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

J.Y. Pillay Chairs in Social Sciences

Yale-NUS College seeks to hire two (2) senior scholars as J.Y. Pillay Professors in the Social Sciences. The J.Y. Pillay Chairs, established in honour of Professor J.Y. Pillay, an eminent policy maker and corporate leader in Singapore, are for scholars who are at the forefront of research and education in their field. These chairs positions are available for both fulltime tenured and short-term visiting appointments.

We encourage applicants in any discipline of the Social Sciences but are prioritising political studies in this year’s search. We welcome applications from scholars working in all areas of political science, political economy, or political thought, including those whose research bridges different disciplines.

The successful candidates will provide academic leadership through their research and teaching by engaging in significant research, teaching well, helping to develop the curriculum in the College, and mentoring other faculty. The College places emphasis on productive and impactful research programs, akin to other top liberal arts colleges in the world.

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Tenure-track or Tenured (Open rank) Position in Psychology 

Yale-NUS College invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Psychology.  We seek outstanding applicants in any field of Psychology.

Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology or related field and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

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Tenure-track or Tenured (Open rank) Positions in the Social Sciences

Yale-NUS College invites outstanding applications for at least three (3) open rank, tenure-track or tenured positions in the social sciences. Candidates would teach in our Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and/or Global Affairs (GA) majors, as well as in Yale-NUS’s flagship common curriculum.

For GA, we particularly welcome applications from scholars who can teach international development or international/comparative political economy or quantitative methods, or who have regional expertise in the Middle East, Africa, or Latin America.

For PPE, evidence of scholarship or teaching that integrates two or more PPE fields (politics, economics, philosophy) would be an asset.

Applicants require a PhD in relevant discipline, such as politics, economics, sociology, development studies, or geography. They should be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Anthropology

Yale-NUS College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology. We seek outstanding applicants in Sociocultural Anthropology. An emphasis on one or more of the following areas would be desirable: Political and/or Economic Anthropology; Medical Anthropology; Environmental Anthropology; Psychological Anthropology; Public and/or Applied Anthropology; and Visual Anthropology. We welcome applications from scholars working in any region or across regions; expertise in Southeast Asia would be an asset.

Applicants should have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field by the start of their appointment. Candidates should have an outstanding research and publication record for their career stage as well as a demonstrated commitment to effective undergraduate teaching.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Economics

Yale-NUS College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Economics. Preferred fields of specialisation are macroeconomics, financial economics, or environmental economics.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

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Science

Wong Ngit Liong Professorship in Science

Yale-NUS College invites applications for a visiting (1-3 years duration) or full-time (tenured) endowed professorship position in science. Application by established academics with an international reputation in any scientific discipline are encouraged. Preference may be given to those who show clear potential for collaborative interaction with existing faculty or are engaged in inter-disciplinary inquiry. 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 relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding research and teaching track record in their field.

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 Tenured or Tenure-track (Open rank) Position in Data Science

Yale-NUS College invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Mathematics and Computer Science. We seek outstanding applicants in the field of Data Science and particularly welcome applications from Big Data, High Dimensional Statistics, Computational Statistics and Machine Learning. Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. A PhD and postdoctoral research experience are essential. Familiarity or experience with the liberal arts system would be advantageous. Some teaching experience is preferred for appointment as Assistant Professor. A clear passion and ability in undergraduate teaching is essential. Research achievement should include publication in leading peer-reviewed journal, as well as a potential to secure research funding.

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Tenured or Tenure-track (Open rank) Position in Computer Science

Yale-NUS College invites applications for one open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Computer Science. Preferred fields of specialisation are Databases, Cybersecurity, Computer Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, and Web Science. 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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Humanities

Endowed Chair in Philosophy at Yale-NUS College, supported by the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professorship

The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professorship supports an endowed post for a distinguished professor in the humanities or social sciences. The College invites applications for this endowed chair in the discipline of Philosophy, at the rank of tenured Professor. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, with teaching strength in an area of non-Western philosophy such as Chinese, Indian, or Arabic/Islamic philosophy.

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Yap Kim Hao Chair of Comparative Religious Studies

Yale-NUS invites applications for an endowed chair in Comparative Religious Studies, at the rank of tenured Professor.

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 successful candidate 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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Lecturer Position in Literature

Yale-NUS College invites applications for a Lecturer in Literature. This is a one-year (non-renewable) appointment for the Academic Year 2020-2021. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in literary studies or other related humanistic fields (e.g. Film/media studies, History, Classics, other area studies) with strong evidence of teaching success.

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Lecturer Position in Theatre

Yale-NUS College invites applications for a Lecturer in Theatre. This is a one-year (non-renewable) appointment for the Academic Year 2020-2021. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. or comparable training in Theate Studies as well as related humanistic fields (e.g. Performance Studies, Film/media studies, History, or Classics) with experience in practical theatre and teaching.

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