Associate Professor (Health Promotion / Implementation Science)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Feb 2024

Job Description

The National University of Singapore – which is the top-ranked university in Asia – is recruiting full-time Associate Professors for the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) on the tenure/research/practice track appointments. In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, new faculty members may be eligible for a start-up grant to initiate their independent stream of research and subsidised university accommodation.

The positions are specifically for faculty to work in the Health Systems & Behavioural Sciences Domain of SSHPH. Researchers active in one or more of the following areas of Health Promotion/Implementation Science are particularly encouraged to apply:

Health Promotion

  • Research on:
    • Behavioural and communication theories/models,
    • Social, environmental, and behavioural change interventions, and
    • Evidence-based strategies and their impact on socio-behavioural, environmental and health outcomes for various populations.
  • Analyses of:
    • Population health needs using mixed methods and appropriate statistical procedures, e.g., structural equation modelling, and
    • Healthcare systems and policies to design health promotion interventions for the general public as well as at-risk populations. 
  • Planning, implementation, evaluation, and communication of sustainable and effective programmes targeted at health promotion and/or disease prevention for the public.
  • Development and advocacy of practices, policies, and laws that will provide supportive and enabling environments for the promotion and improvement of public health. 
  • Leveraging on structures and mobilisation of organisational, governmental and community resources to create health-promoting environments.

Implementation Science

  • Research on attenuating implementation bottlenecks and roadblocks.
  • Development and optimisation of implementation strategies and methods to generate sustainable improvements in healthcare and delivery systems.
  • Promoting the systemic uptake of research findings to advance positive outcomes in clinical, organisational or policy contexts.

Job Requirements


  • Recognised Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline with strong post-doctoral research records,
  • Track record of publishing in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals,
  • Experienced in leading independent research studies or a component within larger research programmes,
  • Ability to generate and maintain an independent stream of research funding,
  • Ability to teach public health courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels,
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing an independent research agenda through extramural funding,
  • Developing collaborative, multidisciplinary research,
  • Curricula design and teaching, 
  • Supervision of postgraduate students advising, and
  • Contributing to policy/community development in the field of public health.

Application Procedure

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Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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