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Assistant/Associate Professor in Public History
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Jan. 12, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Public History
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Department Department of History
Application Deadline Feb. 14, 2022
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Museum Studies
    History - General



The Department of History at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor in Public History/Heritage to commence in August 2022. Applicants with a Ph.D. in History or Public History at the time of appointment are preferred but we will consider applications from relevant disciplines.

We seek applications from candidates with demonstrated experience in conducting collaborative projects with museums, archives, heritage organizations, local communities, and public agencies. The position is open to scholars in any geographic and chronological specialization, with a preference for candidates who can customize the theory and practice of Public History for Asian contexts, work with digital methods, and excel in interdisciplinary approaches. Scholars and practitioners working in archival theory, museology and museography, built landscapes, heritage policy, and public agencies that employ history for policymaking are also encouraged to apply. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. NUS is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

According to the QS Rankings 2021, the Department of History is ranked 15th among university history departments worldwide, and 1st in Asia. It is one of 15 Departments, a Program, and a Language Centre within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Southeast Asia and East Asia are areas 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, science and technology, religion, law, business, environmental, and maritime history.

Application dossiers should include a complete list of publications, research interests, public historical work, and teaching experience, as well as any other relevant information; a covering letter explaining why the position at NUS is of interest; and the names and contact information of no less than four referees. Review of applications will begin on February 15th 2022. The search will continue until an appointment is made.

Please submit your application here:

For more information, you can write to
Chair, Search Committee (Public History)
Department of History
National University of Singapore

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work at the NUS premises. As such, we wish to highlight that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS.

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Contact Information

  • Assoc Prof Aung-Thwin
    Department of History
    National University of Singapore


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