Post-doctoral Fellow / Research Fellow

Job Description & Qualification

The School of Law at the Singapore Management University invites applications to fill one Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Fellow position at the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia, to start work in 2019. The position requires a doctorate degree in law from a reputable university. The candidate should possess research experience in commercial law with a demonstrated record of research output in the form of refereed journal articles or conference papers. An interest in research in the Asian context is an advantage but not mandatory. The applicant must be of exceptional calibre, having attained a doctoral degree in law, which must have been successfully completed and examined during the period of 1 June 2017 to present. Candidates who have completed and submitted their dissertation and may also be considered.

The Appointment will be on a 12 months term contract basis, with provisions for renewal for a further year subject to the availability of funding, good performance and needs of the School of Law. Research support will be provided as well as a competitive salary commensurate with relevant qualifications, experience, track record and research potential. The post-doctoral is expected to work towards securing a faculty position at a reputable law school. Mentorship will be provided to the successful post-doctoral fellow. Our previous post-doctoral fellows have secured lectureships with leading universities.

The successful applicant will commence his/her 12-month Fellowship on 1 April 2019 and complete on 31 March 2020. The dates are non-negotiable.

1. The Fellow must be in residence at SMU throughout the term of his or her appointment.

2. The Fellow must conduct research with a well-defined research agenda during the term of the appointment (50 % of the Fellow’s portfolio) in order to secure a faculty position at a reputable Law School. It is expected that the Fellow will publish research papers in reputable refereed journals during his or her term of the appointment and give at least one Research Seminar at SMU.

3. The Fellow will be expected to be collegial and assist in the administration work of the Centre at SMU which includes the organization of seminars and conferences or other events for SMU and the writing of reports and position papers. Administrative work will form 50 % of the Fellow’s portfolio. The administrative work is non-negotiable. Candidates who do not wish to do administrative work need not apply for this position.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a description of research interest and research agenda, selected publications (if any), a list of 3 referees with full contact information, and any other supporting documents to and by 28 February 2019. Applicants are interviewed on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged.

About the Organization

The School of Law at Singapore Management University was established in 2007 with the objective of producing law graduates with contextualised legal expertise. Since its beginnings of a single program with 116 students, the School of Law has expanded its intake to close to 180 students per year for its LLB programme and approximately 40 students for its Juris Doctor programme, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and various research initiatives.

To boost efforts in driving the School of Law’s ambition to be the leading centre in Asia for the study of commercial law and facilitating collaborations with practice and other universities, the School of Law has established the Centre for Cross Border Commercial Law in Asia (“CEBCLA”). CEBCLA will serve as a hub that brings together faculty, practitioners, post-doctoral fellows, visiting researchers and students in a symbiotic environment, facilitating a vibrant exchange of ideas.

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Job ID

ID: J4557