Job Opening: Political Science Global Affairs, especially comparative Asia

job opening - 5Institution:   Yale-NUS College
Location:   Singapore
Position:   Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty, Political Science

The newly established Yale-NUS College ( in Singapore, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, seeks to hire three or more political scientists working on global affairs, especially those who study Asia in comparative perspective.  We are particularly interested in candidates who work in the following areas: comparative politics, including political institutions, political parties, and elections; and security, broadly defined to include such issues as human security, gender, inequality, and migration in addition to traditional issues of international security.  This search is open with regard to rank.  We are especially interested in candidates who combine an active research agenda with interest in a collegiate liberal arts environment and a demonstrated commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

In addition, the College seeks to hire two distinguished senior scholars to serve as the inaugural JY Pillay-Global Asia Professors of Social Science.  We encourage applicants in any area of the Social Sciences including areas that can serve our majors in Global Affairs/Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, and Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).  Within these broad areas, we are open to sub-specialty.

Yale-NUS College seeks outstanding teacher-scholars, who are committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, who are active researchers, and who enjoy closely mentoring students. Regardless of their field of specialization, candidates should be enthusiastic about contributing to an interdisciplinary common curriculum in the liberal arts.

Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level.  The College expects further rounds of hiring over the next few years as the student body increases.  Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through generous startup grants, annual research and travel budgets, and sabbatical leave.

To express interest, candidates should submit a current CV and cover letter, which includes information on a candidates research interests and teaching philosophy.  Candidates should also be prepared to submit the names of possible referees.  Prospective senior candidates should feel free to contact Professor Steven Wilkinson at  For all general inquiries, please  Review of applications will begin August 15th, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled.

The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  All particulars of the application process can be found at

Prospective senior candidates should feel free to contact Professor Steven Wilkinson at  For all general inquiries, please contact


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