National University of Singapore, FASS-Geography

Position ID:National University of Singapore-GEO-ASSTPROF [#13410]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in economic geography/geographical political economy
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 117570, Singapore [map]
Subject Area: Geography / economic geography / geographical political economy
Appl Deadline:2019/04/23 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/03/10, finished 2019/10/27, listed until 2019/04/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any area of economic geography / geographical political economy. The position will sit within the Department’s ‘Politics, Economies and Space (PEAS)’ research group. Although not essential, previous experience of researching in/on Asia will be viewed positively, as will a clear plan for developing a future research trajectory within the region.

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore stands among the top Geography departments in the world and offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences. Although there are many overreaching and interconnecting projects and themes, our research and teaching are constituted through three groups: the aforementioned Politics, Economies and Space; Social and Cultural Geographies; and Tropical Environmental Change.

The Department comprises an international mix of about 35 faculty members and has over 300 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students. It continues to develop and shape research agendas in the global academic arena, while maintaining a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. Recent initiatives include a taught MSc in Applied GIS. For additional information, please consult the Department web site at:

All applicants should have an established research profile commensurate with this tenure-track position. They should have a PhD in geography or an allied field (the PhD must be awarded prior to taking up the position) with demonstrable expertise in economic geography/geographical political economy. Prior experience of university teaching is also highly desirable.

In terms of teaching and academic responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to: a. Contribute to the Department’s internationally recognised research activities; b. Teach a minimum of two modules a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; c. Perform administrative/service duties commensurate with a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment.

The successful candidate will ideally start work at NUS from January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Interested candidates should submit an application comprising: a letter of interest with details of their research credentials and future plans; a full curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching experience, including feedback if available; and the names and contact details of three referees. The review of applications will commence on 23rd April 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be notified soon thereafter and plans will then be made for a campus visit and interview. It is envisaged that these interviews will take place in May 2019. A competitive remuneration package, including a period of subsidized housing and medical benefits and relocation expenses (where applicable), will be offered to the successful candidate.

For further enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Neil M. Coe (

Candidates may submit an application via this portal or submit softcopies of application to Ms Wong Lai Wa at:

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
1 Arts Link
Singapore 117570

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