Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors

Job Description & Qualification

Job Descriptions
Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors will contribute to undergraduate or post-graduate teaching and conduct research in their fields.

They will also be involved in projects or events organised by the Yong Pung How School of Law or its research centres including the Centre for Commercial Law In Asia (CCLA), the Centre for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG), Centre for Computational Law (CCLAW), and the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA).

Professors/Associate Professors: Tenure positions for academics with international reputation for their research and teaching, as well as leadership roles in their fields.

Assistant Professors: Entry-level, tenure-track positions for junior academics. The first contract is for a four-year period and assistant professors are supposed to apply for tenure before the end of the second four-year contract.

Candidates for assistant professors must possess 1) post-graduate degrees in law from reputable universities. Holders of graduate degrees in other disciplines or current lecturers/assistant professors in other jurisdictions will be considered if they possess outstanding publication records. 2) Applicants should also have three substantive publications (published or accepted for publication), preferably in leading international academic journals. Work experiences in appellate courts, international organizations, law firms or technology companies are preferred.

Scholars with research in all areas of law are welcome, although subject areas of particular interest include the following:

- Criminal Law and Justice (with focus on cybercrimes and financial fraud)
- Law and Technology (with focus on digital, AI and data governance or computational law)
- Law of Evidence
- Legal skills, research and writing

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a detailed CV including publications; 3) soft copies of 3 recent representative publications; 4) a 3-5 page description of research and teaching interests; and 5) a list of 3 referees with full contact information to

Applicants are advised to refer to the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law Research Report:

Application deadline: 1 November 2022

The start date may depend on Singapore’s border measures and the COVID-19 situation. Applicants are reviewed (and may be interviewed) on a rolling basis so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Other questions can be directed to Professor Pasha Hsieh, Associate Dean (Faculty Matters & Research), at (Please quote reference number in all correspondence: YPHSL-PROF-2022)

SMU Yong Pung How School of Law is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: 1 November 2022

About the Organization

The Singapore Management University (SMU) Yong Pung How School of Law invites scholars to apply for Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors (tenure-track) to begin in January or July 2023.

A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU's mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and to produce broad-based, creative, and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU's education is known for its highly interactive, collaborative, and project-based approach to learning.

The Yong Pung How School of Law is among SMU’s eight schools and offers LL.B., J.D., and LL.M. degrees. Located in Singapore’s Central Business District, SMU Yong Pung How School of Law has forged strong cooperation with leading law firms and technology companies. Its academic research focuses on cutting-edge issues of transnational commercial law in Asia, law and technology, and dispute settlement. SMU faculty members have diverse experiences in multiple jurisdictions and have published widely in leading international journals.

Additional Information

SMU offers a highly competitive salary in addition to medical and other benefits. Professors at all ranks are also eligible for travel and research funding.

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Job ID

ID: J11388