National University of Singapore, FASS-Asian Studies 2

Position ID:NUS-AS2-ASSTPROF2 [#23286, 17642]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Religious Studies)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 117570, Singapore [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Religious Studies / Comparative Religion, Comparative Religious Studies, East Asian Buddhism, Gender and Sexuality, Hinduism, Humanities and Social Sciences, Islam, Judaism, Religion and Religious Diversity
Asian Studies / Southeast Asian Studies
Science and Technology Studies
Anthropology / Cultural Anthropology, Social Sciences
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/10/14, finished 2023/07/22, listed until 2023/01/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Religious Studies, beginning January 2024. We are particularly interested in recruiting a scholar who will enjoy the opportunity of working collaboratively in an area studies department.

We seek a scholar who specialises in Buddhism and/or Christianity and has knowledge of other major religions. The regional focus of the position is Mainland Southeast Asia (especially Myanmar, Thailand, and/or Cambodia; Myanmar being the priority). The disciplinary focus is wide, as we are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching are multi- or inter-disciplinary. In particular, we welcome applicants who have a secondary specialisation in one or more of the following fields: economics, archaeology, media and digital studies, science and technology, urban studies, and gender and sexuality studies.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, as well as strong scholarship or high scholarly potential.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. be the Convenor of the Minor in Religious Studies;
  2. teach courses in our undergraduate and graduate programmes in their areas of specialization, and
  3. engage in an active and innovative research agenda.

Candidates should have expertise in Southeast Asian languages relevant to their research. The standard teaching load is three modules (courses) per academic year, with an expectation that the successful candidate will also advise students. 

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit an application dossier consisting of the following:

Candidates should submit all application materials online via the NUS Careers Portal and addressed to:

Chair, Search Committee
Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

Application Timeline

Candidates should submit all application materials by 31 December 2022. We will begin evaluating candidates immediately, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Other Information

Remuneration will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate may also enjoy housing benefits, relocation allowance, and other benefits depending on the type and duration of appointment and citizenship.

Contact for Enquiries

Potential candidates are welcome to get in touch with the Chair of the Search Committee to answer any questions they may have at  

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Contact: Chair, Search Committee
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
Block AS8, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260
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