Cohass   Media
Postdoctoral Fellowships 2014

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 2014.

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 three research themes below. For each of the themes, we are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise spans more than one of the following fields: Art, Design and Media, Art History, Art Theory, Broadcast and Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, Chinese, Communication Research, Economics, English, History, Information Studies, Journalism and Publishing, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Policy and Global Affairs, Public and Promotional Communication, and Sociology.

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

1. Global Cities
2. Health, Culture and Society
3. Interdisciplinary Humanities


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, 2011). Candidates who are finishing up their degrees must have been conferred their doctoral degrees by August 2014.


Applicants must state the research area(s) 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 research area(s) they are applying for. Successful applicants will work closely with assigned faculty supervisors as well as with faculty members and postdoctoral fellows from other disciplines.
Successful candidates must begin their fellowships in July or August 2014. 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 Feb 3, 2014 (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 Feb 3, 2014 (11:59pm Singapore Time).

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.