The Centre for Maritime Law (CML) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, was launched on 3 September 2015 and focuses broadly on international trade, transport and shipping law-related issues. It undertakes research and hosts events of scholarly value to academics, professionals, and government institutions with the objective of enhancing the development of commercial maritime law in Singapore, the region, and further afield. CML’s continuing achievements include a highly-regarded Working Paper Series (WPS), available at https://law.nus.edu.sg/cml/publications/, and the CML CMI Database, Judicial Decisions on International Conventions, available at https://cmlcmidatabase.org/.
The Director of CML is Professor Stephen Girvin, MPA Professor of Maritime Law, and the Deputy Director is Associate Professor Paul Myburgh.
CML is inviting applications from suitable candidates, who are at the beginning of their professional careers, to conduct research and to participate in the work of CML. Depending on qualifications, background and expertise, suitable applicants will be appointed as a Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Fellow, or Senior Research Fellow in CML.
The successful applicant will join CML’s existing full-time and Adjunct research staff (see https://law.nus.edu.sg/cml/personnel/).
The position(s) will carry the following benefits:
1. Employment on a full-time contract at NUS Law for one year and, subject to satisfactory performance, may be renewable for a second year.
2. A remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
3. Allocation of designated workspace within CML.
The duties associated with the position(s) are as follows:
1. The successful applicant will be expected to be in residence throughout the term of his or her appointment, subject to the normal NUS terms as to annual leave.
2. Depending on experience, the successful applicant will be expected to develop his or her own research agenda, including undertaking research projects on maritime law, leading to publication in English-language refereed journals, during his or her term of appointment. The proposed research agenda MUST also include writing working papers for publication in the CML Working Paper Series (https://law.nus.edu.sg/cml/publications/).
3. The successful applicant will also be required to present his or her research and to participate in and contribute to CML seminars.
4. The successful applicant is expected to assist in CML’s research projects and initiatives, including the CML CMI Database, Judicial Decisions on International Conventions (https://www.cmlcmidatabase.org/).
5. The successful applicant may be asked to act as research assistant to the Director or Deputy Director of CML, as assigned by the Director of CML.
Selection criteria and application procedure
Details of selection criteria and application procedure can be found at:
Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 30 April 2021. Late applications cannot be considered.