Research Fellows at NTU Singapore: "Natural Hazards and Society in Asia"

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at NTU is a national science Research Centre of Excellence. Its mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies.

The Earth Observatory of Singapore is looking to appoint up to 2 Research Fellows within its new Natural Hazards and Society in Asia research fellowship program. We are looking to support the career development of recent PhD graduates conducting research within the social sciences, humanities and policy fields related to how societies in Asia engage with, respond to, and are shaped by natural hazards. Scholars will be selected based upon their potential to produce high-impact publications during their fellowship, as well as complement (and potentially collaborate with) EOS earth science researchers.

We are particularly interested in scholars whose doctoral research generates new knowledge and potentially paradigm shifting insights into the impact of hazards upon societies (past and present), post-disaster reconstruction and recovery, disaster governance and politics, humanitarianism in Asia, and risk, adaptation and resilience. The research fellowships will support the publication of research which both furthers discussions about hazards and society, as well as contributes towards respective disciplinary debates. We encourage applications from across the social sciences and humanities, including, but not limited to anthropology, sociology, human geography, urban planning, economics, archaeology, history, psychology and Asian studies. The position includes funding for overseas conference travel as well as limited field research, if relevant.  

Candidates must have a PhD in hand prior to starting the fellowship. Applicants are requested to submit an academic CV; a cover letter which highlights the main significance of the candidate’s research, as well as how their research will contribute towards EOS’s mission statement; a research statement that outlines the candidate’s publication strategy, and explains how their work will impact wider understandings of the relationship between hazards and society in Asia; one representative sample of writing, and 2 letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed from the 31 August 2016, until positions are filled.

Application date
31 Aug 2016
Asia Singapore
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology History Philosophy Social sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Geography Law Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available