Appointments

 

ARI Job Opportunities 2017/18

Positions are intended for outstanding, active researchers to work on an important piece of Asia-related research in the social sciences or humanities.

Applicants should only apply for ONE of the four types of job opportunity (i.e. Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Visiting Senior Research Fellow). Apart from the quality of the programme of intended research and the applicant’s track record, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of the topic of their research to the agendas of ARI’s research clusters 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 two clusters.

During their term at ARI, recipients are expected to work closely with their Research Cluster leader, engage fully with the activities of the Institute, and acknowledge ARI in their publications. Additional requirements, where relevant, are set out in the separate details for each type of position.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants are invited to email their applications to ari_recruit@nus.edu.sg, consisting of:

  1. A completed application form (please click here to download the application form). 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. A covering letter setting out your motivations for applying to ARI and what you will bring to the institute;
  3. Curriculum Vitae;
  4. Synopsis of your proposed research project (maximum of 8 single-spaced pages);
  5. One sample of published work, preferably in English. (Should a PDF applicant not have a published piece of work, then this should be noted in your covering letter.)
  6. Two letters of reference. It is your responsibility to ensure that letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via email to ari_recruit@nus.edu.sg reporting on your academic standing and research project by 4th September 2017. Please ask your referees to type ‘Letter of reference for [your family name]’ in the subject line. Reference letters should state your name, position and cluster applied for.
  7. The closing date for applications is 4th September 2017. You may wish to check with your referees that they have submitted their references before the closing date.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

  1. 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. 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 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. For further information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS/RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows will work under the supervision of the Cluster Leader and shall take the lead on duties such as organizing workshops and conferences, applying for grant funding, participating in current cluster projects, and carrying out new projects. Administrative duties such as mentoring early career researchers and committee work may be assigned to you from time to time.

 

ELIGIBILITY

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

  1. Appointment are tenable for a period of two years in the first instance, with the possibility of a second 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 June/July 2018 or December 2018/January 2019
  3. Senior Research Fellowships come with remuneration of at least S$6,000 per month, from which they will pay for university subsidized housing.
  4. Research Fellowships are offered with 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 to Research Fellows and appointees will have to make their own private accommodation arrangements.
  5. Travel assistance will be provided to all 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. Support for research fieldwork and conference attendance will be provided 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

Postdoctoral Fellows will work under the supervision of the Cluster Leader to bring their proposed projects to fruition and participate in current cluster projects. Other duties may include assisting with the organising of workshops and conferences, and applying for grant funding. Administrative duties and committee work may be assigned to PDFs from time to time.

 

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 graduation is confirmed 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, and is non-renewable.
  2. Applications are invited for commencement in June/July 2018 or December 2018/January 2019
  3. An all-inclusive, fixed monthly salary of S$5,500 will be provided. 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 accommodation arrangements.
  8. There is support for research fieldwork and conference attendance, on application and subject to approval.
  9. Candidates must have been awarded their PhD within the two years prior to the application closing date of 1st September 2017.
  10. PDFs 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 (VSRFs)

Visiting Senior Research Fellows at ARI are appointed to undertake their own research and to contribute to the Institute’s collective research efforts through supporting the work of the cluster where they are based. We particularly encourage VSRFs to support early career researchers at ARI through mentoring and the sharing of their expertise and experiences.

 

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 are invited for commencement in April 2018, July 2018 or October 2018.
  2. Visiting Senior Research Fellows will be provided with a monthly honorarium of S$5,000, from which they will pay for university subsidized housing. This will be subject to taxation in accordance with local tax laws.
  3. 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. You will be required to give a seminar(s) and are encouraged to submit a working paper to the ARI Working Paper Series. You are also required to acknowledge ARI in publications arising from your period at ARI.
  6. The expectation is that VSRFs will spend the large majority of their time at ARI to maximize the opportunities for interaction and collaboration.
  7. VSRFs will be provided with library access and an office, space permitting.