National University of Singapore, FASS-Asian Studies 2

Position ID:NUS-AS2-MLSTT [#24567, 19544]
Position Title: Assistant Professor and Associate Professor (Malay World Studies)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 117570, Singapore [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Humanities / Humanities
Social Sciences / Social Sciences, Contemporary History, Gender, Migration Studies, Religion, Sociology
Asian Studies / Malay-Indonesian Region, Malay Studies, Malay World, Malay-Indonesia Studies, Asian Religions, Malay Archipelago, Southeast Asian Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences / Anthropology, Global Studies and Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (more...)
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (2nd round interviews posted 2023/11/03, listed until 2023/12/31)
Position Description:    

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Job Description

The Department of Malay Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to appoint outstanding candidates for the following two positions: Assistant Professor (on tenure track) and Associate Professor (with tenure).

Those seeking to apply must have expertise on the Malay-Indonesian region as well as strong credentials in at least one discipline in the social sciences or humanities. Research accomplishments and linguistic mastery on a wider plane of studies to include Malay world connections and comparisons with the Arabic-Persian, Mediterranean, East Asian and Indian Ocean worlds, including the global Malay diaspora, would be an added strength.

Candidates are also expected to have competence or a strong potential in conducting inter-disciplinary research and teaching to fit into the larger vision of the College of Humanities and Sciences in which the department is housed.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following as a package:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the specific position and how your qualifications and plans fit into the long-term advancement of the department of Malay Studies
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of your teaching expertise, and a proposed curriculum design for a course in the field of Malay World Studies and/or a course with inter-disciplinary contents and approach. 
  • Evidence of teaching experience (sample syllabi, student feedback, teaching awards).
  • Two to three writing samples
  • Other strong evidence to demonstrate your publication potential (in the case of hire at Assistant Professor level)
  • Statement of your research and publication plan
  • Statement describing your personal qualities and prior experience in leadership and collaborative work.
  • A list of 8 to 10 names of referees (with affiliation, contact details and connection to applicant). For the position of Assistant Professor, you may provide a list of 3 to 5 names. They will be invited to submit their recommendation only if a candidate is shortlisted. 


Application materials should be submitted online via the NUS Careers Portal and addressed to:
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Malay Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

Application Timeline

Candidates should submit all application materials by 31 December 2023. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Contact for further 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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