Posted on: 23 April, 2019
Application deadline: May 21, 2019

Lecturer (Educator Track) in social and cultural geography, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Department of Geography

 Faculty Position

 Lecturer (Educator Track) in social and cultural geography

 The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore stands among the top Geography departments in the world and offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences. The Department invites applications for a Lecturer position on the Educator Track. The track aims to attract, nurture, and retain suitably qualified and highly effective faculty members who approach teaching as scholarly practice, and who therefore focus on and are passionate about excellence in teaching as a means of supporting student learning. The appointment will begin in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter for an initial period of three years with the possibility of contract renewal subject to good performance, departmental teaching needs, and continued relevance of the faculty member’s contributions. The Educator Track scheme has clearly defined career progression to Senior Lecturer (term contract) and finally Associate Professor (open contract).

The candidate should have a PhD in geography and be able to teach social and cultural geography modules (see Department website: https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/undergraduate/timetable.html). A proven record of excellent teaching, creative pedagogical approaches for teaching first- year/and or large modules and an interest in pedagogical research will be an advantage. Preference will be given to candidates who combine expertise in any relevant areas of social and cultural geography with specific focus in Singapore and/or Asia.

In terms of teaching and academic responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach a minimum of four modules/courses a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; and
  • Perform administrative/service duties commensurate with an Educator Track Lecturer

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointee may also enjoy some or all of the following benefits: subsidised housing, medical and leave benefits and relocation assistance, depending on whether s/he is a Singaporean, permanent resident of Singapore or other nationality.

Application review will begin on 21 May 2019 until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should send an application letter, teaching and research statements, full curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of three referees to:

Social and Cultural Geography Search Committee c/o Ms Wong Lai Wa

Department of Geography

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

1 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

Email applications are strongly encouraged. Please send to Ms Wong Lai Wa at: geowlw@nus.edu.sg

For further enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Associate Professor Godfrey Yeung (geoykgy@nus.edu.sg)