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Research Associate (Public International Law)

Closing date
9 May 2024

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Job Description

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the NUS Centre for International Law (CIL). This is a 1-year contractual position offered in connection with CIL’s expansion of its programme on Public International Law. The objective of the position is to develop the research capabilities and knowledge of junior scholars by immersing them in a dynamic and supportive research environment where they can enhance their understanding of different areas of public international law.

The duties of the incumbent will involve:

  • Engaging in research and writing on different areas of public international law;
  • Assisting in the preparation of the curriculum, reading material and administration of the CIL Academy of International Law;
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual international law year in review conference, as well as other seminars and workshops;
  • Providing support to the development of seminars and conferences

All research staff in CIL will have access to professional development opportunities (e.g., events, seminars, and training programmes) within NUS. They will also have opportunities to attend regional and international conferences, workshops, and symposiums as well as other scholarly opportunities.


  • LLM degree in Public International Law. PhD candidates are also encouraged to apply;
  • Working experience in research institutes or academic environment would be advantageous;
  • Strong research and writing skills with the ability to prepare research papers on specific research topics assigned;
  • Fluent language skills in English is required. Additional languages a plus.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants are invited to apply directly via the NUS Career Portal with the following supporting documents by 9 May 2024:

  • A covering letter indicating experience, motivation for applying to work at CIL, and research interests
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (no more than three pages) setting out educational and work history
  • University transcripts
  • One sample of written work
  •  Names and details of two (2) referees

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For enquiries, please contact Ms Sadhna Rai at

More Information about CIL

CIL was established in 2009 as a university-level research institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS). It is located on the Bukit Timah Campus of NUS, together with the Faculty of Law and the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy. As a university-level research institute, CIL engages in both legal and multi-disciplinary research on wide variety of international law issues. Its mission is to enable Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region to play a more significant role in the promotion and development of international law. More about CIL can be found here:

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