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Senior Research Fellow (Human Rights Law)

Closing date
9 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Law, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Readers / Senior Research Fellows
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description 

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore. This is a 2-year contractual position offered in connection with CIL’s expansion of its programme on international human rights law. The objective of the position is to develop the research capabilities and knowledge of junior scholars by immersing them in a dynamic and supportive research environment where they can enhance their understanding of different areas of international human rights law.

The duties of the incumbent will include:

  • Conducting research and writing on international human rights law.
  • Publications in top tier peer-reviewed journals.
  • Developing and teaching of courses in international human rights law
  • Assisting in the development of seminars and conferences

The successful candidate is encouraged to apply interdisciplinary approach to human rights alongside other areas of international law.

All research staff in CIL have access to professional development opportunities (e.g., events, seminars, and training programmes) within NUS. They will also have opportunities to attend regional and international conferences, workshops, and symposiums as well as other scholarly opportunities.


  • PhD degree in international human rights law;
  • Strong research skills with the ability to prepare research papers on specific research topics assigned;
  • Proven records of conducting independent research on topics related to human rights law
  • Experience with publication of journal articles or book chapters on international law is desirable.
  • Fluent language skills in English is required. Additional languages a plus.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants are invited to apply online via the NUS Career Portal with the following documents by 9 May 2024:

  • A covering letter indicating experience, motivation for applying to work at CIL, and research interests
  •  A detailed curriculum vitae (no more than three pages) setting out educational and work history
  • University transcripts
  • One (1) sample of written work
  • The names and details of two (2) referees

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For queries, please contact Ms Sadhna Rai at

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