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National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law Post-Doctoral Fellowships

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National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law
Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Academic Year 2016-2017 (August 2016 To July 2017)

As Asia’s Global Law School, the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) is committed to fostering excellence in research among early stage legal scholars.

We invite applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions commencing in AY2016-2017. These Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions may be held generally within NUS Law or, for candidates with appropriate backgrounds and expertise, within the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), the Centre for Law & Business (CLB) and the Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL).

Successful applicants will commence their Fellowships at the start of August 2016 and conclude them at the end of July 2017.

BENEFITS: Post-Doctoral Fellows will have the following privileges:
1. Fellows will be appointed to the full-time position of Post-Doctoral Fellow at NUS Law on a one-year contract, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum term of 2 years, and with a fixed remuneration of S$78,000. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses.
2. Fellows will be reimbursed for a return economy class airfare (by the most economical and direct route) up to a maximum of S$2,000 to and from Singapore.
3. Fellows will be allocated a Faculty Research and Conference Fund allowance of S$3,000 to support attendance at academic conferences.
4. Fellows will be allocated shared office space at NUS Law or within CALS, CLB and CBFL.
5. Fellows may be given the opportunity to present their research in NUS Law’s Research Seminar Series or other seminars hosted by the named Centres.

1. Subject to the standard NUS terms as to annual leave, Fellows will be expected to be in residence throughout the term of their appointment. In addition to the annual leave, Fellows may also apply for leave to undertake research and fieldwork overseas, subject to the approval of the respective Centre Director or Vice Dean (Research).
2. Fellows will be expected to conduct research during the term of their appointment. Such research may include, but is not limited to, the writing of articles for publication in refereed journals, contributing to book chapters in edited collections, and preparing a monograph or other book for publication.
3. Fellows will be expected to assist in the organization of colloquia or other events for NUS Law or the Centres.
4. Fellows may be expected to teach or co-teach one elective course per annum during the term of their appointment.
5. Fellows may be expected to participate in and contribute to the Reading Group or the Graduate Research Seminar for doctoral students at NUS Law.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The selection committee will consider the following criteria in making an appointment for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow at NUS Law:
1. The applicant must be of exceptional calibre, having attained a doctoral degree in law which must have been successfully completed and examined during the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015. Applicants who had completed their oral examinations and recommended for a doctoral degree in Law (during this period) are also welcome to apply. In these circumstances, written assurance is required from the applicant’s supervisor (and endorsed by the awarding institution) that there is a reasonable expectation that the doctoral degree will be awarded. Please note that successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Law by the time of appointment.
2. The principal selection criterion will be the applicant’s potential for excellence in research and the proposed programme of research of the applicant. An existing record of publication or participation in research projects are examples of evidence of such potential.
3. For positions within the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), applicants with interests in Socio-legal Studies in South East Asia, Law and Religion in Asia, Law Reform in Myanmar, Law and Development in Asia, State Capitalism in Asia or Corporate Governance in Asia are particularly sought.
4. For positions within the Centre for Law & Business (CLB), applicants are particularly sought within the fields of Intellectual Property, Insolvency, Corporations, Competition Law, Tax Law, Contract and Arbitration.
5. For positions within the Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL), applications are sought from those with interests in Banking and Financial Law.

1. Application form: The downloaded application form should be completed and submitted together with the other required documents. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. You are also required to enclose a copy of your Doctoral Certificate (if applicable) or Status Letter with your application. You may download the application form at
2. NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applications. You may download the form at
3. Curriculum Vitae: A detailed curriculum vitae should be submitted containing complete and detailed information on academic institutions, honors, awards, all publications to date, and all professional experience (current and previous, including dates of employment and job descriptions).
4. Research Proposal: A detailed research proposal outlining the research plans for the next two years including the expected results of the work, and the projected contribution to the field of inquiry should be submitted. The title of the proposal should indicate fully the nature of the research project.
5. Course Proposal (Only for applicants who had indicated interest in “NUS Faculty of Law” in the application form). A detailed course proposal on an elective module should be submitted as Fellows might be expected to teach or co-teach. You may download the course proposal form at
6. Letters of Recommendation: The application should be supported by two references from academic referees. Applicants should arrange for their referees to send their references to the address below by the closing date.
7. Submission of Application Materials: All correspondences should be addressed to:

Mr Arian
Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore
469G Bukit Timah Road, Eu Tong Sen Building
Singapore 259776 Email:

8. Closing Date: The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 31 December 2015. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified within 2 to 3 months from the closing date on the status of their applications.

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