Lecturer (Philosophy & Singapore Studies)

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Sep 2023

Lecturer (Philosophy & Singapore Studies)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Philosophy seeks applicants for Lecturer (Educator Track) appointment, to offer a course satisfying the Singapore Studies requirement of the NUS General Education (GESS1029 Everyday Ethics in Singapore). The course teaches applied ethics relevant to the Singapore setting, while being informed by relevant social scientific and empirical research on Singapore. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the course, offering it both in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and for coordinating all relevant administrative processes relating to that, including the leading and mentoring of teaching assistants. The anticipated start date is January 2024. The appointment is for a period of 1-2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Documents Required

  • Abridged CV (5-page max): include details on education, employment history, past experience of teaching and supervision, research activities (including publications) and academic achievements, honors and awards, and service accomplishments.
  • Qualifications: Scanned copies of academic degrees.
  • Teaching portfolio:
    • Teaching Statement that commences with a preface (max 300 words) that makes the case for the appointment. This should be a highly distilled summary of key contributions to student learning and, if applicable, educational leadership, guided by key points from the candidate’s teaching philosophy, especially as such is relevant to the course that the successful candidate will need to offer. The rest of the Statement should focus on outlining the teaching philosophy, providing evidence of strong commitment to education and learning, innovation, and leadership in teaching (if applicable), and future plans for pedagogical development; again, relevance to the course to be offered will be an important consideration.
    • Teaching evaluations and peer review reports, if available. Other evidence of teaching excellence and/or contributions, e.g., curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, etc., can also be included.
  • Research statement, if applicable, highlighting how the candidate plans to advance pedagogical and/or disciplinary knowledge through inquiry.
  • FOUR referee’s letters (one of whom should be the applicant’s MA/PhD supervisor, if applicable).

Application Please submit your application on the NUS Careers Portal. For current NUS staff, please apply via the NUS Internal Job Listing. Note that the teaching and research statements combined should be no more than 2000 words. For full consideration, please submit a complete application before the deadline. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. For more information on the current version of GESS1029 Everyday Ethics in Singapore, please see GESS1029 . Note we are not necessarily expecting successful candidates to stick exactly to the current version of the course—shortlisted candidates will be asked how they would like to deliver the same or similar learning outcomes.

Contact Please send your enquiries to Ms Melina Loo at [email protected] .


  • A recent PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Knowledgeable about Singapore and empirical research regarding Singapore relevant to the course.
  • Excellent verbal, reading, and writing skills; able to explain difficult concepts clearly to undergraduates who are not humanities or social sciences students (typically, the vast majority of students that read GESS1029 are in that category).
  • Strong ability to facilitate discussions for undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and coordinate a larger enrolment class (e.g., with at least 150 students).
  • Strong interest in continued engagement with a variety of intellectual disciplines relevant to the course.
  • Strong interest in pedagogical improvement and experience with interdisciplinary teaching.
  • Ability to teach additional courses in other philosophy sub-fields an advantage (only as examples: Chinese philosophy, social epistemology, philosophy of religion, etc.)

More Information

Location: [[Kent Ridge Campus]]
Organization: [[National University of Singapore]]
Department: [[Philosophy]]
Job requisition ID: [[21875]]

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