Sheridan Fellowship

The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law is pleased to invite applications for our fourth intake of Sheridan Fellows. These full-time positions are intended to serve as a bridge between either undergraduate study or work in the legal profession and a tenure-track academic position with a strong foundation in Singapore law.

A successful candidate will be appointed for two years on a competitive salary. You will teach only half of the standard faculty workload, typically by joining one of the team-taught compulsory subjects. The reduced load will free up considerable time for research, assisted by a faculty mentor who will read and comment on your work as well as advising on publication avenues. Sheridan Fellows will also be expected to take part in faculty workshops and present at least one paper in the Research Seminar Series.

At the conclusion of the two year period, you may be encouraged to pursue a doctorate (on salary), after which you would return to the Faculty and be assessed for appointment as an Assistant Professor on the tenure-track.Alternatively, provided you achieve satisfactory performance in teaching and research, you may be appointed directly to the position of Assistant Professor on the tenure-track. (Candidates who are interested in pursuing a doctorate immediately should consider the Overseas Graduate Scholarship scheme.)

Applicants should have an outstanding undergraduate degree and, ideally, a strong LL.M. Exceptional applicants without a Master’s degree may also be considered but would be required to complete an LL.M. prior to being appointed to the tenure track.

To apply, submit a letter of interest together with your curriculum vitae, transcripts of your results, and a list of at least three referees. Applications close on 31 December 2016 and should be submitted 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 an interview. Submission of applications for 2016 has closed. Interested applicants are encouraged to look out for the next applications cycle beginning 1 August 2017.