INVITATION TO APPLY
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, invites applications for the above, to be based in the Southeast Asian Studies Programme ( http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sea ).
AREA OF EXPERTISE
The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree (or is awaiting conferment) and has broad interdisciplinary expertise and research interests in Southeast Asian Studies (including specializations in anthropology, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology and ethnomusicology). The Fellow will work with faculty members in the Programme with ongoing research in these and/or related areas.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The terms and conditions for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (FASS-PDF) are as follows: 1. Contract beginning from August tenable for one year and renewable, upon review, up to two years, to be awarded on a competitive basis to deserving candidates. 2. A stipend of S$4,000 per month. 3. An allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses for non-citizens and their spouses who do not own any property in Singapore and whose spouses are not in receipt of any form of housing benefits from their Singapore employers. 4. Provident fund benefits for Singapore citizens and permanent residents. 5. Travel Assistance, payable once only, as follows.· $2,000 for the Postdoctoral Fellow· $2,000 for spouse· $1,000 for each child up to a max of 3 children (up to age 18 years and for those of schooling age, in receipt of full-time education) The above travel assistance is a contribution towards expenses incurred by the appointee and his/her dependants in re-locating to Singapore. Such expenses refer to costs for travel, packing, transportation and insurance of personal and professional effects as well as settling-in expenses. The travel allowance is contingent upon the Postdoctoral Fellow’s completion of his/her initial one-year contract. In the event that the appointee does not fulfill the initial one-year contract, the appointee shall be liable to refund the University a proportionate amount of the travel assistance granted to him/her and his/her dependants on appointment.
Interested scholars should submit the softcopies of the following by 31 December 2007:
· An application form (can also be downloaded from the website http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/research/pfp.html )· Curriculum vitae, with complete list of publications· Academic certificates and transcripts· 2 letters of reference· A detailed research proposal Via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject title If the reference letters are to be emailed by the referees directly, please email to email@example.com with subject title: “Postdoctoral Fellowship – Reference Letter for Applicant’s Name”.