Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Cluster Hires in Climate Change and Sustainability
Tenure track: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor
The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting leading scholars with a commitment to making impactful contributions to research and education in the related fields of climate change and sustainability. We are seeking colleagues with a vision for change and who understand the importance of inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders and researchers, influencing public policy and shaping intellectual agendas.
Join the Department of Geography
This cluster hire will enhance research and teaching capability in the Department. We welcome applications from individuals with experience across the broad thematic reach of climate science, climate impacts and adaptation, human dimensions of climate change and sustainability, applications of geospatial technologies to climate change and sustainability challenges. We seek multiple hires at all academic levels. Indicative areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Successful candidates will join the dynamic and collegial Department of Geography, which has an international profile as one of the world’s top Geography Departments (5th in QS ranking 2023) in one of the world’s leading and best-resourced universities. Faculty in the Department are regarded as leading scholars in climate change and sustainability issues, leading interdisciplinary research across several themes, notably Tropical Environmental Change, Politics, Economies and Space and Social and Cultural Geographies. Elements of this research are enabled by the Department’s GIS Unit and excellent laboratory resources. The Department maintains a vibrant research ecosystem that supports NUS’s University-Wide Sustainability Commitment. Faculty in the Department are part of well-developed global networks of research. Within Singapore they maintain active research linkages with the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, the Asia Research Institute, Public Utilities Board, National Parks Board, National Environment Agency, the Centre for Climate Research Singapore and other major universities in the country.
Candidates interested in a tenure track position should possess a PhD in a relevant field. They should also be able to demonstrate expertise in researching and understanding the complexities of climate change and sustainability that impact society. Some experience of teaching is also desirable. They should show promise for or already have a record of excellence in research, evidenced by high-quality publications. Those interested in an educator track position should have a PhD and be able to provide evidence of a strong record of teaching. A commitment to pedagogy is also desirable. All applicants should have a commitment to service that is commensurate with their career stage.
In terms of academic responsibilities, the successful candidates will be expected to:
NUS is among the world’s most highly reputed universities and provides a generous and well-resourced environment. For more information on the NUS Department of Geography, please see: https://fass.nus.edu.sg/geog/.
Applicants for tenure track positions should submit the following:
For candidates applying for the Assistant Professor position, one of the four referee names must be the name of the main PhD supervisor. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have obtained their PhD within the last six years. Prior teaching experience commensurate with the level of appointment is expected for tenured Associate Professor. Full-professors in NUS are expect to be internationally-acknowledged leaders in their field of research.
Applicants for educator track positions should submit the following:
Applicants should submit their application to Geobox13@nus.edu.sg, clearly indicating the track (tenure or educator) and level of post they wish to be considered for.
An internationally competitive remuneration package, including a period of subsidised housing (for non-Singaporean applicants), medical benefits and relocation expenses (where applicable), will be offered to the successful candidate. NUS also provides start-up grants, the value of which is commensurate with experience and position of appointment.
If you would like to discuss your interest in a role prior to application, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Paul Kench: email@example.com
Evaluation of applications will commence in February 2024 and will continue until suitable candidates are found. Shortlisted candidates will be notified soon thereafter, and plans will then be made for the interview process.