name and contact details of at least two referees, one of which should be the candidate's dissertation advisor

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