Postdoctoral Fellowship Openings

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the Academic Year 2016.

Successful candidates will be appointed as CLASS Postdoctoral Fellows and affiliated with one or more than one of the constituent schools of the College—namely, School of Art, Design, and Media (ADM), School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).

Applications are welcome for the research themes listed below. Preference will be given to projects that cut across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Successful candidates are expected to begin their fellowships in July or August 2016.

Themes ​

  1. Global Asia: Asian history, culture, and society from a global perspective
  2. Storytelling: Narrative in cognition and interaction
  3. Emotion from a humanistic and social perspective
  4. Translation studies, with a focus on China or South East Asia
  5. Ageing in Asia
  6. Digital culture


Applicants must possess a doctoral degree issued no more than 3 years prior to the time of application (i.e. the degree must have been obtained after Jan 1, 2013). Candidates who are finishing up their degrees must have been conferred their doctoral degrees by July 2016.


Applications must include:

  1. The Official Application Form submitted as one single document (in Microsoft Word format);
  2. The Personal Particulars Form​.

Applicants should explore the research interests of the College’s faculty members to identify potential faculty mentors. They must state the research theme for which they are applying on the application form and demonstrate in their research plan how their expertise crosses different disciplines and relates to the theme they are applying for.                                                     

Reference letters:
At least two reference letters, on official letterhead and signed by the referees, are to be sent directly by the referees.

Please send completed applic​ations and reference letters to:

Associate Dean (Research)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Applications and reference letters must reach the College by Jan 15, 2016 (11:59pm Singapore Time). Only applications with the two completed forms and required number of reference letters will be considered.


Further Information:

The Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) scheme offered by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences provides support of up to two years to recent PhD graduates who demonstrate outstanding promise in research and teaching in their fields of study. By offering new scholars the opportunity to develop research publications, hone their teaching, and network with academics, the scheme serves as a bridge between the scholars’ doctoral training and their entry into faculty careers. The College’s commitment to promoting interdisciplinary learning and research and the excellent resources across the University serve to enhance the training of new scholars as interdisciplinary investigators.

The postdoctoral fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance. Appointed fellows may be required to assist in teaching up to the equivalent of one semester-based course per academic year.

The compensation package comprises an annual salary of SS$72,000 per annum and benefits, including a research allowance of S$5,000 per year.​

For information concerning the postdoctoral fellowships, please contact:
Associate Dean (Research)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences: