Assistant/Associate Professors in International Affairs

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore), a premier public policy institution in Asia, invites applications for full-time tenure track positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor level in International Relations/Comparative Politics. Candidates are expected to demonstrate evidence of a high level of competence in policy-relevant, theoretically sound, and empirically grounded research in International Relations/Comparative Politics, be inter-disciplinary in their orientation, and focused primarily on Asia. The School is interested in candidates with a strong commitment to publishing at the highest level and would particularly welcome applications with a demonstrated record of research excellence. As the School will launch a new 2-year Master in International Affairs (MIA) in 2017, we are keen to hire faculty who will contribute energetically to the new programme.

Candidates should possess the following: a PhD degree in the relevant discipline; have a commitment to research and teaching excellence; and an ability to engage with policy and research communities in Asia and around the world.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit, in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file), the following:

  • Cover note
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Names of three references
  • Brief statement of past and current research
  • Top 5 publications
  • Three courses that you would be interested in teaching (please refer to here for the list of courses)

Those who have a teaching record should submit the following as well:

  • Teaching dossier including teaching evaluations (for those who have a teaching record)
  • Representative samples of course outlines (for those who have a teaching record)

Please send the electronic submission to Ms Laura Lim,

Applicants may submit hard copies to the following address:

Ms Laura Lim
Senior Associate Director, Human Resources
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the National University of Singapore and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at or to email Kanti Bajpai, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee (