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Assistant or Associate Professor in Public History
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Nov. 17, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Public History
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Department Department of History
Application Deadline Dec. 30, 2021
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • History - Asian
    History - General



The Department of History at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Public History to commence in August 2022. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or Public History at the time of appointment.

We seek applications from candidates with a track record of public engagement and experience in conducting collaborative projects with museums, archives, heritage organizations, local communities, media developers, schools, 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/pedagogies, and engage in interdisciplinary approaches. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or plans for) grant-funded research, curriculum development, 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 December 30, 2021. 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

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Contact Information

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


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