Dean, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law | Singapore, Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Law.

The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law is widely regarded as Asia’s leading law school. Staffed by an outstanding permanent faculty diverse in origin and qualifications, NUS Law is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues confronting our interconnected world.

Located in Singapore, which for more than a century has been a commercial hub at the crossroads of Asia, NUS Law is very much Asia’s Global Law School. Since 1957 its curriculum has been infused with perspectives from other jurisdictions and disciplines, providing a legal education that is comparative, international, and multi-disciplinary. NUS Law hosts visiting faculty and students from every continent, offering a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere both inside and outside the classroom.

Embracing global, regional, and uniquely Singaporean perspectives, NUS Law produces outstanding scholarship in all areas of law. Specialist research centres pursue focused research on environmental law, Asian legal studies, banking & finance law, international law, legal theory, maritime law, law & business, as well as law & artificial intelligence. NUS Law is also home to the Asian Law Institute and the secretariat for the Asian Society of International Law. The faculty enjoys close links with the broader ecosystem of NUS – a leading global university fostering excellence across a comprehensive spectrum of disciplines and seamless opportunity for cross-disciplinary enrichment.

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Profile of Candidate

NUS seeks a visionary leader with an illustrious record of scholarly achievements and a distinguished reputation within the academic community to continue NUS Law’s dynamic trajectory and its vision of being among the world’s best in legal research and education. The Dean will advance the distinctive identity of NUS Law by combining traditional excellence and global perspective with awareness of contemporary challenges in an Asian and Singaporean context. The successful candidate will have the experience and the operational skills required to innovate and lead in a premier academic environment. They will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to strengthen collaborative relationships within the Law School, NUS, and beyond. The ability to recruit, retain and develop talent will be a quality expected of the Dean.

NUS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its community. We encourage applications by individuals who embody and embrace these values.


The Search Committee welcomes applications and nominations of suitable candidates. Application materials should include a full Curriculum Vitae and a broad vision statement for NUS Law. Applications, enquiries or nominations should be sent by March 31 2022 to:

Professor Tulika MITRA

Vice Provost (Academic Affairs)

Chair, Law Dean Search Committee

National University of Singapore


C/o Ms. Jennifer TAY

Law Dean Search Committee Secretariat


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All nominations and applications will be kept in the strictest confidence. We appreciate your kind understanding that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.