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Assistant Professor, Public Administration/Public Management/Public Policy/Political Science

Closing date
24 Mar 2023

Job Description

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore, invites applications for multiple tenure track Assistant Professor appointments. Applicants are expected to have research and teaching expertise in the fields of public policy, public administration, and/or public management of particular interest are scholars whose research and teaching focuses on Public Management, Leadership, and Ethics; Law, Regulation, and Governance of Emerging Technologies; Decentralization, Urbanization, and Local Government; Bureaucracies, Public Finance, and Policy Processes; and Data Analytics/Science and Public Policy. Scholarship that have applications to Asia, particularly East and Southeast Asia, but speaks to the broader field are welcomed.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a completed PhD by July 2023 in public administration, public management, public policy, political science, or related disciplines
  • potential to publish in world class academic research outlets
  • ability to teach core and specialized courses in public administration, public management, and public policy
  • a willingness and ability to mentor graduate students and supervise graduate degree these
  • a willingness to engage with a wide range of external interests including public bodies, businesses, not-for-profits and research or learning communities.

Additional Information

About Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

LKYSPP is a leading public policy school in Asia, attracting an internationally diverse, world-class faculty and student body to engage and address the world’s most pressing challenges. Its mission is to to inspire, improve lives, and take central positions in the policy and governance conversations within Asia and beyond. We do this by working hard on two planks: pursuing academic and intellectual excellence, and crafting lessons for meaningful public policy-making. The school is housed within the National University of Singapore, the highest ranked university in Asia and the 11th in the world.

LKYSPP offers highly competitive research funding, salary, relocation and housing support, and other benefits. The teaching load (typically three per academic year) allows faculty to focus on providing quality instruction while maintaining their research excellence. For more information about the LKY School, please visit

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How to apply

The complete application package should be emailed to the Public Policy Selection Committee at Please use the subject line “LKYSPP Application Submission” for application submissions and “Application Enquiries” for application-related enquiries.

The application package should include the following in electronic form (MS Word or PDF): 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vita; 3) a research statement describing candidate’s current research and future agendas; 4) a teaching statement describing candidate’s pedagogical beliefs and practices as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness (if any); 5) names, rank and affiliation, and contact information of three referees, and 6) up to 2 of the candidate’s best papers or book chapters.

The review of applications will begin in early October 2022 and continue until positions are filled.

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

Location: Bukit Timah Campus
Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Department : Academic Affairs
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 17099

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