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Assistant Professor, Modern China
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Nov. 18, 2020
Title Assistant Professor, Modern China
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Department Department of History
Application Deadline December 2020
Position Start Date July 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • History - Asian
    History - General



The Department of the History at the National University of Singapore seeks an outstanding historian of modern China with an emphasis on (but not limited to) Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. The appointment will be full-time, tenure-track, at the level of Assistant Professor, with an expectation of starting on the 1st of July, 2021.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD degree, teaching experience, and a strong research agenda rooted in appropriate fields in modern Chinese history. The Department particularly invites applicants who demonstrate strong research accomplishments and substantial teaching experience in their track records. A proven ability to contribute effectively to teaching the regions of the applicant’s specialty, as well as broader history of Asia and World History, is also important. A competitive remuneration package, based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate, will be offered.

According to the QS Rankings 2020, the Department of History is ranked 22 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 cover letter describing research interests, teaching experience, and an explanation on why the position at NUS is of interest; curriculum vitae; and a list of three academic referees and their contact information. 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 8 December 2020 (SGT). The search will continue until an appointment is made. Please submit electronic application materials to:

Chair, Search Committee (Modern Chinese history)
Department of History
National University of Singapore
11 Arts Link
Singapore 117573

Visit our websites at to for information on the Department of History, and for information on the Faculty. The Personal Data Consent Form can be found at the following link:…

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  • Chair, Search Committee
    Department of History
    National University of Singapore


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