[TimorLesteStudies] Postdoctoral Fellowships: Department of History, NUS

Bu Wilson bu.wilson at anu.edu.au
Sun Oct 9 15:55:29 EST 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowships




Invitation to Apply

The Department of History, National University of Singapore, invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Area of Expertise

The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree (or is 
awaiting conferment) and has research interests and expertise in Empires in Asia. Preference will be given to a candidate with expertise in empires in Asia of the 18th century OR Ming and early Qing period, focusing on China.  This
 includes but is not limited to systems, concepts, theories and networks
 of empire, imperialism, colonization and hegemony. The Fellow will work
 closely with faculty members in the Department on a research project in
 this area.

Terms and Conditions 

The terms and conditions for the Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) are as follows:


	Contract to be awarded beginning from January 2012 tenable for one year and renewable, upon review, for a second year.
	A stipend of S$4,500 per month.
 allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses for
 non-citizens (i.e. non-Singaporeans) 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 

	Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.
	Travel Assistance, payable once only, as follows. a.     S$2,000 for the Postdoctoral Fellow b.    S$2,000 for spouse
 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 
 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 
	Foreign PDFs who are granted Singapore Permanent Residence will continue to receive an allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses.  The allowance will cease once they acquire Singapore citizenship.
	Medical benefits in accordance with the Medical Benefit Plan.
	Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year.

In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to 

	Present at least one seminar a year;
	Give first right of refusal for at least one publication to a Department/Faculty-produced journal, where appropriate;
	Contribute to the activities of graduate students;
	Participate in a joint research project with NUS staff on Empires in Asia 

The appointed PDF may be required to participate in some part-time teaching of up to 3 hours per week without additional pay.


 application dossiers, including details about publications, research 
interests and teaching areas, as well as the names of two academic 
referees, should be submitted by 31 October 2011. The search will continue until an appointment is made. Please address and submit documents to:

Principal Investigator

Research Project “Empire in Asia: A New Global History”

Department of History

National University of Singapore

11 Arts Link


Singapore 117570

Email correspondence and attachments should be sent to: hisbpf at nus.edu.sg

Visit our websites at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ for information on the Faculty, and http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/hist/ for information on the Department of History and the research project.

Dr Bu V.E. Wilson
T: Australia +61  0  407 087 086
T: Timor-Leste + 670 744 0011
E: buvewilson at gmail.com
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