Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Politics (1-year contract), SOSS

Employer
Singapore Management University
Location
Singapore (SG)
Salary
Competitive
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022
Website
https://socsc.smu.edu.sg/

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.

Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.

 

Job Description

School of Social Sciences (SOSS) at Singapore Management University (SMU) invites applications for one postdoctoral position in political science. SOSS at SMU is an interdisciplinary unit with fields of strength in Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. We have a growing strength in the study of Southeast Asia, with a group of seven faculty specializing in the region. This postdoctoral scholar will benefit from close collaboration with our faculty and will provide support for a set of new projects examining public attitudes toward politics in the region.

SOSS is seeking an early career scholar with a doctoral degree in political science or a closely related field who is interested in the politics of at least one of the countries of Southeast Asia or the region as a whole. We are also particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in survey design, data collection, and analysis.

The position is initially for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for up to 3 years. Conduct their own research as well as work with our political science faculty on projects. The successful candidate will teach 2 undergraduate courses over the year (1 per term).

Qualification

  • A doctoral degree in political science or a closely related field.
  • The degree should have been completed within the past five years.
  • The candidate should be interested in the politics of at least 1 of the countries of Southeast Asia or the region as a whole.
  • It is desirable that they also have expertise in survey design, data collection, and analysis.
  • Evidence of strong research and teaching track record would be advantageous.
  • Applicants should submit the following documents in one (1) combined pdf:
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Application cover letter, including a statement of candidate's research and teaching interests (maximum 1000 words)
    3. One writing sample (dissertation chapter or publication)
    4. Name and contact details of at least two referees, one of which should be the candidate's dissertation advisor

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