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ARI Job Opportunities 2017/18

 

All positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of Asia-related research in the social sciences and humanities.

Applicants should only apply for ONE of the four types of positions of job opportunities (i.e. Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Visiting Senior Research Fellow Sabbatical). Apart from the quality of research, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of the research topic to ARI’s specific cluster of research as listed in Research Clusters and Their Focus (click here).

Applicants need to indicate the particular Research Cluster to which they are applying. In cases where there may be overlapping research interests, you may list up to a maximum of 2 clusters only.

During their term at ARI, recipients are expected to submit a working paper (not more than 10,000 words) to the ARI Working Paper Series. Candidates are also required to deliver research seminar(s) to the staff and to acknowledge ARI’s contribution for research in their publications.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications, consisting of:

  1. A completed application form (Application closed). Please ensure you complete all sections of the form and submit it to us in MS Word or equivalent editable formats only. If a section is not applicable to your application, please state ‘NA’.’.
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Synopsis of the proposed research project (maximum of 8-10 single-lined pages);
  4. At least one short sample of published work, preferably in English.
  5. It is primarily your responsibility to ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via email reporting on your academic standing and on the applicant’s research project by 14 October 2016.
  6. Reference letters must clearly state your name, position and cluster applied for.
  7. Closing date for applications is 14 October 2016. You may wish to check with your referees that they have submitted their references before the closing date.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

  1. Please note that only fully completed applications will be considered (including submission of the two letters of reference).
  2. Please keep your email and attachments below 10MB by zipping any large files as emails larger than 10MB will be rejected by our email system.
  3. As we receive a high volume of applications, we strongly encourage you to apply well before the closing date.
  4. The appointment is conditional upon the approval by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Ministry of Manpower granting you an Employment Pass or other applicable work passes.
  5. We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email). Candidates who do not hear from the University within 10 weeks after the closing date of the advertisement may assume the position has been filled.
  6. Submissions of applications, reference letters and/or queries are to be sent via email to joinari@nus.edu.sg
  7. For further information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS/RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

You will work under the supervision of the Cluster Leader and shall take the lead on duties such as organising workshops and conferences, applying for grant funding, participating in current cluster projects, or carrying out new   projects. Administrative duties and committee work may be assigned to you from time to time. Please indicate in the application form if you are interested to teach and what you would be interested in teaching. Successful candidates may be offered a joint appointment with ARI and a Department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Interested applicants must have a PhD from a reputable university and with a publication record preferably in English Language.
  2. Only candidates with more than 5 years of research experience after their PhD may apply for the Senior Research Fellowship position.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

  1. The appointment will be tenable for a period of two years at the first instance, with the possibility of another term of two years based upon evaluation and funding availability (i.e. up to a total of four years).
  2. Applications are invited for commencement in:-
    • Jun/Jul 2017
    • or Dec 2017/Jan 2018
  3. The Senior Research Fellowship comes with a competitive remuneration of at least S$6,000 per month, from which they will pay for university subsidized housing.
  4. The Research Fellowship is on competitive remuneration from S$5,500 per month. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses. Please note   that University Housing will not be provided and appointees have to make their own private arrangements.
  5. Travel assistance will be provided to eligible candidates.
  6. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.
  7. All salary and benefits-in-kind are subjected to taxation in accordance with local tax laws.
  8. There is support for research fieldwork and conference attendance (on application and subject to approval).
  9. Research staff at ARI should participate actively in research activities including attendance at seminars, conferences and ARI social events.
  10. Other benefits that the University provides and other information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/whyjoinus.htm. Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

You will work under the supervision of the Cluster Leader and shall carry out duties including; organising workshops and conferences, applying for grant funding, participating in current cluster projects, or carrying out new projects. Administrative duties and committee work may be assigned to you from time to time. Please indicate in the application form if you are interested to teach and what you would be interested in teaching. Successful candidates may be offered a joint appointment with ARI and a Department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Candidates must have fulfilled all requirements of securing a PhD from a reputable university.  .
  2. If you are still a PhD candidate at the point of application, you may also apply provided that you are confirmed for graduation by your commencement date at ARI. An official letter from the Registrar’s Office of your university will be required to confirm the award of your PhD degree.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

  1. The appointment will be tenable for a period of two years only.
  2. Applications are invited for commencement in:
    • Jun/Jul 2017
    • or Dec 2017/Jan 2018
  3. An all-inclusive, fixed monthly salary of S$5,500. This all-in sum is inclusive of   stipends for housing and living expenses.  
  4. A one off travel assistance of S$2,000 will be provided to eligible candidates.
  5. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.
  6. All salary and benefits-in-kind are subjected to taxation in accordance with local   tax laws.
  7. Please note that University Housing will not be provided and appointees have to make their own private arrangements.
  8. There is support for research fieldwork and conference attendance (on application and subject to approval).
  9. Candidates must have fulfilled all requirements of the PhD within the last 2 years.
  10. Research staff at ARI should participate actively in research activities including attendance at seminars, conferences and ARI social events.
  11. Other benefits that the University provides and other information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/whyjoinus.htm. Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

 

Visiting Senior Research Fellowships (Sabbatical)

Visiting Senior Fellow appointments at ARI are intended to enable the sharing of expertise to harness world-class research capability by collaborating with other international experts in the field. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Candidates must have extensive research experience after their PhD and a strong publication record in the field.
  2. Positions are for a 3-month term.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

  1. Applications for Visiting Senior Research Fellowships (Sabbatical) are invited for commencement in:
    • Apr 2017
    • or Jul 2017
    • or Oct 2017
  2. The Visiting Senior Research Fellowship (Sabbatical) is intended mainly for researchers who are in active employment of their home institution. Therefore they are expected to be self-funded. They will not receive any honorarium but will be provided with complimentary housing by ARI. However, this benefit-in-kind will still be subjected to taxation in accordance with local tax laws.
  3. For this 3-month appointment, medical benefits and travel assistance will be provided.
  4. Visiting staff at ARI should participate actively in research activities including attendance at seminars, conferences and ARI social events.
  5. Visiting staff will be provided with access to the libraries at NUS and as far as possible working space at ARI.