Research Fellowship at the Asia Research Institute
Belt and Road Initiative and Student-Mobilities in China-Southeast Asia (BRISM)
The Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for ONE Research Fellowship to join the BRISM project team.
The successful applicant is expected to commence duties at NUS in October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The BRISM project examines the implications of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on student mobilities and academic linkages that are shaping young people’s aspirational pathways in moving across places and in expanding the knowledge spaces of the region. The study employs a cross-disciplinary conceptual and methodological approach to study two education tracks in regional student mobility flows: (a) vocational training student mobilities; and (b) elite university student mobilities, that are also augmented by academic linkages between China and SEA. The research field sites include China, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore. The project is funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund Tier 2.
Successful applicants will be hosted in the ARI Asian Migration Cluster and will work with the BRISM team comprising local and international scholars (PI: Associate Professor KC Ho, Co-PI: Professor Brenda Yeoh, Collaborator: Cheng Yi’En) to advance knowledge on the ways China is shaping tertiary education spaces and new circuits of mobility among youths in Southeast Asia.
The Research Fellow will conduct primary and secondary research across various aspects of the project, drive research progress, and work with research assistants to provide administrative support.
The Research Fellow will contribute to implementing the research project, refining research questions, collecting field data, performing rigorous analyses of data, presenting research work at international and domestic conferences, and work jointly with team members in authoring publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.
Other than working on the research project, the appointed Research Fellow will also have opportunities to be involved in organising workshops and webinars, applying for grant funding, and participating in current migration cluster projects.
Terms of Employment
- The appointment will be for a period of two years with an all-inclusive, fixed monthly salary of $6,000 – $6,500 depending on qualifications and experience. This all-in sum is inclusive of stipends for housing and living expenses.
- Travel assistance will be provided for successful applicants from overseas. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for central provident fund benefits. All salary and benefit-in-kind are subjected to taxation in accordance with local tax laws.
- There is support for project-related research fieldwork and conference attendance (subject to approval).
- Research staff at ARI should participate actively in research activities including attendance at seminars, conferences and ARI social events.
Applicants are expected to fulfil the following criteria:
- Hold a PhD degree (or awaiting conferment) in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, preferably in Social/Cultural Geography, Sociology, Anthropology or Comparative Education;
- Show evidence of a demonstrated research interest in the themes of the project;
- Possess experience in qualitative research, including interviews and ethnographic research methods;
- Demonstrate potential in developing a record of publication in high-impact peer-reviewed journals;
- Exhibit a high level of competence and flair in written and spoken communication and in academic writing;
- Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team;
- Knowledge of China and/or Southeast Asia contexts including language competencies will be an advantage.
To apply for this position, please combine the following documents in 1 PDF and attach it under the CV column when submitting your application:
- Curriculum vitae
- A cover letter, of no more than 800 words, explaining the applicant’s past research experience and aptitude in relation to the research project
Interested candidates, please submit your application by 15 August 2022.
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview by zoom. The interview will take place mid-August to September 2022.
Internal Candidate: https://hcm44.sapsf.com/sf/jobreq?jobId=16375&company=nationalunP2
External Candidate: https://careers.nus.edu.sg/job-invite/16375/