Research Assistant Professor

The Centre for Behavioural Economics at the National University of Singapore aspires to develop thought leadership in behavioural economics and to be the first research centre in Singapore that is exclusively devoted to behavioural economics research.

The Centre provides opportunities to work on extensive data sets and to run major field experiments in three sectors:

  1. Healthcare
  2. Transportation
  3. Retail

The Centre is well supported by a team of research assistants with extensive experience handling big data sets and running field experiments.

The Centre invites applications for several research assistant professor positions from scholars with a strong interest in the science of behavioural change. The Centre is seeking scholars with strong skills in applied empirical methods and econometrics and/or field experiments. Candidates should have an outstanding record in an accredited PhD program in economics or related fields.

Successful candidates will collaborate with a team of passionate researchers to work on exciting projects which have immediate policy and commercial implications.

There will be no teaching obligation for the first contract. Salaries are globally competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications, track record, potential, and experience.

Interested applicants should submit the following in electronic form (PDF file):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publication list
  • Two best papers (published/working papers)
  • Two letters of reference
  • Three referees with complete contact information

Please send the electronic submission to Ms Serene Ng at, with the subject header as “Application for Research Assistant Professor at NUS CBE”.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified of an online interview. Selected candidates will be invited for a campus visit.