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Career Opportunities

ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute is a regional research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment. 

We are inviting applications for the roles of:
  1. Manager (Special Collections), Library
  2. Head, ASEAN Studies Centre
  3. Research Officer (Economics)
  4. Research Officer (Competing Islamic Ideologies and trendsetters in Southeast Asia)
  5. Visiting Fellow (Competing Islamic Ideologies and trendsetters in Southeast Asia)
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.











Manager (Special Collections), Library


You will play an administrative, professional and supervisory role in developing and managing the Library’s special collections, in particular, the Private Papers Collection. You will also manage the operations, long-term preservation and access of the special collections. In addition, you will develop and implement plans to enable the discovery and continued availability of content in all formats for current and future audiences.

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to Senior Manager (Content Management), your key responsibilities include:

- Processing, organising, managing and maintaining the special collections including the management of the physical repositories, for example:
   - Recommend, implement and manage transformation projects
   - Inventory and repository management
   - Develop/review SOPs/policies for the special collections management & access
- Building rapport and managing the donor relationship and administering the donation process
- Participating in content/collection development work through selection and evaluation of library content/collections
- Enabling the discovery of library content through development of finding aids, provision of information alerts, conduct of user orientation and training
- Responding to information/reference queries relating to the special collections
- Resource planning and management

Requirements

- 3-5 years of relevant experience
- Team player with strong managerial and interpersonal skills
- Meticulous with good analytical, written and verbal communications skills
- Familiarity in library/archival description/meta-tagging systems, standards, methodologies and repository management
- Familiar /experience with conservation and preservation practices
- Degree in social sciences– History, political studies or Asian Studies preferred
- Library/Archival qualifications such as Master of Science in Information Studies or Archival studies will be an advantage
- Fluency in the second language and/or in any other Southeast Asian language should be stated in the application

Remuneration and benefits will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit your application via this careers@gov page.

Closing Date for application - 31 January 2020.







Head, ASEAN Studies Centre


The ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC) was established in 2008 to research issues pertaining to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as an institution and a process. Through research, publications, conferences, media engagement and outreach activities, ASC seeks to promote greater understanding of ASEAN and to contribute toward regional cooperation and integration.

This is a senior-level position and the successful candidate should be familiar with issues within ASEAN and its external challenges as demonstrated through published works and/or policy-papers and work experience.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Plan and shape the research agenda for ASC on pertinent issues and matters within ASEAN including but not limited to regional politics, economics, and socio-cultural topics;
  • Undertake high-level and policy-relevant research on ASEAN’s issues and matters through publications, conferences, media engagement and outreach activities;
  • Produce ISEAS Perspective and ISEAS Commentary pieces, Op-Eds and other suitable publications on ASEAN developments;
  • Coordinate key events such as ASEAN Roundtable, ASEAN Lecture Series which feature high-level policy makers, scholars, intellectuals and business leaders;
  • Manage ASEANFocus as the Managing Editor, a bi-monthly publication that connects the wider audience to important developments in Southeast Asia and raise awareness on ASEAN matters;
  • Source for suitable academics/experts as candidates for Visiting Fellowship with ASC;
  • Establish and maintain professional links with relevant stakeholders in the region and international community

Requirements:
  • PhD in sociology, political science, international relations, economics or Asian Studies. Other relevant academic qualifications, including science disciplines, may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The ideal candidate should have at least 10 years of strong inter-disciplinary work and be able to conduct unsupervised research and publish on a range of issues.
  • A strong interest in development and issues in ASEAN
  • A track record of policy-related research and writing would be highly regarded.
  • Good leadership, interpersonal and project management skills
  • Good communication and writing skills in English.
  • The applicant must be a citizen from one of the ASEAN Member States.
  • Positive work attitude and ability to work under demanding circumstances.
  • Team spirit and a high sense of professionalism.

Remunerations and benefits will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application which should include their resume, letters of recommendation, degree transcripts and relevant supporting documents via this careers@gov page. 

Closing Date for application - 31 January 2020.







