Postdoctoral Fellowship


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 2015.

CLASS Postdoctoral Fellowships

The 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 two research themes below. For either theme, 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 2015.

Theme 1: Health and Society
We welcome research situated within the intersection of health and society, including health communication, health economics, health and wellness, and health issues from a literary, historical or philosophical viewpoint.

Theme 2: Global Asia
We invite research on Asian history, culture, and society from a global perspective. Particularly welcome will be topics pertaining to intercultural communication, intercultural dialogue in art and literature, and morality, value and emotion in an intercultural context.


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, 2012). Candidates who are finishing up their degrees must have been conferred their doctoral degrees by July 2015.


Applicants must state the research theme for which they are applying on the application form. They must demonstrate in their research plan how their expertise crosses different disciplines and relates to the theme they are applying for. Successful applicants will work closely with assigned faculty mentors along with faculty members and postdoctoral fellows from a variety of disciplines.

Applications must include:

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

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 applications and reference letters to:

Associate Dean (Research)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Applications and reference letters must reach the College by Jan 9, 2015 (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) schemes offered by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences provides support of up to two years to recent PhD graduates who demonstrate 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.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. It offers attractive remuneration and benefits. For information about the University, please visit For information concerning the postdoctoral fellowships, please contact:

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