Postdoctoral Fellowships 2015: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2015: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Closing Date: 14 October 2015


As a young and dynamic institution, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at Nanyang Technological University is pleased to announce that six Postdoctoral Fellowships are to be awarded in November/December 2015. Five of these fellowships are to be hosted by the School-level research clusters; and one fellowship by the CCLC as follow:


1) Humanities and Social Sciences

Ethical, legal, social, political, and/or cultural implications of the collection, storage, and analysis of “data” (broadly construed) in Asia. This includes, but is not limited to, topics related to the emergence of big data, histories of data collection and analysis, methodologies for studying data, data in comparative historical perspective, or approaches that engage with philosophy of data, data and algorithms, data-driven science, and data privacy. Applicants demonstrating innovative and critical data-driven approaches to social science questions will also be considered


2) Environment and Sustainability

a) Nuclear energy, the environment and sustainability: Candidates should have research experiences on, for example, economic, social and environmental assessment of, and policy debates on, nuclear energy, and its implications on sustainability.
b) Climate change and food security: Candidates should have proven records of research on climate change and how it affects (or is affected by) the global food systems and food security initiatives. In both research themes, regional focus on Asia is a bonus.


3) Global Asia

Regionalism and Regionalization: Charting Asia’s Futures: The idea of”Asia” has gained prominence in political, economic and cultural discourses in recent years. However, what is “Asia” or “Asian” has never been clear-cut and unproblematic. With the recent hype surrounding the “rise of Asia” there is now a greater urgency and significance for the social sciences and humanities to critically examine the emergence and use of this category. We invite applicant with a recent Ph.D. from internationally reputable academic institutions working in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities, particularly the International Affairs/Relations field. The post-doctoral fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary team investigating the broad question of how and why different actors–embedded within inter-state institutions, states, or the civil society and grassroots–engage in the discursive practices of construcitng “Asia” as an imporant category. Applicants should demonstrate strong research and publication records in areas such as, but not restricted to, political regionalism, international/regional norm dynamics, geopolitical analysis, and political and economic institution-building.


4) Literary and Cultural Studies

Post-monolingual articulations in contemporary cultural analysis: Candidates should have a research focus on cross-cultural aesthetics and comparative methodology including translation studies. The project should enable a cross-pollination of ideas between English- and Asian-language literary/cultural studies and analysis, questioning the monolingual paradigm that has dominated literary, linguistic and cultural analysis since the eighteenth century.


5) Cognition and Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience: Language and culture, multilingualism development in infancy, infernence in communication, vision and memory, aging, spatial (or navigation) perception and learning, learning, speech and language disorders


6) Chinese Diaspora and China (To be housed at CCLC)

Chinese Diaspora and China: Chinese global migration, Chinese social and business network, and Chinese literary studies


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