National University of Singapore, Educator Track Position Opening

  • 2016-04-13


This position is a joint appointment between the new Global Studies Program and the Department of Sociology, located in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the National University of Singapore. The appointment will be for 2 years. The successful candidate will teach 50% in the Global Studies program and 50% in Sociology. Preferred areas of focus include one or more of the following that will be able to add to the Global Studies curriculum: religion, ethnicity, business, transnational culture or global policy making

Successful candidates must have

  • A Ph.D. in Global Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or a relevant degree, from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment.
  • Excellent communication skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality.
  • A strong track record and promising trajectory in research and publication.

A global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore is a leader of scientific and social scientific research in the city-state of Singapore. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programmes which allow students to realise their potential. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.

The Global Studies Programme is a new Faculty program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, which provides students with the background required to understand and address the challenging policy issues confronting the world today. Coupling broad, multidisciplinary education with a focus on policy and policy-making, the Programme is designed to cultivate the combination of expertise and creative, critical thinking skills that are necessary for the next generation of global leaders and citizens. Candidates must be able to contribute to the teaching of core undergraduate modules in the programme, including the introductory course GL1101E Global Issues and be willing to propose new courses of their own. Details of course offerings are available at for details. Since the appointment will be shared with the Department of Sociology, the successful candidate will teach also some courses in the sociology department. The Department of Sociology is among the top sociology departments in Asia. Specializing in sociological and anthropological research on Asian societies, the department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences. (

The National University of Singapore emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research, with internationally competitive salaries and opportunities for substantial research funding. The successful candidate is also expected to supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. level. As the university’s medium of instruction is English, applicants must exhibit a high level of English-competency.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a teaching and research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact details for three references, and application form (duly completed - Particulars & Data Consent Forms.pdf).

Send applications to:

Chair, Search Committee

c/o Ms Jane Ong at

The closing date for applications is 30 April (GMT+8). Only short-listed candidates will be notified.