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Job ID: 121804

Assistant Professor
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Apr. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Department Department of History
Application Deadline May 6, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • History - Asian


The Department of History of the National University of Singapore is seeking to make a tenure-track appointment, at the advanced Assistant Professor rank, in Southeast Asian History, to commence in 2019.

The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda rooted in any field and any period of Southeast Asian History, a proven ability to conduct their research in a Southeast Asian language, and an international profile commensurate with their rank and stage of career. A demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to teaching the history of the region, as well as the broader history of Asia, and/or World History, is also important. A well-developed specialty, evidenced by publications, in one of the Department’s sub-fields in Southeast Asian History will be well regarded. A competitive remuneration package, based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate, will be offered. Outstanding candidates can indicate a wish to be considered for the Presidential Young Professor appointment details of which can be found here:

According to the QS Rankings 2019, the Department of History is ranked 15 among university history departments worldwide. It is one of 15 Departments, a Program and a Language Centre within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Southeast Asia is an area of special strength for the Department, which consists of more than 30 faculty members with research interests in various aspects of Asian, European and American history, military history, international history, the history of science and technology, religion and history, business, environmental, and maritime history.

Application dossiers should include a complete list of publications, research interests and teaching experience, as well as any other relevant information; a letter explaining why the position at NUS is of interest; and the names and contact information of three academic referees. In addition, candidates will need to submit a Personal Data Consent Form, which can be downloaded at the link below.

Review of applications will begin on 24 May 2019. The search will continue until an appointment is made. Please submit documents to:

Chair, Search Committee (Southeast Asia)
Department of History
National University of Singapore
11 Arts Link
Singapore 117573

OR email:

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Contact Information

  • Search Committee (Southeast Asia)
    Department of History
    National University of Singapore
    11 Arts Link, AS1-0508


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