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Postdoctoral Fellowships 2013

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the Academic Year 2013. Our themes this year are Digital Humanities and Medical Humanities. Fellows will be appointed to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) or the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).

For descriptions of each theme/area, please click on the headings below.

1.    Digital Humanities
Specialisation and research experience in areas such as:

(a) Information literacy, including information access and information seeking behaviours

(b) Knowledge, sustainable growth and digital education

(c) Data protection and privacy

(d) Psychological and linguistic analysis of social media

(e) Exploring the link between media socialisation and technology

Candidates for the Digital Humanities theme will have to specify in their research plans how they intend to incorporate collaboration with other relevant fields.

2.    Medical Humanities
Specialisation and research experience in areas such as:

(a) Quality of health information

(b) Digital technology for health interventions: Extending scientific knowledge to adult and regional populations

(c) Communication difficulties in healthcare

(d) Literary narratives in relation to medical humanities

(e) Technologies for ameliorating aggression and antisocial behaviour

(f) mHealth: Adoption, impacts and challenges

Candidates for the Medical Humanities theme will have to demonstrate in their research plans specific ways in which their research will involve collaborating with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and/or with the healthcare community in Singapore.

3.    Other areas

(a) Politics of international relations in Asia

(b) Chinese philosophy in contemporary global context

(c) English across Asia

(d) Natural disasters in Asia

(e) Family and life course studies

(f) Sinophone literature and culture

(g) Cultural and cinema studies


Applicants may apply for one or more research area; the research areas are to be stated clearly on the application form. They should state in their research proposal prior experience with and plans for reaching out to other disciplines or areas of expertise. Successful applicants will work closely with the listed faculty supervisors as well as with faculty members and postdoctoral fellows from other disciplines.

Applicants should 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, 2010). Successful candidates must have been conferred their doctoral degrees prior to starting their fellowships in July or August of 2013.  Applications must be submitted in one single document (Microsoft Word format) using the official application form.

Please send completed application forms to:

Associate Dean (Research)

Applications must reach the College by March 1, 2013 (11:59pm Singapore Time).

Reference letters:
At least two reference letters, on official letterhead and signed by the referees, are to be sent directly by the referees to, also by March 1, 2013 (11:59pm Singapore Time).

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 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 postdoctoral fellows’ involvement in independent research under the mentorship of experienced faculty not only enhances their training as independent investigators, but also raises the research profiles of the schools within the College.

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)

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