The Singapore Management University (SMU), Yong Pung How School of Law invites application for distinguished scholars Lee Kong Chian International Visiting Professor

The Singapore Management University (SMU), Yong Pung How School of Law invites application for distinguished scholars Lee Kong Chian International Visiting Professor

Lee Kong Chian International Visiting Professor

The Singapore Management University (SMU), Yong Pung How School of Law invites distinguished scholars to apply for the Lee Kong Chian Visiting Professor (LKC Visiting Professor) position, for a period for two months. This visiting professorship provides a unique opportunity for international scholars to develop academic networks and explore legal issues related to Singapore, ASEAN and Asia.

As a premier university in Asia, SMU is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research and produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. This mission resulted in SMU being ranked No. 11 among the world’s specialist universities, including established academic institutions.

The Yong Pung How School of Law is among SMU’s six schools and offers LL.B., J.D., and LL.M. degrees. Located in Singapore’s Central Business District, SMU Yong Pung How School of Law has forged strong cooperation with leading law firms and technology companies. Its academic research focuses on cutting-edge issues of transnational commercial law in Asia, law and technology, and dispute settlement. SMU faculty members have diverse experiences in multiple jurisdictions and have published widely in leading international journals.

Job Descriptions
The LKC Visiting Professor will spend two months in residence at SMU, and will contribute to undergraduate or post-graduate teaching and conducting research in his or her fields.

It is expected that the LKC Visiting Professor will teach one undergraduate or post-graduate course usually including 13 sessions, of 3 hours each; present at the faculty research workshop and the SMU Law Academy; interact with colleagues and mentor early career scholars; and develop one substantive publication.

Some candidates may be invited to serve as visiting faculty who will teach short-term courses (6 sections) or visiting fellows who will conduct research without teaching obligations. It is expected that they will stay at SMU for 3 weeks.

Qualifications
The LKC Visiting Professor should be a full professor or tenured associate professor/reader at a reputable university and possess outstanding publications records. Leadership positions in research institutions/centres or international academic associations will be an asset.

Scholars with research in all areas of law are welcome, although subject areas of particular interest include commercial and financial law, law and sustainability (such as energy and environmental law), and law and technology (such as AI governance and computational law).

Compensation
The LKC Visiting Professor will be awarded SGD25,000 to SGD30,000, inclusive travel and accommodation expenses. The amount will depend on the candidate’s qualification.

Application Procedure
Interested applicants should submit 1) a detailed CV including publications; 2) soft copies of 3 recent representative publications; 3) a 2-3 page description of research and teaching interests; and 4) a list of 3 referees with full contact information to lawcv@smu.edu.sg.

Applicants are advised to refer to the research report of the Yong Pung How School of Law: https://law.smu.edu.sg/sites/law.smu.edu.sg/files/YPHSL_Research%20Report_2020.pdf

Application deadline: 15 April 2022

The start date may depend on Singapore’s border measures and the COVID-19 situation. Applicants are reviewed (and may be interviewed) on a rolling basis so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Other questions can be directed to Associate Professor Pasha Hsieh, Associate Dean (Faculty Matters & Research), at pashahsieh@smu.edu.sg

SMU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please quote reference number in all correspondence: YPHSL-LKC-2022

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