Careers

Academic Appointments

Yale-NUS College seeks outstanding teacher-scholars who are active researchers, committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, and who enjoy close mentoring of students. As a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, Yale-NUS College draws on the best elements of liberal arts education to re-imagine the curriculum and collegiate experience for the 21st century. Joint appointments with NUS academic departments and research institutes may be considered.

Social Sciences

Tenure-track Positions in Global Affairs

The College invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions in Global Affairs at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preferred disciplinary fields are politics, economics, or sociology. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who can teach global governance or international political economy, and whose research concerns a transboundary issue in areas such as global public health, climate change, world trade, international finance, or international organizations.

Scholars with regional expertise outside of Asia, such as in Africa or Latin America, are welcome.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage.

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Tenure-track Position in Law and Liberal Arts

The College invites outstanding applications for at least one tenure-track position in the Social Sciences. Candidates would teach in the Double-degree Programme in Law and Liberal Arts.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, such as law and society, sociology, anthropology, politics, or history (a law degree is not expected) and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage in the interdisciplinary study of law, such as (but not limited to) law and society, sociology of law, anthropology of law, law and courts, or legal history. In particular, we welcome applicants who can teach qualitative methods for interdisciplinary research on law and modules in Yale-NUS’s flagship common curriculum such as Comparative Social Inquiry and Modern Social Thought.

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Tenure-track Position in Social Sciences (PPE)

The  College  invites  applications  for  one  tenure-track  position  at  the  Assistant Professor  rank  to  contribute  to  teaching  and  research in  the  major  in  Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Applicants who work at the intersection of philosophy or  politics  with  economics  would  be  particularly  welcomed.  We  also  welcome applicants whose research is empirically oriented.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty  member  would  join  a  committed  team  dedicated  to  the  development  and teaching  of  the  Philosophy,  Politics  and  Economics  major   and  Yale-NUS’s  flagship  Common Curriculum.

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Tenure Track or Tenured (Open Rank) Faculty Position in Urban Studies

The  College invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Urban Studies. Applications are welcome from  scholars in any relevant discipline. We are particularly  interested in scholars who use mixed methods for analyzing and visualizing urban questions. A background in quantitative analysis and/or spatial analysis (for example, GIS) would be considered advantageous. An Asia regional interest is desirable, but not necessary.

Applicants  should have a relevant PhD and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The incoming faculty member would join  a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Urban Studies Major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum.

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Humanities

Yap Kim Hao Chair in Comparative Religious Studies

The College invites applications for an Endowed Chair in Comparative Religious Studies, at the rank of tenured Professor.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of Comparative Religious Studies, which does not reside in any one Major at the College, but bridges several majors in Humanities and the Social Sciences, and the Yale-NUS flagship Common Curriculum.

The Yap Kim Hao Chair of Comparative Religious Studies is an important post from which to develop the comparative study of religion in Singapore and South-East Asia. The vision of the chair, inspired by Rev. Yap Kim Hao, is one of developing comparative religious studies within the academic purview of Yale-NUS College while promoting intellectual values of pluralism, diversity, tolerance, and the search for truth. The person appointed to  this  chair  will  have  expertise  in  one  or  more  religious  traditions,  function  within contemporary discourses of Religious Studies and the Social Sciences about the nature of comparative religion, articulate a vision for the field into the future, and be committed to exploring the relevance of religion in contemporary society. The post entails a teaching commitment to Yale-NUS College and the ability to interact with the wider community beyond the College. The person appointed will be expected to have an extremely strong record of research and academic publications with a clear trajectory and research program into the future.

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Tenure Track Position in History

The College invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in History. The successful applicant will either specialize in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, or study the connections between the region and other parts of Asia. History at Yale-NUS is developing strength in global history, through such fields as empire, diaspora, circulation and networks, citizenship and nationalities, transnational cultures of war, economic, monetary and social history, and the environment.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the History Major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum .

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Lectureship in Creative Writing

The College invites applications for a  full-time Lecturer position in Creative Writing  on a multi-year  renewable  contract.  Preferred  field  of  specialisation  is  fiction  with  optional secondary expertise in drama and/or script-writing.

Applicants should have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, and experience in creative writing programs. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and  teaching  of  the  Arts  and  Humanities  Major  and  Yale-NUS’s  flagship  Common Curriculum.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach five (5) courses per academic year – two courses  in  the  Common  Curriculum,  and  three  electives  in  the  Arts  and  Humanities Major.

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Lectureship in Theatre

The College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Theatre on a multi-year renewable contract. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or comparable training in Theatre Studies,  with
experience  in  practical  theatre,  and  teaching  experience  in  related humanistic fields (e.g. Performance Studies, Film/Media Studies, History, or Classics).

A  clear  ability  and  passion  for  undergraduate  education  is  essential.  The  incoming faculty  member  would  join  a  committed  team  dedicated  to  the  development  and teaching of  the Arts   and  Humanities Major and  Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five (5) courses per academic year – two courses  in  the  Common Curriculum,  and  three  electives  in  the  Arts  and  Humanities Major.

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Science

Wong Ngit Liong Professorship

The College invites applications for a full-time tenured endowed professorship position in science. Application by established academics with an international reputation in any scientific discipline is encouraged. We are particularly seeking to increase faculty expertise in the fields of computer science, data science, ecology/environmental science or life science. We value an interdisciplinary approach to research that also incorporates regionally relevant aspects. A demonstrated commitment to pedagogical excellence and innovation is also required. Relevant career experience in a liberal arts and sciences environment would be advantageous.

Applicants should have a PhD and demonstrate an outstanding research and teaching track record in their field.

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Tenure Track or Tenured (Open Rank) Positions in Data Science

The College invites applications for two open rank tenure-track or tenured positions in Data Science. Preferred fields of specialization are Bayesian Statistics, Computational Statistics, High dimensional Data and Machine Learning. However, applicants working in other areas are welcome to apply.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. Research achievements should include publications in leading peer-reviewed journals or conferences commensurate with career stage as well as a demonstrated potential to secure research funding. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences Major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum.

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Tenure Track or Tenured (Open Rank) Position in Life Sciences

The College invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor rank in Life Sciences. Preferred fields of specialisation are Organismal Biology, including zoology, botany, evolution, ecology, molecular systematics, population genetics, and comparative physiology.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Life Sciences Major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum.

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Tenure Track or Tenured (Open Rank) Positions in Computer Science

The College invites applications for one assistant professor and one open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Computer Science. We are interested in all areas of Computer Science that include programming and systems.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. Research achievements should include publications in leading peer-reviewed journals or conferences commensurate with career stage as well as a demonstrated potential to secure research funding.

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Tenure Track Position in Environmental Social Sciences

The Environmental Studies programme at Yale-NUS College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the empirical environmental social sciences, with preference for quantitative analysis, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates who employ quantitative methods in the study of human-environment interactions, including societal responses to climate change, are especially welcome. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses that explore aspects of social-ecological systems; gender and the environment; the impacts of global environmental change on marginalised people; quantitative or spatial-data analysis of critical environmental issues, or other urgent socio-ecological topics. While we are situated in SE Asia, we welcome applications from scholars with regional expertise in Latin America/Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East or Oceania.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Environmental Studies major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum.

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