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Post-Doctoral Fellows
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2020
Title Post-Doctoral Fellows
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 2, 2021
  • Post-Doc
  • Tax Law
    Environmental/Natural Resource Law
    Banking, Business & Financial Law
    Law - General

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 (AUGUST 2021 TO JULY 2022)

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 2020, it was ranked the top Law School for research in Asia by the QS and Times Higher Education rankings, and 11th and 25th globally.

We invite applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions commencing in AY2021-2022. These Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions may be held generally within NUS Law or, for candidates with appropriate backgrounds and expertise, within the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Centre for Banking & Finance Law, Centre for Legal Theory and the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business.

Successful applicants will commence their Fellowships at the start of August 2021 and conclude them at the end of July 2022.


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. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses.

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 Research 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 Law’s Research Seminar Series or other seminars hosted by the named 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 2019 to 30 April 2021. 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 2021 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.

3. For positions within the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, applications are sought from those with interests in Climate Change Law and Environmental Justice.

4. For positions within the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, applicants are particularly sought within the fields of Comparative Private Law in Asia, Comparative Public Law in Asia, Comparative Civil Law Traditions, Law and Development in Asia, Law and Society in Asia, as well as Law and Religion in Asia.

5. For positions within the Centre for Banking & Finance Law, applications are sought from those with interests in Banking and Financial Law.

6. For positions within the Centre for Legal Theory, applicants are welcomed within any area of legal theory.

7. For positions within the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business, applicants are particularly sought within the fields of Intellectual and other Property, Insolvency, Corporations, Competition, Tax, Private Law, and Arbitration.


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.

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3. 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).

4. 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.

5. 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 the address below by the closing date.

6. Submission of Application Materials
Please submit your applications to Mr Arian Liu at email:

7. Closing Date
The closing date for the receipt of applications (including the letters of recommendations) is 15 January 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified within 2 months from the closing date on the status of their applications.

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