Updated: 12/02/2013 23:17

NUS Law sets up fellowship to develop next generation of Singapore legal academics



NUS Law sets up fellowship to develop next generation of Singapore legal academics

The law faculty in the National University of Singapore (NUS) has set up a new fellowship to recruit and develop the next generation of academics in Singapore law.

Called the Sheridan Fellowship, it's targeted at graduates with experience or expertise in Singapore law, and who are interested in a career in academia. 

In a statement issued on Monday, NUS said the fellowship offers full-time positions, which are intended to serve as a bridge between either undergraduate law education or work in the legal profession and a tenure-track academic position with a strong foundation in Singapore law. 

Two of the key areas of expertise that the faculty is looking at are torts and contract law, but candidates with an interest in any area of Singapore law may also apply. 

Successful candidates will be appointed for two years, teaching half of the standard faculty workload, to allow time for research. 

Fellows will be assisted by a faculty mentor who will read and comment on their work as well as advised on publication avenues. 

This lays the foundation for a tenure-track position at the conclusion of the fellowship, in some cases combined with post-graduate study while on scholarship and on salary, added the statement.

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