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Assistant Professor (Division of Industrial Design)

Date: 28-May-2023

Location: COLLEGE OF DESIGN & ENG, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
The Division of Industrial Design seeks highly qualified candidates to support their newly formed Master’s programme in Integrated Design. The programme aims to nurture front-line design professionals and visionaries for established and emerging fields of design, such as Service Design, Strategic Design, Experience Design, Interaction Design and Transformative Design. The programme will attract students and professionals from various design-related disciplines, thus creating a multi-disciplinary learning and collaborative environment.


The Master’s programme in Integrated Design at NUS will be the first advanced degree programme of its kind in Singapore, a global hub of business, technology, and service. It is home to a wide range of multinational corporations such as Dyson, Google, Facebook, IBM, SAP, DBS, Visa, Singapore Airlines, Samsung, Philips, and Dell. The Master’s programme will strategically leverage this professional environment by engaging students in immersive, research-based activities through their examination of design problems in collaboration with an industry collaborator.


This faculty position serves to strengthen scholarship in areas related to (Industrial) Design. The division regards scholarship as a creative process of inquiry and exploration that adds to the knowledge or appreciation of disciplinary or interdisciplinary understanding, including pedagogical innovations in learning design.


New faculty members appointed as Assistant Professor are expected to contribute strongly to the research and teaching missions of the programme. Teaching scenarios include a mix of studio and seminar-based learning environments. Themes include industry collaborative and advanced topic studios. These are complemented by seminars in Design Research Methods, Collaborative Research Tactics, Design Strategies & Leadership, and Emerging Topics in Design. In addition to teaching, the appointed faculty members are also expected to make service contributions to the division and college, engage in student recruitment, build relationships with industry collaborators, and maintain an active agenda of research and scholarship.


Candidates are required to have a Masters degree and/or PHD in a design related discipline, with a strong track record in education, research, professional engagements, and be able to advance the trajectory at the program.


To Apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Applications are to include:
•    Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including research, teaching, professional practice, and administrative experience)
•    Publication and/or Project list;
•    Design portfolio
•    Statement of Teaching philosophy and methodology. Where available, evidence of teaching ability such as student achievements, feedback, or peer review reports (maximum 3 pages)
•    Statement of Research citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution and explaining their significance (maximum 3 pages)
•    Citation and/or impact analysis of research or design output, highlighting papers with highest citation counts, and/or creative works with high impact;
•    A list of referees (minimum 2) with contact details (who will be contacted only with your concurrence); and
•    NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants.


Chair, Search Committee
Division of Industrial Design
School of Design and Environment, NUS
8 Architecture Drive Singapore 117 356
Tel: +65 65167758


The National University of Singapore is a research-active university that offers an attractive employment package. Appointees will find, within the Division, a stimulating and well-resourced environment to pursue innovative and multi-disciplinary design-oriented scholarly activities.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.


Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: College of Design and Engineering

Department : Division of Industrial Design

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 18821