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Assistant / Associate Professor (Educational Excellence)

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Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Duke-NUS is seeking for an individual with a passion and talent for health professions education to work in the Office of Education, collaborating with Duke-NUS faculty and senior clinician-educators across the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical System. This is a full-time position supported by institutional funds to promote educational excellence, curriculum enhancement and pedagogical innovation. There will also be opportunities for the successful applicant to initiate her/his own line of scholarship within the scope of the Office of Education and School’s strategic plans, assisting health educators and teams in developing high-quality academic education projects suitable for submission to peer-reviewed journals and national meetings. Broad institutional areas of interest include, but are not limited to: inter-professional collaboration and practice; individual and team performance including communication and behaviour; the role of simulation and standardized patients in medical and health professions education; feedback, professionalism and readiness for practice; bedside teaching and clinical debriefing. The successful candidate will be eligible for faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level at Duke-NUS, depending on academic interest and teaching focus; rank would be commensurate with experience, achievement, recognition, and teaching.


  • Participate in the general teaching, service and administrative responsibilities of the Office of Education as determined by their Reporting Officer
  • Participate in the development and delivery of the educational strategy for the Office of Education, with a particular emphasis on promoting educational excellence, curriculum enhancement and pedagogical innovation
  • Consult with faculty and staff, including trainees and students, regarding educational projects
  • Collaborate with health care educators and investigators to design, implement, and improve education research methodology, data collection and analysis, and outcomes assessment
  • Conduct workshops and courses and other programmes of development to build educational capacity and capability across the AMC. This would include but not be limited to research methodology, IRB processes and publishing for health professionals
  • Apply for intramural and extramural funding for studies and programs
  • Develop strong working relationships with collaborators and maintain positive communication.
  • Publish and present educational research papers at peer-reviewed forums
  • Mentor health care educators and investigators interested in planning and pursuing educational research
  • Write/assist with writing of abstracts and manuscripts; create/assist with data collection instruments, complete/assist in IRB submission and review
  • Appropriate duties as assigned by reporting officer



  • Doctoral degree in Educational Science / Educational Research, Human Factors, Sociology or other related/relevant academic field



  • Minimum three years’ experience in educational / medical education
  • Demonstrable commitment to research and scholarship. For example - research productivity, preferably in a higher education institute, healthcare organization or medical education setting; grant funded research as Principal Investigator or lead; peer reviewed research publications; visiting appointments; advisory roles; consultancy; other evidence of scholarly activities; knowledge creation, synthesis, application and dissemination 


Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to publish in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
  • Exceptional time management, organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines
  • Accessible, calm, flexible, and mature individual with superlative interpersonal skills that permit him/her to work independently as well as in a team environment, to establish credibility with staff at all levels and of different disciplines and backgrounds, and to be persuasive in both one-to-one and group settings
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in sharing of information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to retrieve and translate educational theory and research to the health professionals in education and practice
  • Ability to mentor clinical faculty in educational scholarship


Letter of interest and a curriculum vitae should be submitted together with the applications. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Prof Fernando Bello (f.bello@duke-nus.edu.sg).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.