Lecturer in Sociocultural Anthropology

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30 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
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 1 full-time Lecturer in Sociocultural Anthropology. We are open to various fields of specialization, with a preference for regional expertise on Asian societies. This position is on a fixed term contract of up to 3 years, starting in the Academic Year 2022-2023. The successful candidate is expected teach five (5) courses each academic year. Advising students and other services will also be required as needed.

The College offers internationally competitive salaries, housing subsidies, and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • PhD in Anthropology from a regionally or internationally accredited institution.
  • A minimum of one year experience in undergraduate teaching is preferred.

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.

More Information

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’s particular mission and curriculum; teaching evaluations; and names and contact information of three referees (note that referees will only be contacted if applicants advance to the latter stages of the search process). Applications should be submitted via

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified. For general inquiries, please email Professor Nur Amali Ibrahim, Head of Studies of Anthropology:

Equal Opportunity Employer:

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