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Associate Professor/Professor (with Tenure) on Malay-Indonesian Region

Singapore (SG)
Closing date
May 21, 2023

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Position Type
General Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Area Studies, Asian Studies, Other
Organization Type
Level of Experience

Job Details

The Department of Malay Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate for a full professorial or associate professorial hire (with tenure). Those seeking to apply must have expertise on the Malay-Indonesian region as well as strong credentials in at least one discipline in the social sciences or humanities. Research accomplishments and linguistic mastery on a wider plane of studies to include Malay world connections with the Arabic-Persian, Mediterranean, East Asian and Indian Ocean worlds, including the global Malay diaspora, would be an added strength. It is expected that the appointment holder will demonstrate a strong capacity for academic leadership and management.


Application Process

To apply, please submit the following as a package:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your qualifications and plans fit into the long-term development and enhancement of the Department of Malay Studies at NUS.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A list of 10 referees (names, contact details and applicant’s relationship to them). They may be invited to submit their recommendations if a candidate is shortlisted.


Application materials should be submitted online via the NUS Careers Portal and addressed to:

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Malay Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

National University of Singapore


Application Timeline

Candidates should submit all application materials by 30 April 2023. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Contact for further enquiries

Potential candidates are welcome to get in touch with the Chair of the Search Committee to answer any questions they may have at  


A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore is a leader of scientific and social scientific research in the city-state of Singapore. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programmes which allow students to realise their potential. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.The Department of Sociology offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences and contributes to interdisciplinary programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Department stands among the top sociology departments in Asia, and specializes in sociological and anthropological research on Asian societies. We have about thirty faculty members in diverse fields such as family, demography, stratification, medical sociology, comparative-historical sociology, socio-cultural anthropology, and cultural studies. The Department attracts graduate students internationally and we have a rapidly developing postgraduate programme in which students have the option to complete a Ph.D. in either Sociology or Anthropology. (

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