Assistant Professor (Military Transformation Programme)

  • Nanyang Technological University, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
  • Jul 20, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Political Science & International Relations Public Administration & Policy Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), a Graduate School of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is a leading research-intensive and teaching institution in strategic and international affairs and policy-oriented think tank in the Asia-Pacific region. RSIS invites suitably qualified individuals for the tenure-track position of:-

Assistant Professor
(Military Transformation Programme)

Applicants are expected to have a research interest in novel technologies and emerging security threats, especially the strategic, ethical, legal, and governance concerns related to their past and future trajectories. These include (but are not limited to) artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, robotics, additive manufacturing (or “3-D printing”), unmanned aerial vehicles (“drones”), gene alteration, human enhancement, and other technologies or initiatives associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The successful candidate will teach up to two courses related to Technology and Strategy in the School’s Master of Science (Strategic Studies) Programme. In addition, the successful candidate will assist the Military Transformations Programme in conducting policy-oriented research tasks such as assessments of the direction and character of military competitions in the Indo-Pacific Region, future warfighting strategies and concepts, and their implications for Southeast Asia.


A relevant PhD and a good publication record are therefore essential requirements. The applicant is also expected to contribute to the School’s research agenda, team research and policy-oriented projects, teach in short executive programmes, and organize conferences and seminars. Experience in policy-relevant research and publication would be useful. Candidates should hold a relevant PhD by the beginning of the appointment period.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Preferred and Required Qualifications as included above.

Application Details

The initial appointment will be for four years, with further contracts to be considered by the relevant School Reappointment Committee. All applicants should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter;

  2. A detailed Curriculum vitae (including records of competitive grants and graduate supervision, if applicable);

  3. Statements of research and teaching interests and, teaching evaluation if applicable;

  4. 3 published articles or writing samples; and

  5. Names, addresses, email and phone numbers of at least 3 referees of the rank of Associate Professor and above.

Interested candidates may submit your application with all the required documents @ (WorkDay@NTU) or write-in/email to:

The Search Committee
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Nanyang Technological University
Block S4 Level B4
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798


Applications will close on 30 September 2020. 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Application Deadline

30 September 2020