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Post-Doctoral Fellowship
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2023
Title Post-Doctoral Fellowship
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2023
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Post-Doc
  • Law - General

The Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) is one of the premier places for legal research in Asia. It has an active research culture with seven research centres, an intense and diverse array of research events and seminars, and large numbers of eminent researchers visiting it from around the world. In 2023, the Law School was ranked 9th globally by the Times Higher Education and 12th in the world by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

We invite applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions commencing in AY2024-2025. These Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions may be held generally within NUS Law or, for candidates with appropriate backgrounds and expertise, within one of the Centres at the Law Faculty.

Successful applicants will commence their Fellowships at the start of August 2024 and conclude them at the end of July 2025.


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 re-appointment up to a maximum term of 2 years, subject to re-application and consideration by the Faculty), and with a fixed remuneration of S$78,000.

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. Fellows attached to the Centres will have a similar allowance, subject to the funding conditions required.

4. Fellows will be allocated shared office space at NUS Law or within the Centres.

5. Fellows may be given the opportunity to present their research in NUS Faculty of Law Research Workshops or other seminars hosted by the Centres.

Selection criteria

The selection committee will consider the following criteria in making an appointment for 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 1 January 2022 to 30 April 2024. Applicants who have not been awarded the doctoral degree by the date of application but who intend to submit their doctoral thesis for examination not later than 31 January 2024 are welcome to apply, but in these circumstances written assurance is required from the applicant's supervisor (and endorsed by the awarding institution) that there is reasonable expectation that the doctoral degree will be awarded. Applicant must hold a doctoral degree in law by the time of appointment.

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 or participation in research projects are examples of evidence of such potential.

Application procedure

1. Application form

The downloaded application form should be completed and submitted together with the other required documents. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. You are also required to enclose a copy of your Doctoral Certificate (if applicable) or Status Letter with your application.
You may download the application form below.

2. Curriculum Vitae

A detailed curriculum vitae should be submitted containing complete and detailed information on academic institutions, honors, awards, all publications to date, and all professional experience (current and previous, including dates of employment and job descriptions).

3. Research Proposal

A detailed research proposal outlining the research plans for the next two years including the expected results of the work, and the projected contribution to the field of inquiry should be submitted. The title of the proposal should indicate fully the nature of the research project.

4. Letters of Recommendation

The application should be supported by two references from academic referees. Applicants should arrange for their referees to send their references to by the closing date.

5. Submission of Application Materials

Interested applicants are invited to apply and submit their applications at link below.

6. Closing Date

The closing date for the receipt of applications (including the letters of recommendations) is 31 December 2023. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified within 2 months from the closing date on the status of their applications.


  • NUS Faculty of Law is a leading law school in Asia widely noted for its global outlook and high standards of scholarship and education. The law school has more than 60 academic staff members and more than 1200 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Faculty is actively engaged in research and its members regularly publish books and monographs as well as articles in leading journals in Singapore and abroad. Apart from the LL.B. programme, NUS also offers double degree programmes in law and business, law and economics, law and life sciences, and law and accountancy, and a concurrent degree programme in law and public policy. It has a vibrant graduate community of students working towards the LL.M. (with or without specialisation) and Ph.D. degrees. Together with New York University School of Law, the NUS law school offers the NYU@NUS programme which allows students to earn an LLM concurrently from both institutions and the LL.B. (NUS) and LL.M. (NYU) concurrent degree programme. For more information on the NUS Faculty of Law, please visit: The strength of the NUS Faculty of Law lies in its outstanding students and faculty. The law school offers subjects ranging from the theoretical to the practical, with comparative and cross-disciplinary perspectives. The overriding objective is to provide students with a liberal legal education that will allow them to realise their full potential intellectually and professionally.

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Contact Information

  • Gail Lee
    Faculty of Law
    National University of Singapore
    469G Bukit Timah Road
    Eu Tong Sen Building
    Singapore, Singapore 259776
  • +6567790979


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