Asst Professor in Cultural Studies (PYP)

Date: 12 Jul 2024

Location: ARTS & SOC SC, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Cultural Studies (Presidential Young Professorship)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading research-intensive university ( that is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities.  Established in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) ( is a leader in communication and new media research and education. It offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate programmes in communications and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the areas of media and communication studies, communication management, interactive media design and cultural studies. Its students undertake industry immersion through its compulsory internship programme. The successful candidate for this position will join an engaging community of 40 full-time faculty and approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students.

We seek an Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies with expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital media cultures; cultural studies in Asia; environment and culture; cultural analytics and digital humanities.


Successful candidates must have a PhD in Cultural Studies, Communication or a closely related discipline (e.g. Sociology or Anthropology) by date of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching and research.


Responsibilities will include research and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to teach in the Communications and New Media undergraduate programme, the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme, and the Master of Social Sciences (Communication)  and the Master of Art (Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship) programmes. Other duties include supervision of honours and graduate students, and administrative service.

Professional Development

Successful talented early career candidates with excellent research track records will be considered for the National University of Singapore Presidential Young Professorship (NUS PYP) scheme which includes a start-up research grant up to SGD 750,000, scholarships to hire PhD students, and an award of SGD 250,000 in white space funding.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants are required to submit a complete application dossier as listed below for full consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

  1. NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (Download file via link -
  2. Detailed CV, including education, professional background, teaching and supervision, research activities and achievements, honours and awards, and service accomplishments to date. List all academic and non-academic positions. Name and contact of your PhD Supervisor. All PhD and postdoctoral supervisors or any other senior authors with close and regular collaborations (full name and institution) should be listed.
  3. Scanned copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  4. Teaching portfolio and student evaluations: a statement (max. of 3 pages) of teaching philosophy and methodology. Where available, evidence of teaching ability such as student feedback or peer review reports should be provided. Evidence of other contributions to education, e.g. curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, production of teaching material, should be provided were available.
  5. Research Portfolio and Statement: a statement (max. of 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution, and explaining their significance. Sample copies of these contributions should be provided (in the case of books, reviews should be provided). 
  6. Honours and Awards: To include major keynote and plenary addresses, elected membership in professional and learned societies, membership on editorial board of leading journals.
  7. A research plan (3-page) with a proposed start-up research budget and utilisation plan. 
  8. A complete list of publications, grouped according to papers, books, and reviews, including page numbers, in bibliographic form.
  9. Citation (excluding self-citations and in the case of co-authored work, cross-citations) and impact analysis of research output, highlighting papers with the highest citation counts, and creative works with high impact.
  10. Service Contributions: List and elaborate on the impact of service to department/faculty/university, international academic community, and/or national and international agencies. Note that the documents on research (together with the Teaching Statement and documents on service contributions) should be no more than a maximum of 3,000 words.
  11. Diversity Statement
  12. A list of FOUR references recommended (names, contact details, applicant’s relationship to them). These references should include applicant’s PhD or post-doctoral advisor/supervisor. Shortlisted candidates are to arrange for the letters of reference to be submitted prior to the campus visits. 
  13. A list of preferred modules under the undergraduate and master by coursework programmes


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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Arts & Social Sciences

Department : Communications And New Media

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 21797