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 to serve as J.Y. Pillay Professors in Social Sciences. The J.Y. Pillay Chairs were established in honour of Professor J.Y. Pillay, an eminent policy maker and corporate leader in Singapore, and are distinguished full professor posts, set aside for scholars whose work is of the highest standard and at the forefront of research in their field. We encourage applicants in any area of Social Sciences including those that can serve our majors in Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Global Affairs, Law & Liberal Arts, PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), Psychology and Urban Studies.

The successful candidates must demonstrate a distinguished international academic career in the Social Sciences, proven excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, and will also exhibit the vision and spirit to play a major role in the continuing development of a new type of higher education institution.

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Assistant Professor in Economics (Tenure Track)

Yale-NUS College invites applications for up to two (2) tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank in any field of specialisation in Economics.  Applicants should be scholars with a relevant PhD who will establish and maintain an active research programme with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring within Economics and in the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum.

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

Yale-NUS College invites applications for an open rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Psychology.  We seek outstanding applicants in any field of Psychology. Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

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Tenured or Tenure-track (Open rank) Position in Urban Studies 

Yale-NUS College invites applications for an open rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Urban Studies. Applicants may have a specialisation in any relevant disciplinary area, although the analysis of urban processes should be central to their research and teaching. An interest in Asian urbanism and/or cities in a comparative perspective is desirable. Applicants must have a PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. They should combine an active research agenda with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching. Familiarity or experience with the purpose of a liberal arts education would be desirable. Research achievements should include publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. Senior applicants should be internationally recognised scholars

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Science

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

Yale-NUS College invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Chemistry. We seek outstanding applicants in any field of chemistry and particularly encourage those with experience in computational, analytical, physical, or environmental chemistry.  Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. A PhD and postdoctoral research experience are essential. Familiarity or experience with the purpose of a liberal arts education would be advantageous. A clear ability in and passion for undergraduate education is essential. Research achievement should include publications in leading peer-reviewed journals commensurate with the candidate’s career stage, as well as a demonstrated ability/potential to secure research funding.

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Assistant Professor in Life Science (Tenure Track)

Yale-NUS College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Life Sciences. We seek outstanding applicants in any field of life sciences and particularly welcome applications from molecular biologists using computational or cell biological approaches to their teaching and research. 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 Mathematics and Computer 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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Humanities

Director of Writers’ Centre and Faculty Appointment

Yale-NUS College seeks a dynamic and flexible administrator and teaching to support faculty across the disciplines and to lead the Yale-NUS College Writers’ Centre. The Director will be appointed as an Associate Professor on the non-tenure Educator Track with an initial three-year term contract. Candidates with substantial scholarship in the field may be considered for a tenure-track/tenured position. The Director of Writers’ Centre will work collaboratively with faculty to support the teaching of writing in their courses and assist students through peer tutoring, workshops, and other events. This position requires a PhD and significant experience with writing in the disciplines, writing centre, and multilingual writing. Strong candidates will demonstrate experience in developing faculty network and support for writing tailored to the unique needs of their institutions. They will also have experience with writing centres that support writing in all disciplines. Interest and experience in working with multilingual writers is preferred.

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Interdisciplinary

Tenured or Tenure-track (Open rank) Position in Environmental Studies

Yale-NUS College invites applications for two open-rank positions in Environmental Studies, one in environmental science and another in environmental humanities.  A PhD is essential for both positions, with postdoctoral research required for the environmental science position.   Familiarity or experience with the liberal arts system is advantageous.  Successful candidates must demonstrate a clear passion for undergraduate teaching.  Research achievements should include publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage.

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