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Assoc Professor/Professor (Migration Geographies)

Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Faculty Position in Social/Cultural Geographies
Associate Professor/Full Professor (with tenure) specialising in Geographies of Migration


The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to appoint an established research leader in the field of Social/Cultural Geography whose work focuses on Geographies of Migration. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading rol in the Department’s Social and Cultural Geographies (SCG) group and to build an ambitious programme of research.

 

We particularly welcome applications from social and cultural geographers who make use of innovative and creative methods and methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative and digital. For candidates who do not have previous experience of researching in/on Asia, it is important to demonstrate evidence of an ability and willingness to develop research projects in/from the region. 

 

The NUS Department of Geography has a long and rich tradition of social and cultural geography research, with well-established strengths in scholarship on cultural/heritage landscapes, migration and transnationalism, cities, gender, and geographies of tourism. In more recent years the SCG research group has developed other research strands including ageing and care, children and young people, pedagogy innovations and urban liveability. The group is currently organised around two inclusive and overlapping themes: mobilities and urban life. SCG members have strong collaborative relations with colleagues in the other two research groups in the Department (Politics, Economies and Space, PEAS, and Tropical Environmental Change, TEC) and scholars in cognate disciplines, particularly as part of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. NUS more widely is among the world’s most highly reputed universities and provides a generous and well-resourced environment in terms of funding and other research support. For more information on the NUS Department of Geography, please see: https://fass.nus.edu.sg/geog/.

 

Interested candidates must have a PhD in geography or an allied field. They should submit an application comprising: a letter of interest with details of their research credentials and future plans; the level of post they are applying to (professor or associate professor); a full curriculum vitae; and evidence of teaching experience, including feedback if available. Please submit your application here.

 

An internationally competitive remuneration package, including a period of subsidised housing, medical benefits and relocation expenses (where applicable), will be offered to the successful candidates. NUS also provides start-up grants, the value of which is commensurate with experience and position of appointment.

 

For further enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Brenda Yeoh: geoysa@nus.edu.sg

 

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be notified soon thereafter, and plans will then be made for a campus visit and interview (either virtual or in-person, depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions).  

Qualifications

Interested candidates must have a PhD in geography or an allied field. They should submit an application comprising: a letter of interest with details of their research credentials and future plans; the level of post they are applying to (professor or associate professor); a full curriculum vitae; and evidence of teaching experience, including feedback if available. 

Competencies

Effectively raises the profile and academic reputation
Exhibits high ethical standards in his/her official duties
Leadership
Research
Service
Promotes a favourable academic environment for individual faculty development in teaching & research
Supports interdisciplinary programmes
Administration
Articulates a clear vision for the future
Education

More Information

Location: Block AS2-03-01

Organization: National University of Singapore

Department : Geography

 

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

 

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS. [1]

 

[1]  MOM Updated advisory on COVID-vaccination at the Workplace, subject to changes in accordance with the national COVID-19 measures