Career Opportunities

General Information on NUS Faculty of Law (NUS Law)

NUS Law is widely regarded as Asia’s leading law school, noted for our international outlook and high standards of scholarship and education. We have more than 60 academic staff members and more than 1,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Apart from the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, We also offer 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 postgraduate students working towards the Master of Laws (LLM) (with or without specialisation) and PhD degrees. Our research culture is strengthened by centres of excellence and strong funding for a broad spectrum of legal scholarship

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Academic Positions

We welcome applications for the following full-time appointment as:



This tenured position is for outstanding academics with an international reputation as leaders in their fields in both research and teaching.


Associate Professor:

This tenured position is for mid-level academics who have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching.


Assistant Professor:

This entry-level position is normally for a three-year period (which may be extended) and where the appointee is placed on the tenure track. Candidates should be academically strong and are expected to have a postgraduate degree in law (LL.M. or PhD/JSD/SJD) or a postgraduate degree in another discipline. Candidates must also demonstrate potential for excellence as teachers and researchers. Candidates with minimal or no experience in academia should consider instead the Sheridan Fellowship: see the details here.

Applications are invited in all areas of the law. At present, we are especially interested in strong candidates who specialise in the following areas: Equity and Trusts; Torts; Conflict of Laws or Private International Law; Law and Economics; Maritime Law; Law of Arbitration; Patent Law; Law & Technology; Property (Land Law); and Environmental Law.

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 30 November 2019 .