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Senior Research Fellow (Public International Law)

Closing date
9 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Law, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Readers / Senior Research Fellows
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellow position in the NUS Centre for International Law (CIL). This is a 2-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;
  • Publishing at least a journal paper on a topic approved by the Head of the programme by the end of the two-year term;
  • Assisting in 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.


  • PhD degree in Public International Law with at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience;
  • Working experience in research institutes or academic environment would be advantageous;
  • Strong research skills with the ability to prepare research papers on specific research topics assigned;
  • Proven records of conducting independent research on topics related to Public International Law;
  • Experience with publication of journal articles or book chapters on International Law is desirable;
  • Fluent language skills in English is required. Additional languages a plus.

Application Procedure

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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