Full-time Assistant Professor of Law

Job Description & Qualification

Singapore Management University (SMU) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Law.

The successful applicant will be jointly appointed to the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law (YPHSL) and to the SMU Office of Core Curriculum (OCC). S/he will be expected to:
• Develop and teach courses on ethics and social responsibility offered by the School of Law.
• Develop and teach multidisciplinary courses within either the “Technology and Society” basket or the “Cultures of the Modern World” basket of the SMU Core Curriculum.
• Conceptualise and execute research focused on the evolving relationship between law and society. We are especially interested in candidates with a research focus on the legal and social implications of technological developments.
• Participate actively in the research and educational communities at SMU, and in the service of these communities.

Depending on qualifications, the successful applicant will either be appointed on the Education track (renewable contract, with a teaching load of six courses per year), or on the Research track (tenure track, with a teaching load of four courses per year and a one-course reduction during the first pre-tenure contract).

Application Procedure

Applications can be made at this link.:https://smucareers.taleo.net/careersection/smu_ext_ft/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100005W&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00&tzname=Asia%2FSingapore

Applications should include:
• A cover letter indicating your interest in and suitability for the position;
• A current curriculum vitae;
• A 1-2 page research statement;
• Three samples of academic work;
• A 1-2 page teaching statement and, if applicable, teaching evaluations.

Applicants should also arrange for three academic references with contact information to be sent directly to: The Dean, Office of Core Curriculum, Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065, or e-mail to: occjobs@smu.edu.sg.

SMU is committed to fostering diversity and cultivating an inclusive work environment. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged.

Application deadline: 26 September 2021
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and may be invited to a campus visit, if local COVID-19 measures allow. The expected start date is either 1 January 2022 or 1 July 2022.


• Post-graduate degree in law or Ph.D. in a related field such as philosophy or political science. Those who do not have a postgraduate degree in law are also encouraged to apply if there is evidence of relevant subject matter expertise.
• A record of high quality research in the subject area. The ideal candidate would also showcase an ability to conduct interdisciplinary research.
• A record of excellence in undergraduate or post-graduate teaching in the subject area.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong public speaking skills.

Singapore Management University is a research university committed to a multidisciplinary and integrated curriculum. Salary and benefits, such as housing allowance and research support, are highly competitive.

The Yong Pung How School of Law offers LL.B, LL.M and J.D. degrees. Its faculty are drawn from or have experience in a range of jurisdictions and are united in their commitment to nurture intellectual curiosity and creativity.

The Office of Core Curriculum oversees the delivery of the SMU Core Curriculum, which offers students a broad-based multidisciplinary curriculum under three pillars, Capabilities, Communities, and Civilisations.

For further information about the Office of Core Curriculum and the Yong Pung How School of Law can be found at www.smu.edu.sg/programmes/core-curriculum and https://law.smu.edu.sg/.

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Job ID

ID: J8899