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NUS looking for Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology


Successful candidates must have

  • A Ph.D. in Anthropology or related multi-disciplinary degree from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment.

  • Fields of specialization are open, though we prefer a scholar with research interest in Southeast Asia.

  • A strong track record and promising trajectory in research and publication.

  • Excellent communication skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality.

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore is a leader of scientific and social scientific research in the city-state of Singapore. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programmes which allow students to realise their potential. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.

The Department of Sociology offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences and contributes to interdisciplinary programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Department stands among the top sociology departments in Asia, and specializes in sociological and anthropological research on Asian societies. We have about forty faculty members in diverse fields such as family, demography, stratification, medical sociology, comparative-historical sociology, socio-cultural anthropology, and cultural studies. The Department attracts graduate students internationally and we have a postgraduate programme in which students have the option to complete a Ph.D. in either Sociology or Anthropology. (

The university emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research, with internationally competitive salaries and opportunities for substantial research funding. The successful candidate is also expected to supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. level. As the university’s medium of instruction is English, applicants must exhibit a high level of English-competency.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at this website:

- Full CV

- Letter of Interest

- Research statement

- Teaching statement

- Up to two writing samples

- Evidence of teaching ability such as student feedback or peer review reports, and/or evidence of other contributions to education, if available.

- A list of 4 external referees (names, contact details, applicant’s relationship to them).

For enquiries, please email

Review of applications will start on November 15; early submission will ensure that your application is fully considered. Campus visits will be conducted in early 2021, if necessary virtually. Early applications are encouraged so as to get full consideration by the committee. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

For additional information about these vacancies, please consult our website at

NUS Tenure Track Anthropology for 2021
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