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Assistant Professor, Military History
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Jan. 27, 2023
Title Assistant Professor, Military History
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Department Department of History
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2023
Position Start Date 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • History - Asian
    History - General



The Department of History of the National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking to make a tenure-track appointment, at the Assistant Professor rank, in Military History, to commence in 2023.

The search committee welcomes applications from military historians working on any chronological or geographical area. Scholars who focus on nineteenth and twentieth century Asia are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD degree, teaching experience, and a strong research agenda rooted in appropriate fields in military history.

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 Professorship—details of which can be found here.

According to the QS Rankings 2022, the NUS Department of History is ranked 13th 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. 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, American, and European history, business history, environmental history, international history, maritime history, military history, religion and history, and the history of science and technology.

Application dossiers should include a complete list of publications, research interests, 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 three academic referees. Review of applications will begin on March 1. The search will continue until an appointment is made.

Please submit your application here.

Chair, Search Committee (Military 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.

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.

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Contact Information

  • Chair
    Department of History
    National University of Singapore
    11 Arts Link, AS7-05-27


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