Job Opening: Modern Asian History, National University of Singapore

job opening - 5Institution:  National University of Singapore, Department of History
Location:     Singapore
Position:      Full Professor, National University of Singapore, Department of History

The George E. Bogaars Professorship in History

The Department of History at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will make a tenured appointment at the senior Professorial level in Modern Asian History. This will be an endowed research oriented Professorship named after George Edwin Bogaars. Mr. Bogaars was one of the most distinguished Singaporeans of the Pioneer Generation that lay the grounds for the independent Republic, a key architect of the Singapore civil service, and one of the most eminent graduates of the Department of History, NUS.

The Department will appoint a scholar of the highest international caliber, working on topics that relate to Singapore or Southeast Asia in particular, or modern Asia in general. Applications by scholars with research interests in the history of political economy, maritime trade, state building, or international relations are especially welcome. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record, contribute to teaching at the graduate and senior undergraduate levels, and provide research leadership within the department. A highly competitive package of remuneration and benefits will be offered, tailored to the appointee.

According to the QS Rankings 2015, the Department of History, NUS, ranked first in Asia and number 22 among history departments worldwide. It counts over 30 faculty members with research interests in various aspects of Asian, European, American and transnational histories. The George E. Bogaars Professor of History will further strengthen the Department’s research profile, and advance its vision to be recognized as a first rank university history department providing leadership in the study of all aspects of Asian history.

The application dossier should include a full CV, a letter explaining why the position is of interest, and the names of six academic referees. In addition, candidates will need to submit a Personal Data Consent Form, which can be downloaded at the link below. There is no deadline for applications, which will be received until an appointment is made. Please submit documents, soft and hard copy, to:

Professor Brian P. Farrell
Head, Department of History
National University of Singapore
11 Arts Link
Singapore 117570

Visit our websites at for more information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and for more information on the Department of History. The Personal Data Consent Form can be found at the following link:

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