Research Assistant (NIE-ELL, NIE-SUG 4-23 AASL)

0-1 years
3500 - 5000 SGD monthly
6 days ago
Job Description

The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of a part-time Research Assistant on a 12-month contract at the

Project Title: Reading Southeast Asia in the World (1967 1990)

Project Introduction: This research project aims to address a crucial gap in current Southeast Asian literary scholarship. Anglophone writing from various countries in the region is typically studied within a national tradition dating from post-independence, which obscures literary exchanges that give rise to Southeast Asia as a broader literary unit. In response, the data generated from this project will provide a clear and holistic picture of how Southeast Asian Anglophone writers are received and studied, in order to theorise Southeast Asia more rigorously as a unit of literary study.

This project will generate a holistic picture of the intra- and extra-regional publication and reception of Anglophone Southeast Asian writers through the following means:

  • Collection of quantitative data about the number, frequency and genre of publication
  • Collection of qualitative data
  • Scans of selected scholarly journals
  • Interviews with scholars and researchers
  • University curricula on Southeast Asian writing


  • A basic degree from a reputable university in literature, literary studies, history or a related field
  • Relevant research experience
  • Good interpersonal communication and writing skills Expertise in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to work cooperatively in teams Proactive, willing to learn, reliable and able to manage concurrent tasks in a timely manner
  • Experience with data analysis and publications an advantage
  • Background knowledge of Southeast Asia or the literary histories of one or more ASEAN countries an advantage
  • Fluency in one other Southeast Asian language (Malay, Filipino, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia) an advantage


  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Assist with data collection, interview transcription, processing and analysis
  • Assist in the administration and management of project
  • Assist in writing of reports
  • Maintain and document research records
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Principal Investigator


Applicants (external and internal) will apply via Workday. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Job Req ID: R00015021 (

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