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Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Leadership

The National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is a premier graduate public policy institution in Asia with a faculty of research-oriented scholars and distinguished practitioners. The School invites applications for full-time tenure track positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor level in Public Management / Leadership. The appointments are expected to begin on July 1, 2019.

Research Excellence: Apart from possessing a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (or firmly expecting one by June 2019), applicants will need to show a strong commitment to publishing at the highest level and, in the case of applicants for the Associate Professor position, a record of research excellence indicating a high level of competence in theoretically sound, empirically grounded, and policy-relevant research. Applicants whose research and writing focus on Asia will have an advantage. The School provides very generous research funding and support.

Teaching Excellence: While the average class size is small and the teaching commitments relatively low (typically 3 courses a year), the School prides itself on high quality and innovative teaching, providing generous funding and support for faculty to develop and enhance their teaching practice. The student body is internationally diverse: 20 percent from Singapore; 60 percent from China, India, and ASEAN countries; and 20% from outside of Asia.

Impact and Engagement: Applicants should be keen to engage with scholarly and research communities around the world, producing work that has an impact on the important questions and problems that confront Asia and the contemporary world. The School has a dedicated team of media professionals to augment and extend the reach of its academic research to policy audiences and the general public. The School’s very energetic executive education wing provides opportunities for faculty to engage with policy professionals from around the world looking to sharpen their skills.

The National University of Singapore is consistently ranked among the world’s top 30 universities and Asia’s top 2 universities. A city in a garden, Singapore is one of the most liveable and sustainable cities in the world. As a global city, Singapore regularly convenes global leaders and hosts important regional and global meetings. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the National University of Singapore and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at

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
  • Up to 5 of their best papers (published or unpublished)
  • Three courses that they would be interested in teaching (please refer to for a list of courses)

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

  • Teaching dossier, including teaching evaluations
  • Representative samples of course outlines

Applications submitted prior to February 15, 2019 will receive preference; but the review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Face-to-face interviews may be held at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration in March 2019 in Washington DC or other international conferences in 2019.

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