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Full Professor (with Tenure) in Environmental Communication

Date: 09-Jan-2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading research-intensive university (http://www.nus.edu.sg/) that is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. Established in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) (http://www.fass.nus.edu.sg/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. Successful candidates for these positions will join an engaging community of 46 full-time faculty, 13 part-time instructors, and approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students.

We seek Full Professor with expertise in Environmental Communication including the communication of science, risk, sustainability, and policy concerning environmental issues particularly in the new media environment such as climate change, socio-ecological systems (e.g., food, energy, water, technology), natural and human-made disaster, environmental planning, environmental campaign, environmental justice and governance, repair, and circular economy. Candidates with interdisciplinary research and industry expertise, and able to teach broadly into our curriculum such as new media studies, critical informational studies, social computing and strategic communications, are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

PhD in Communication, Cultural Studies, Public Policy, Social Sciences, or closely related disciplines. Candidates must have an excellent track record in research and teaching and demonstrate leadership in their fields commensurate with rank. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include departmental research leadership, attracting research funding, mentoring junior and mid-level faculty, as well as teaching 110-140 hours (3 courses) per academic year. Other duties include supervision of honours students and graduate students, and administrative service.

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 - nus.edu.sg/careers/files/NUS-Personal-Data-Consent-for-Job-Applicants.pdf)
  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. 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. A research plan (3-page) with a proposed start-up research budget and utilisation plan.
  7. A complete list of publications, grouped according to papers, books, and reviews, including page numbers, in bibliographic form.
  8. 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.
  9. Documents on 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.
  10. Diversity Statement
  11. A list of SIX external reviewers recommended (names, contact details, applicant's relationship to them). These external reviewers should preferably not be close collaborators or the applicant's PhD/post-doc supervisor.

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.