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Lecturer (Asian Studies)

Date: 29-Jan-2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The National University of Singapore (NUS) launched the College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS) in August 2021, an enhanced undergraduate experience for students of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) and the Faculty of Science (FOS). CHS includes a Common Curriculum of 13 modules that provide foundational skills in literacy, numeracy and critical thinking, as well as broad exposure to Humanities, Social Sciences, and Asian Studies.


The successful candidate will be part of the teaching team offering the CHS Integrated Asian Studies module and will be appointed on the Educator Track. The appointment is for a period of two or three years with the possibility of extension. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct lectures and tutorials (discussion groups) and support students via email, office hours.
  • Provide administrative support and assist in the day to day running of the module.
  • Prepare educational resources and course materials.
  • Evaluate module assessment components.
  • Teach up to 240 contact hours per academic year.

Required Qualifications / Skills

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (Humanities/Social Sciences with a focus on Asia)
  • Candidates must have excellent verbal, reading, and written skills, and be able to explain difficult concepts clearly.
  • Be able to work well independently, and as a member of an interdisciplinary team with diverse interests and opinions.
  • Strong interest in continued engagement with a variety of humanities and non-humanities disciplines, as well as pedagogical improvement.
  • Strong ability to facilitate discussions for undergraduate students.
  • Past teaching and facilitation experience (especially at the university level) with good student feedback will put candidates in a strong standing.

Application

  1. Abridged CV (5-page max): including details on education, employment history, past experience of teaching and supervision, research activities (including publications) and achievements, honours and awards, and service accomplishments.

  2. Qualifications: Scanned copies of academic degrees.
  3. Teaching Portfolio: 
    • Teaching Statement that commences with a preface (max 300 words) that makes the case for appointment. This should be a highly distilled summary of key contributions to student learning and, if applicable, educational leadership, guided by key points from the candidate’s teaching philosophy. The rest of the Statement should focus on outlining the teaching philosophy, providing evidence of strong commitment to education and learning, innovation and leadership in teaching (if applicable), and future pedagogical plans. 
    • Teaching evaluations and peer review reports, if available. Other evidence of teaching excellence and/or contributions, e.g., curriculum development, pedagogical innovation etc., should also be provided.
  4. Research Statement: if applicable, highlighting how a candidate plans to advance pedagogical and/or disciplinary knowledge through inquiry. Note that the Teaching and Research statements combined should be no more than a maximum of 2000 words.
  5. THREE referees’ letters (one of whom must be the applicant’s PhD supervisor).
  6. COVID-19 Vaccination Report.
  7. Please submit your application on both the NUS Careers Portal and Academic Jobs Online. (Your referees will only need to submit their reference letters via AJO.)

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 presences are 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.