Research Fellow, Social Service Research Centre

14 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 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 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 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
  • Research and publication experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with Singapore’s social service is required

The candidate must strictly be able to conduct workshops and mentoring courses related to research skills relevant to social service practitioners (kindly refer to our website for examples of the courses).

The candidate must strictly also be able to provide consultancy service to supervise social service practitioners conducting research in their agencies.

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 presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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.

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Arts & Social Sciences
Department : Dean's Office (Arts & Social Sc.)
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 16292

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