Yale-NUS College, Social Science Division

382 13904
Position ID:YaleNUS-Social Science Division-JYP_SS [#13904]
Position Title: J.Y. Pillay Chairs in Social Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Singapore 138527, Singapore [map]
Subject Area: Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/06/18, finished 2020/06/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts college of 1000 students, with approximately 100 full-time faculty. The College is a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University. Yale-NUS students are intellectually elite, with an acceptance rate of <7%, and extremely international, representing 66 countries. They go through a unique and rigorous Common Curriculum that combines Western and Eastern traditions with contemporary skills.

We will appoint two senior scholars as J. Y. Pillay Professors in the Social Sciences. The J. Y. Pillay chairs, established in honour of Professor J. Y. Pillay, an eminent policy maker and corporate leader in Singapore, are for scholars who are at the forefront of research and education in their field. These chairs positions are available for both fulltime tenured and short-term visiting appointments.

We encourage applicants in any field/discipline of the social sciences but are prioritizing political studies in this year’s search. We welcome applications from scholars working in all areas of political science, political economy, or political thought, including those whose research bridges different disciplines. We would, for example, be interested to hear from scholars whose work explores tensions between liberal democracy and authoritarian rule, whether as a question for political theory or a subject for empirical research. Regardless of subject, we expect applicants to explain why the research they are doing is significant.

The J Y Pillay Professors will join in developing and teaching our programmes in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and Global Affairs. They will also contribute to the College’s distinctive Common Curriculum (http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). They will provide academic leadership through their research and teaching by engaging in significant research, teaching well, helping to develop the curriculum in the College, and mentoring other faculty. The College places emphasis on productive and impactful research programs, akin to other top liberal arts colleges in the world.

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Faculty receive salaries that are competitive with the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the world, a substantial start-up grant as well as a yearly travel and research allowance, and are able to access additional funding from Yale-NUS, National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Most international faculty qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million that is known for its high quality of life and sits at the heart of a vibrant region.

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; names and contact information of three academic referees; and other relevant documents.

Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.

Review of applications begins in August 2019 and continues until the positions are filled. For general enquiries, please email: Enquiry_SocialSciencesDiv@yale-nus.edu.sgOnly shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
YALE-NUS College
16 College Avenue West
#01-220 Singapore 138527

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