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The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), a Graduate School of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is a leading research-intensive and teaching institution in strategic and international affairs and policy-oriented think tank in the Asia-Pacific region. The School invites applications for the positions of:


Assistant Professor / Associate Professor

Inter-Religious Studies

Applicants are expected to have training and expertise in Religious Studies as well as teaching and/or research interests in areas such as sociology of religion, comparative religion and analysis of inter-religious relations in plural societies.

The successful applicant is expected to develop, manage and provide direction in teaching and research in these areas, design as well as teach up to two courses in the School’s Master of Science programmes. A relevant PhD and a good publication record are therefore essential requirements.

Applicants are also expected to contribute to the School's research agenda, contribute to team research and policy-oriented projects, teach in short executive programmes, and organize conferences and seminars. Experience in policy-relevant research and publication would be useful. Additional research funding may be available through policy-oriented think tank functions of Centres and Programmes within the School.

The initial appointment will be for three years, which is renewable, subject to mutual agreement. A candidate with appropriate qualifications and experience may be appointed at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

All applicants should submit the following:

· A detailed curriculum vitae
· 2 published articles or writing samples
· A cover letter specifying how your qualifications match the job description
· 3 reference letters

If you are interested, please write in to the Head of Administration.



Research Fellows

Successful candidates should possess a PhD in a relevant field or have substantial relevant working experience, in one of the following specialisations:-

Social Resilience and National Security (Centre of Excellence for National Security - CENS)

The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the research agenda of CENS and may be expected to teach at the postgraduate level as well. Areas of focus could include but are not limited to how factors such as multiculturalism, immigration and citizenship policies, as well as social class, impact on social resilience and national security.

Applicants with the ability to perform quantitative research will be considered a bonus.

The successful applicant will commence on a 1-year contract (subject to renewal thereafter) at a mutually agreed commencement date.

Radicalisation Studies (Centre of Excellence for National Security - CENS)

The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the research agenda of CENS and may be expected to teach at the postgraduate level as well.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

• causes and early warning indicators of violent extremism
• counter-radicalisation strategies and policies
• global best practices in detainee rehabilitation
• identity politics and violent extremism
• the Internet and violent extremism

Demonstrated familiarity with the Southeast Asian theatre in particular will be considered as a plus point.

The successful applicant will commence on a 1-year contract (subject to renewal thereafter) at a mutually agreed commencement date.

For the above 2 positions, all applicants should submit a full CV, together with a research proposal and 3 letters of recommendation to the Head of Administration.



Associate Research Fellows (Centre of Excellence for National Security – CENS) in one of the following specialisations:-

Radicalisation Studies

Areas of research interest could include but are not limited to causes and early warning indicators of violent extremism, counter-radicalisation strategies and policies, global best practices in detainee rehabilitation, identity politics and violent extremism and the Internet and violent extremism.

The successful applicant will be expected organise and/or assist in the organisation of conferences, seminars and other relevant events

Social Resilience

Areas of research interest could include but are not limited to how factors such as multiculturalism, immigration and citizenship policies, as well as social class, impact on social resilience.

The successful applicant will be expected organise and/or assist in the organisation of conferences, seminars and other relevant events

Homeland Defence

The successful applicant will be required to undertake in-depth and multi-disciplinary research in the area of social media analysis and strategic communication.

He/She will be expected organise and/or assist in the organisation of conferences, seminars and other relevant events.

For these 3 Associate Research Fellow positions, applicants should

• Hold a Master’s degree in Political Science OR a related discipline.
• Show a demonstrated interest and commitment to research
• Show a demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team
• Possess language proficiency in English
• Possess strong communication skills (writing and verbal)
• Possess a strong sense of responsibility/commitment, personal initiative and flexibility

All applicants should submit a full CV, together with 2 references, 1 writing sample, a cover letter justifying their interest in the position  and our Application for Employment Form (click here to download the form) to the Head of Administration.

 


Research Analysts / Associate Research Fellows

Successful candidates should possess a relevant Master degree and will conduct research and provide close support in the coordination of research in one of the following specialisations:-

Cyber Security

Applicants are required to have a strong technical knowledge of computer science and engineering and be familiar with both international and regional cyber security issues. Candidates should have a sound background in information security and network security. Experience in cyber threats and responses, and the protection of critical infrastructure would be desirable.

Nuclear Safety

Applicants are required to have a strong technical knowledge of nuclear engineering and an appreciation of the security dimension in the Asia-Pacific Region. Candidates should have a sound understanding of dual-use technologies, nuclear safety and nuclear non-proliferation measures. Applicants should also be familiar with the methods for monitoring and securing nuclear materials, nuclear security safeguards, civilian nuclear power, nuclear weapons development, tracking illicit nuclear activities, and predicting future nuclear proliferation trends. Experience in nuclear public policy, nuclear security and nuclear terrorism would be desirable.

All applicants should submit a detailed CV with 2 published articles or writing samples, 2 reference letters, a cover letter specifying how your qualifications match the job description and our Application for Employment Form (click here to download the form) to the Head of Administration.

 


Visiting Research Fellow, Cyber Security

The successful applicant will be required to identify research possibilities in the area of cyber security that would interest and be relevant to policymakers. In addition, he/she would be required to write a policy paper or a commentary for publication as part of the visiting fellowship. In addition to having the requisite research skills, the candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in computer science or computer engineering. Experience in policy-relevant research and publication would be useful. The engagement would be for three months.

Interested candidates are invited to email their application letters with a detailed CV, 2 published articles or writing samples, and 2 letters of reference to Head of Administration

 


Applications are to be sent via post or email to:

Head of Administration
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Nanyang Technological University
Block S4, Level B4, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
Fax: (65) 6794-0617
Email: rsisrecruitment@ntu.edu.sg

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and application will close as soon as the positions are filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.