Academic Positions

General Information on Academic Positions in the NUS Faculty of Law

The NUS Faculty of Law is Asia’s Global Law School, widely noted for our international outlook and high standards of scholarship and education. The Law School has more than 60 academic staff members and more than 1,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Apart from the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) programme, NUS Law also offers double degree programmes in law and business, law and economics, law and life sciences, law and accountancy, law and liberal arts (with Yale-NUS College) and a concurrent degree programme in law and public policy with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. We have a vibrant community of graduate students working towards the Master of Laws (LL.M) (with or without specialisation) and PhD degrees. For more information on NUS Law, please visit

The strength of NUS Law lies in our outstanding students and faculty. We offer subjects ranging from the theoretical to the practical, with comparative and cross-disciplinary perspectives relevant to Asia and the world. The overriding objective is to provide students with a liberal legal education that allows them to realise their full potential intellectually and professionally.

We welcome applications for the following appointments: 

Professorial Appointments Full-time appointments as tenured Professors are made for outstanding academics with an international reputation as leaders in their fields in both research and teaching. Visiting professorial appointments may also be made and are normally for one semester (4 months). Interested candidates should indicate their area of expertise, the courses they can teach, and for those applying for a visiting appointment, the academic year and semester they are interested in visiting.

Mid-Level Appointments Full-time appointments as tenured Associate Professors are made for mid-level academics who demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. Typically, candidates would have a post-graduate degree in law (such as LLM or PhD/JSD/SJD) or a post-graduate degree in another discipline. Candidates without a doctorate should have published research to demonstrate equivalence. Candidates should also be experienced law teachers who can provide evidence of excellence in teaching, and should be able to teach at least one traditional common law subject.

Entry-Level Appointments Contracts for entry-level appointments as Assistant Professors are normally for three years (which may be extended) and appointees are placed on the tenure track. Candidates should be academically strong and are generally expected to have a post-graduate degree in law (such as LLM or PhD/JSD/SJD) or a post-graduate degree in another discipline. Candidates must also demonstrate potential for excellence as teachers and researchers.

Applications are invited in all areas of the law. We are interested in strong candidates in any field. Applications for the areas of Equity and Trusts, Conflict of Laws or Private International Law, Law and Economics, Maritime Law, Law of Arbitration and Patent Law are especially welcome.

Sheridan Fellowship Candidates with strong interest but minimal experience in academia may apply for a Sheridan Fellowship, which is intended to groom individuals aspiring toward tenure-track positions with a strong foundation in Singapore law. See the details

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted in English and the completed dossier* should be addressed to:


The Secretary
Faculty Search Committee
Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776

Applications may also be sent by fax to (65) 6779 0979 or by email to All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Applicants must complete the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applications, which is to be submitted together with the application. Candidates who are short-listed can be expected to attend a campus interview.

*The applicant's dossier should include the following:


Curriculum Vitae


Personal Details: Date of birth; nationality; gender; contact details etc


Academic History:
· Degrees obtained;
· Scholarships and awards;
· Post-doctoral training;
· Other study and research opportunities


Employment History: List all academic and non-academic positions held


Public and professional service.


Honours and awards, including major invited addresses, elected membership in professional and learned societies, etc.


Other relevant information.


A statement (maximum of 3 pages) of teaching philosophy and methodology. Applicants should attach evaluations on teaching from faculty members or students of the applicant's current institution, where applicable.


A statement (maximum of 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five (5) significant publications and explaining their significance. Please provide copies of up to three (3) of these contributions (in the case of books, reviews should be provided). For junior appointments, please provide transcripts of coursework leading to the highest degree(s) attained.


A complete list of publications, including page number ranges.


A list of at least three referees and their addresses/contact emails. A one-page biography of each referee must be included.
For applicants for appointment to Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, a list of six (6) external reviewers, their mailing and email addresses and one-page biography must be provided. The applicant’s relationship to the reviewer (if any) must be indicated.


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Application Deadline

Applications close on 31 December 2018.