Assistant Professor Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Department of Southeast Asian Studies

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The Department of Southeast Asian Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, seeks applications from scholars specializing in Southeast Asian religion. Appointment will be at the assistant professor level (tenure track). Applicants should have a degree in anthropology with a specialization in Southeast Asian studies. The position requires a research focus in material culture; belief and ritual; anthropology of Christianity; ethnographic methods; and comparative world religion. Applicants should be committed to working and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment with an area studies perspective. We are particularly interested in applicants with in depth expertise on the Philippines but geographical expertise is open to island Southeast Asia. A Ph.D. is required at the time of application.

Other criteria for the position include an active research agenda and a strong publication record. Fluency in one or more Southeast Asian languages is essential.

The successful applicant must have teaching experience which provides evidence of ability to teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including large introductory courses, and to supervise individual student research. She or he should also have demonstrable ability to relate to students from diverse backgrounds. In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will be responsible for supervising the overall summer school programme of the Department, including teaching a summer school module, and liaising with other departments within NUS as well as with foreign educational institutions involved in the Department’s summer school.

To apply, please submit a full CV, names and contact details of three referees, and a statement describing your research and teaching interests to the Chair of the Search Committee. Further information about the Southeast Asian Studies Department is available at Links to information regarding the University, terms of service, benefits and allowances are available at

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013. Candidates should submit all application materials by 31 December 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be notified of the selection committee’s decision.

Inquiries and completed applications should be directed to:

Chair of the Search Committee (Assistant Professor)
Department of Southeast Asian Studies
National University of Singapore
Block AS3-06-18
3 Arts Link, Singapore 117569
Fax: (65) 6777-6608

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