National University of Singapore (NUS) - Two positions

Job Title: National University of Singapore (NUS) - Two positions
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: November 30, 2018 08:20

Job Description

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading research-intensive university ( that is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. The Department of Psychology at NUS ( has well-established undergraduate, graduate research and graduate clinical psychology professional training programmes. The department consists of an internationally diverse group of faculty members who are committed to excellence in research and teaching.

We seek applicants for two positions to join us either in August 2019 (preferred) or in January 2020. The positions are preferably tenure track, but applications for the educator track (teaching-focused) will also be considered. Rank of appointment is open, although junior appointments (i.e. Assistant Professors) are preferred. Area of specialization is also open, although we strongly encourage and will prioritize suitable applicants in Biological Psychology or Clinical Psychology.

All successful applicants must have a PhD degree in psychology or an equivalent doctorate-level qualification in clinical psychology (e.g., DClinPsy, ClinPsyD) by the time of appointment. For tenure-track applications, post-doctoral experience and a proven or strongly emerging track record of high quality research and impactful publications, alongside clear research plans, are highly desirable. For educator-track applications, teaching and/or supervision experience, and evidence of excellence in teaching, are highly desirable.

Remuneration is competitive and includes medical, housing, relocation and other benefits. Significant research start-up funding is available if appointed on the tenure track.

Singapore is a modern, English speaking city-state that is connected to the world via global commerce, finance and transport networks with a stable climate year round and a cosmopolitan mix of cultures and languages.

Applicants should indicate clearly the position(s) they are applying for and submit the following materials online at

  • NUS Personal Particulars Form (downloadable from
  • NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (downloadable from
  • Full CV, including education, professional background, teaching & supervision,research activities and achievements, honors and awards, and service accomplishments to date.
  • Name and contact details of PhD advisor/supervisor
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, methodology, and experience (max. 3 pages).
  • Teaching evaluations and peer review reports, if available. Other evidence ofteaching excellence is welcome.
  • [For tenure-track applications only] A research statement (max. 3 pages) highlighting major accomplishments and short- and longer-term research plans, citing up to five significant publications, creative works or other scholarly contributions, and explaining their significance.
  • [For tenure-track applications only] Sample copies of research publications, if available.
  • [For tenure-track applications only] Please indicate total number of publications to date, citation analysis (excluding self-citations), and impact factors of journals where the publications appeared.
  • For senior appointments (i.e., Associate Professor or above) only] A list of 6 external referees (names, contact details, applicant’s relationship to them). These referees should preferably not be close collaborators or the applicant’s PhD/post-doc supervisor.
  • [For junior appointments (i.e., Assistant Professor/ Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer) only] THREE letters of reference (including one from the applicant’s PhD or post-doctoral advisor/supervisor) to be arranged by the applicant to be submitted directly by the referees at the above website.

The application process closes on 30 January 2019. We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Associate Professor SIM Tick Ngee, Head of Department, at