Associate Researcher, Case Study Unit job with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

The Case Study Unit (CSU) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) produces case studies that cover a wide range of public policy, administration, and management issues with an Asian focus. We encourage the use of case studies for public policy learning and public sector training, and maintain a repository of over one hundred case studies which can be found in the study library of LKYSPP case. These are used in classroom instruction for LKYSPP’s diploma and executive education programs. CSU is seeking to hire a research associate who will work with the CSU team to conceptualize and produce case studies and promote the use of case studies for public policy teaching and learning. This position reports to the Head of CSU.

Professional responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and write case studies
  • Supervise external case writers and student research assistants
  • Support the organization of the case writing competition and other activities
  • Manage collaborations with internal and external partners
  • Develop and deliver case study workshops and other training events


  • 3 years of professional experience or equivalent, professional experience in areas related to public policies preferred
  • Strong data collection, writing and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a social science discipline.

Application procedures

Interested candidates are invited to email the following documents to Dr. Ng Kok Hoe at [email protected] and apply directly on our NUS career portal.

  • One-page cover letter, with a brief statement of relevant research experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates and transcripts (undergraduate and masters, as applicable): scanned copies for initial application
  • A writing sample (min. 2000 words)
  • Details of two referees (preferably academic) who can comment on the applicant’s academic abilities and research experience

We regret that only shortlisted candidates are notified.

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