Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Materials Chemistry

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Singapore,
Deadline: 16 Jul 2024

School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Materials Chemistry

Job Description

The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in the broadly defined field of Materials Chemistry. We welcome applicants with expertise in, but not limited to, soft materials, materials for environmental sustainability, polymer chemistry, materials for bioprinting, smart materials, etc.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Establish an independent and internationally recognised research programme, and collaborate extensively with local/overseas research institutions
  • Secure competitive external funding to support the research programme (such as the competitive Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship, )
  • Supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and contribute to curriculum development and pedagogical innovation
  • Participate in departmental, university and professional service activities

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated research excellence in the area of materials chemistry
  • A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals as the leading author
  • Demonstrated ability to secure competitive research funding/fellowships


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering / Chemistry or a closely related field
  • Postdoctoral training in the relevant fields

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Full CV (including a list of publications, conference presentations, records of competitive grants, technology disclosures/patents, awards/recognitions, and graduate supervision, if applicable)
  • Citation Report(s)
  • Teaching Statement
  • Teaching Evaluation (if applicable)
  • Research Statement
  • Sample Research Papers (provide at least three [3])
  • Names and contact details of at least three [3] referees
  • Interested applicants are invited to apply directly at our NTU Career Portal .

    Review of applications and shortlisting of applicants will be carried out on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    NTU seeks a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all and recruit on the bases of merit, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.

    About MSE

    The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is one of the largest materials science institutions in the world. It is the leading materials science institution in Asia and ranks amongst the top globally - #1 in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings and Top 5 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. MSE has a strong track record of securing large competitive grants by championing disruptive and commercialised materials science research that has produced several spin-off companies. The School’s success lies in its ability to adapt and explore new research areas with significant global impact. Its research endeavours focus on developing sustainable solutions to address some of humanity’s pressing grand challenges, in line with the vision outlined in NTU’s Sustainability Manifesto and the NTU 2025 Strategic Plan.

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    For any questions concerning the position or application process, please send your queries to [email protected]

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