Research Officer (Economics)



Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide research support to the project entitled Algorithmic Pricing and Market Competition: Implications for Competition Law and Policy.
  • With general support to Principal investigator, undertake analytical and/or quantitative literature and field-research
  • Provide editorial assistance to the research team in a range of outlets, in the form of e-publications, book chapters, journal articles, and book manuscript.
  • Assist in carrying out fieldwork involving market surveys.
  • Assist in the organization and management of conferences, workshops, seminars and meetings.
  • Contribute to research team’s collective research and public outreach efforts.
Requirements:
  • University degree in Economics (preferred), Business Administration, Statistics, or other relevant Social Science discipline.
  • Good analytical and quantitative skills with an aptitude for policy research.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English.
  • Working knowledge of Stata and some programming experience (Mathematica, Python etc.) would be an advantage.
  • Positive work attitude and ability to work under tight schedule

Please note that the tenure of this appointment is a non-renewable one year contract.  A remuneration package commensurate with experience and ability will be provided.  To apply, please submit your application via this careers@gov page. 

Closing Date for application - 31 January 2020.




Research Officer (Competing Islamic Ideologies and trendsetters in Southeast Asia)

The Research Officers will assist Fellows and Visiting Fellows identify competing Islamic ideologies in Southeast Asia, and highlight specific theological ideas and arguments regarding multiculturalism and economic development. The officers will also analyse agents and personalities who are key trendsetters and survey their means of communication and agenda.

The Research Officers will be contracted for 1 year.

Responsibilities

Successful applicants are expected to:

  • Work under the direction of the project Principal Investigator
  • Arrange meetings for Fellows and Visiting Fellows
  • Do note-taking and data compilation
  • Assist Fellows and Visiting Fellows in local and overseas fieldwork

Fellowship Benefits
Successful applicants will receive:

  • A highly competitive monthly (all-inclusive) stipend commensurate with his/her rank and experience;
  • Short-term fieldwork allowance;
  • A round-trip economy airfare between the home country of the researcher and Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Requirements

  • BA/MA in Southeast Asian Studies, Malay Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Communications and New Media, Islamic Studies, and other relevant disciplines
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • Ability to understand and read local texts and religious sermons in Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Thai or Tagalog will be an advantage

Application

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, and two reference letters. The preferred period for the fellowship should also be indicated. To apply, submit your application via this careers@gov page. 

For more information on RSCS please visit: https://www.iseas.edu.sg/programmes/regional-social-cultural-studies

Closing Date for application - 





Visiting Fellow (Competing Islamic Ideologies and trendsetters in Southeast Asia)

The Visiting Fellow will identify competing Islamic ideologies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand, and highlight specific theological ideas and arguments regarding multiculturalism and economic development. The researcher will also analyse agents and personalities who are key trendsetter and survey their means of communication and agenda.

The Visiting Fellowships will be for 1 year.

Responsibilities

Successful applicants are expected to:

  • Work under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator
  • Write a range of ISEAS publishing outlets such as ISEAS Perspective (2500 words); ISEAS Commentary (800 words); and/or Trends in Southeast Asia (6000-8000 words);
  • Deliver one public seminar in ISEAS; and organize a conference with Principal Investigator
  • Contribute to ISEAS collective research efforts (briefing engagements; research reviews, and reports).

Fellowship Benefits
Successful applicants will receive:

  • A highly competitive monthly (all-inclusive) stipend commensurate with his/her rank and experience;
  • Short-term fieldwork allowance;
  • A round-trip economy airfare between the home country of the researcher and Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Requirements

  • PhD in Southeast Asian Studies, Malay Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Communications and New Media, Islamic Studies, and other related disciplines
  • Strong inter-disciplinary work with good track record in research and publications
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • Ability to understand and read local texts and religious sermons in Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Thai or Tagalog

Application

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two reference letters, and a research proposal of not more than five pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the topic to be examined, plans for any fieldwork and duration, projected timeline of research, and output. The preferred period for the fellowship should also be indicated.

To apply, submit your application via this careers@gov page. 

For more information on RSCS please visit: https://www.iseas.edu.sg/programmes/regional-social-cultural-studies

Closing Date for application -