Job: Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2014-2015 – University of Singapore (DL: 31.12)

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 the academic year 2014-2015. 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 and Business (CLB), the Centre for Banking and Finance Law (CBFL), and a new research centre in AY2014-2015, the Centre for Maritime Law (CML).

Successful applicants will commence their Fellowships at the start of August 2014 and conclude them at the end of July 2015.

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 the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), the Centre for Law and Business (CLB), the Centre for Banking and Finance Law (CBFL), or the Centre for Maritime Law (CML). 
  5. Fellows may be given the opportunity to present their research in NUS Law’s Research Seminar Series (RSS) or other seminars hosted by the named Centres.

Duties

  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. 
  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.

Selection criteria

The selection committee will consider the following criteria in making an appointment to 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 31 December 2011 to 31 December 2013.
  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 in top journals or participation in research projects are examples of evidence of such potential. 
  3. The selection committee will also consider the alignment of the proposed research with NUS Law’s research strengths and priorities. Apart from the core undergraduate curriculum, in which NUS Law has long held significant strengths, applicants are particularly sought within the fields of Arbitration Law, Aviation Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Family and Child Law, International and Comparative Law, and Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy. 
  4. For positions within the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), applicants with interests in Socio-legal Studies in South East Asia, Law Reform in Myanmar, or Local Governance and Development in Asia are particularly sought. 
  5. For positions within the Centre for Law and Business (CLB), applicants are particularly sought within the fields of Intellectual Property, Insolvency, Corporations, Competition Law, and Tax Law. 
  6. For positions within the Centre for Banking and Finance Law (CBFL), applications are sought from those with interests in Banking and Financial Law. 
  7. For positions within the Centre for Maritime Law (CML), applications are sought from those with interests within the field of commercial maritime or shipping law.

Application procedure

Applicants are required to submit a detailed curriculum vitae, outlining their research plans for the next two years. 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.
The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 31 December 2013.

Applicants will be notified within two months of the deadline on the status of their applications.

All correspondence should be addressed to Mr Arian, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 469G Bukit Timah Road, Eu Tong Sen Building, Singapore 259776.

Email: lawfsc@nus.edu.sg.

We thank Andrea Ledwig for the pointer.

This post will expire at 8:00am on Wednesday January 1st, 2014

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