Research Associate, Case Study Unit

29 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Hiring Department

The Case Study Unit (CSU) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) produces case studies that cover a wide range of issues in public policy, administration and management with an Asian focus. We promote the use of case studies for public policy learning and public sector training, and manage a repository of almost two hundred case studies that can be found in the LKYSPP Case Study Library. These are used in classroom teaching for degree and executive education programmes at the LKYSPP. CSU is looking to hire a Research Associate who will work with the CSU team to conceptualise and produce case studies and promote the use of case studies for public policy teaching and learning. This position reports to the Head of CSU.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research: Conceptualise and write case studies
  • Supervision: Supervise external case writers and research assistants 
  • Event organising: Work with the team to organise the Case Writing Competition and other activities
  • Project management: Manage collaborations with internal and external partners
  • Training: Design and conduct workshops and other training activities


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in political science or international relations
  • 3 years of work experience, preferably in the public sector or policy-related fields
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong research skills, eg literature review, policy document analysis, interviewing
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively; good communicator

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are invited to email the following documents to Dr Ng Kok Hoe at

  • One-page cover letter, with a brief statement of interest and relevant experience 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic certificates and transcripts (tertiary only; scanned copies suffice for initial application)
  • Details of two referees (academic or professional) who can comment on the applicant’s academic abilities and research experience
  • One writing sample, preferably from a student assignment, minimum 2000 words
  • We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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 : Institute of Water Policy
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 19666

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