The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University invites applications from eligible candidates to join us as Postdoctoral Fellows for the Academic Year 2019.
Applicants are required to propose a reseach project, to be carried out during their term as Postdoctoral Fellows. The research project should be in a topic that is of interest to one or more of the Schools within the College. For more information on the research areas within each School, please visit the Schools' websites listed below:
Applications are welcome from candidates whose research expertise and research proposals align well with the College's established interdisciplinary research clusters. However, these highlighted themes are not meant to exclude other areas of research. Candidates with expertise that aligns well with research strengths and interests in any of the Schools under the College are equally welcome to apply.
Interdisciplinary Research Clusters
Successful candidates are expected to commence their Fellowships in July or August 2019.
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, 2016). Candidates who are finishing up their degrees must have their doctoral degrees conferred by July 2019.
Applications must include:
- the Official Application Form submitted as one single document (in Microsoft Word format);
(14 Nov update: We have updated the application form to include a category called “Others”. If you have already submitted your application, you do not need to resubmit. If you are using the revised form, please indicate ‘Others’ if your research proposal does not fall into the any of the 3 Interdisciplinary Research Clusters mentioned.)
- the Research Staff Application Form.
- Reference Letters
Applicants are advised to 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 for 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: Reference Letters from at least two (2) referees, are to be sent by the referees to the address indicated below. Reference Letters must be on an official letterhead, and must be signed by the referee.
Please send completed applications and reference letters to:
The Associate Dean (Research)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Applications and Reference Letters must reach the College by 30 November, 2018 (11:59pm Singapore Time).
The Call for Applications is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 intake. This contents of this page have been left here as a reference for potential applicants of future Calls. We thank all who have sent in their applications.
Only applications with the two completed forms and required number of reference letters will be considered. All applications will be processed by a Selection Committee. We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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 Postdoctoral Fellows may be required to assist in teaching up to the equivalent of one semester-based course per academic year.
For information concerning the postdoctoral fellowships, please contact:
The Associate Dean (Research)
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences