Singapore Management University (SMU) invites applications for a
full-time Assistant Professor of Law.
We are interested in candidates who have research and teaching
expertise in the areas of ethics and digital transformation,
broadly defined. Candidates with different subject matter expertise
are encouraged to look at other career opportunities within the SMU
Yong Pung How School of Law: https://law.smu.edu.sg/about/careers/academic_appointments_I
The successful applicant will be jointly appointed to the SMU
Yong Pung How School of Law (YPHSL) and to the SMU Office of Core
Curriculum (OCC). S/he will be expected to:
• Conceptualise and execute research focused on the evolving
relationship between law and society, with a special focus on the
implications of digital transformation for legal systems and
• Develop and teach courses on legal ethics within the law school
• Develop and teach courses examining key aspects of the impact of
digital transformation on law and society, to be delivered both as
multidisciplinary courses within the “Technology and Society”
basket of the SMU Core Curriculum to non-law majors. Possible
topics include the ethical use of technology, including artificial
intelligence; digital governance and its societal consequences;
digital citizenship and inclusion; fundamentals of regulatory
• Participate actively in the research and educational communities
at SMU, and in the service of these communities.
Depending on qualifications, the successful applicant will
either be appointed on the Education track (renewable contract,
with a teaching load of six courses per year), or on the Research
track (tenure track, with a teaching load of four courses per year
and a one-course reduction during the first pre-tenure
• Post-graduate degree in law or Ph.D. in a related field. Relevant
law specialisations include, but are not limited to, IT law, ethics
and social responsibility, public law. Those who do not have a
postgraduate degree in law are also encouraged to apply if there is
evidence of relevant subject matter expertise.
• A record of high quality research in the subject area. The ideal
candidate would also showcase an ability to conduct
• A record of excellence in undergraduate or post-graduate teaching
in the subject area.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong
public speaking skills.
Applications should be submitted in English and can be directed to:
OCC-YPHSL Search Committee. Applications should include:
• A cover letter indicating your interest in and suitability for
• A current curriculum vitae;
• A 1-2 page research statement;
• Three samples of academic work;
• A 1-2 page teaching statement and, if applicable, teaching
Applicants should also arrange for three academic references
with contact information to be sent directly to: The Dean, Office
of Core Curriculum, Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria
Street, Singapore 188065.
Applications can be made at:
or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMU is committed to fostering diversity and cultivating an
inclusive work environment. Applications from women and minorities
are particularly encouraged.
Application deadline: 10 September 2021
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and may be invited to
a campus visit, if local COVID-19 measures allow. The expected
start date is either 1 January 2022 or 1 July 2022.
Singapore Management University is a research university
committed to a multidisciplinary and integrated curriculum. Salary
and benefits, such as housing allowance and research support, are
The Yong Pung How School of Law offers LL.B, LL.M and J.D. degrees.
Its faculty are drawn from or have experience in a range of
jurisdictions and are united in their commitment to nurture
intellectual curiosity and creativity.
The Office of Core Curriculum oversees the delivery of the SMU Core
Curriculum, which offers students a broad-based multidisciplinary
curriculum under three pillars, Capabilities, Communities, and
For further information about the Office of Core Curriculum and the
Yong Pung How School of Law can be found at
www.smu.edu.sg/programmes/core-curriculum and https://law.smu.edu.sg/.