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Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2020
Title Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Aug. 31, 2020
Position Start Date 2021
  • Dean
  • Law - General

The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for the post of Dean, Faculty of Law.

The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law is widely regarded as Asia’s leading law school. Staffed by an outstanding permanent faculty diverse in origin and qualifications, NUS Law is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues confronting our interconnected world.

Located in Singapore, which for more than a century has been a commercial hub at the crossroads of Asia, NUS Law is very much Asia’s Global Law School. Since 1957 our curriculum has been infused with perspectives from other jurisdictions and disciplines. This tradition has accelerated in recent years, providing a legal education that is comparative, international, and multi-disciplinary. The Law School hosts many faculty and students from every continent, offering a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere both inside and outside the classroom.

Global, regional, and uniquely Singaporean perspectives on legal issues are all evident in the research produced by our faculty. The professors at NUS Law are not only engaged in a constant search for better legal solutions to the issues that confront all societies, but are also continually challenging accepted wisdom and conventional norms by raising new questions and problems. Their work stretches across all aspects of law and appears in the most prestigious journals as well as books published by leading publishers around the world.

NUS Law is home to researchers working across the entire domain of the law. This includes the various specialist areas covered by its research centres, the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL), the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), the Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL), the Centre for International Law (CIL), the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business (CLB), the Centre for Legal Theory (CLT), the Centre for Maritime Law (CML), and the Centre for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & the Law (TRAIL). NUS Law is also home to the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and the secretariat for the Asian Society of International Law (ASIANSIL). For further information regarding NUS Law, please visit its website at

Candidate profile
As the Faculty forges ahead to achieve its vision of being among the world’s best in legal education and research, NUS seeks an individual who has the leadership experience required to innovate and lead in a premier academic setting; notable collaborative skills; the ability to recruit, retain and develop excellent and diverse faculty, students and staff; strong operational and fundraising skills to fulfil the goals of the Faculty; as well as a strong record of scholarly achievements and a notable reputation within the academic and professional communities.

Applications, enquiries or nominations, with detailed curriculum vitae (CV), should be sent by 31 August 2020, via email to:

Professor PHOON Kok Kwang
Senior Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs)
Chair, Law Dean Search Committee
National University of Singapore

C/o Ms. Jennifer TAY
Law Dean Search Committee Secretariat

All nominations and applications will be kept in the strictest confidence. We appreciate your kind understanding that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Contact Information

  • Ms. Jennifer TAY
    Law Dean Search Committee Secretariat
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore


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