Posted on: 17 July, 2019
Application deadline: September 9, 2019

Assistant Professor (tenure track) in urban geography/urban politics, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore is inviting application for the following post.

Faculty Position, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any area of urban geography/ urban politics. The position will sit within the Department’s ‘Politics, Economies and Space (PEAS)’ research group. Previous experience of researching in/on Asia will be viewed positively, as will a clear plan for developing a future research trajectory within the region. We encourage applications from candidates with experience in developing postcolonial and comparative approaches to theorizing the urban.

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore stands among the top Geography departments in the world and offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Although there are many overreaching and interconnecting projects and themes, our research and teaching are constituted through three groups: the aforementioned Politics, Economies and Space; Social and Cultural Geographies; and Tropical Environmental Change.

The Department comprises an international mix of about 35 faculty members and has over 300 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students. It continues to develop and shape research agendas in the global academic arena, while maintaining a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. Recent initiatives include a taught MSc in Applied GIS. For additional information, please consult the Department web site at:

All applicants should have an established research profile commensurate with this tenure-track position. They should have a PhD in geography or an allied field (the PhD must be awarded prior to taking up the position) with demonstrable expertise in urban geography/urban politics. Prior experience of university teaching is also highly desirable.

In terms of teaching and academic responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. Contribute to the Department’s internationally recognised research activities;
  2. Teach a minimum of two modules a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
  3. Perform administrative/service duties commensurate with a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment.

The successful candidate will ideally start work at NUS from January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Interested candidates should submit an application comprising: a letter of interest with details of their research credentials and future plans; a full curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching experience, including feedback if available; and the names and contact details of three referees. The review of applications will commence on 9th September 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be notified soon thereafter and plans will then be made for a campus visit and interview. It is envisaged that these interviews will take place in October 2019. A competitive remuneration package, including a period of subsidized housing and medical benefits and relocation expenses (where applicable), will be offered to the successful candidate.

For further enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Tim Bunnell (

Please send completed applications to:

Geography Search Committee (Urban Geography)

c/o Ms Wong Lai Wa

Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

1 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

Email applications are strongly encouraged. Please send to Ms Wong Lai Wa at: