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Assistant Professor (SSHSPH & IPUR)

Date: 28-Jun-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting one full-time staff to be jointly appointed in the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (IPUR) and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH). The position is on a research or practice track appointment. In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, new faculty members may be eligible for a start-up grant to initiate their independent stream of research. Candidates relocating to Singapore may be eligible for subsidised university accommodation. The candidate will be appointed as Lead Scientist at IPUR for its Health and Lifestyle research pillar.


Researchers active in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

•  Health risk communication;

•  Health promotion;

•  Social or behavioral science research on:

•  Factors affecting individual health-care decisions;

•  Factors affecting prevention, control and mitigation of chronic and acute communicable and non-communicable diseases in populations; and

•  Development of innovative community and national strategies and interventions to impact on socio-behavioral and health outcomes

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Recognized Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (communications, behavioural studies, sociology, psychology, social science) with strong post-doctoral research records;
  • Track record of publishing in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals;
  • Experienced in leading independent research studies or a component within larger research programs;
  • Ability to generate and maintain an independent stream of research funding;
  • Ability to teach public health courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse populations.


Candidates will need to show a strong commitment to publishing at the highest level and a record of research excellence in theoretically sound, empirically grounded, and policy-relevant research. Applicants whose research and writing focus on risk communication in Asia will have an advantage.


Practice Track Candidates should have 3 years or more experience at (senior) management level in government, private sector or media in the analysis and communication of safety and risk.


Applicants should be keen to engage with policy-makers and scholarly communities in Asia and around the world, producing and communicating work that has an impact on the important questions and problems that confront Asia and the contemporary world. IPUR and SSHSPH have a dedicated media team to augment and extend the reach of research to policy-makers and the general public.


Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more at and

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. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit a cover letter specifying your research and/or teaching interests and experience, your curriculum vitae, names and contact details of 3 references via the NUS Career portal.