Assistant / Associate / Full / Endowed Professors in Global Affairs/Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Yale-NUS College - Department of Global Affairs/Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
United States


Yale-NUS College is a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, offering a liberal arts curriculum combining Western and Eastern traditions with contemporary skills. Our community of 1000 students represent 66 countries and are intellectually elite, with an acceptance rate of <7%. Our 100 full-time faculty teach two small seminars per semester, with a guaranteed pre-tenure sabbatical and generous research support.

The College invites outstanding applications for at least three open rank, tenure-track or tenured positions in the social sciences. Candidates would teach in our Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and / or Global Affairs (GA) majors, as well as in Yale-NUS’s flagship common curriculum (

For GA, we particularly welcome applications from scholars who can teach international development or international/comparative political economy or quantitative methods, or who have regional expertise in the Middle East, Africa, or Latin America.

For PPE, evidence of scholarship or teaching that integrates two or more PPE fields (politics, economics, philosophy) would be an asset.

Applicants require a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as politics, economics, sociology, development studies, or geography. They should be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The College places emphasis on productive and impactful research programs, akin to other top liberal arts colleges in the world. The appointee will be expected to begin duties in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Outstanding senior candidates will be considered for a JY Pillay Chair in the Social Sciences.

Faculty receive highly competitive salaries, a generous start-up grant, and yearly travel and research allowance, with access on a competitive basis to substantial additional grant funding. Most qualify for subsidized housing. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a vibrant, multicultural city of six million, with a very high quality of life.

Applications should include a cover letter; a full curriculum vitae; a research statement; a teaching philosophy statement; and teaching evaluations (if available). These should be submitted via the 'Apply' button above. The cover letter should: indicate for which position(s) the candidate wishes to be considered, explain the interest in Yale-NUS, and how the candidate’s experience and expertise might fit with our mission and curriculum.

Additionally, applicants for the tenure-track position should ensure that three (3) academic referees submit a letter via the 'Apply' button above. For tenured positions, applicants should provide names and contact information of three (3) academic referees.

Review of complete applications will begin August 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be made to the Social Sciences Divisional Manager at

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit

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Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential.

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