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Head, Department of Architecture

Date: 13-May-2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


The National University of Singapore (NUS) is one of the world’s leading research universities and home to a vital community of academics, researchers, staff, students and alumni working together in a spirit of innovation and enterprise for a better world. Its Department of Architecture in the College of Design and Engineering champions design excellence in teaching and research within a full spectrum of study and research programmes in urban planning, urban design, landscape design, architecture and sustainable design. The Department’s impact on individuals and communities, at home and abroad, is reflected in its ranking among the top 10 in the world, and Asia’s best in Architecture/Built Environment (QS subject rankings 22) and it continues to attract the best students from Singapore, the region and the world.


The Department is now seeking to appoint a new Head to succeed Professor Puay-Peng Ho. The successful candidate will be an exceptionally dynamic and visionary leader and a champion of architecture and design. The appointee will have the stature, intellectual power and energy necessary to inspire a world class group of outstanding academics and professionals, the Department’s national and international partners as well as undergraduate and graduate students. With a deep commitment to transdisciplinary work, the next Head will guide the Departmental strategy to take advantage of the wide-ranging expertise NUS has to offer and to contribute to the creative and intellectual life of both the College and the University more widely. This is an exciting opportunity to shape – in collaboration with outstanding colleagues and partners - the future of one of the world’s leading departments and advance its truly ground-breaking work in both education and research.


Should you have additional questions please contact Teagan Williams-Chen at Perrett Laver via


Closing date: SGT 30 January 2023.


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 : Architecture

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 18384