Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Natural Sciences & Science Education Academic Group)

Singapore (SG)
commensurate with experience
Apr 25, 2018
May 24, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Natural Sciences & Science Education Academic Group)


The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives. 

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

The Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group (NSSE) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore is committed to discovery and innovation in science and science education. Comprising faculty from both science content and pedagogical disciplines, we adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and research. Research by biologists, chemists and physicists in NSSE is centred on many areas of current cutting-edge science, both basic and applied. Our science educationists focus mainly on maximising the potential of every child through research on students' learning approaches and problem-solving skills, and work with teachers to develop models of creative teaching and new approaches to learning. Faculty members receive research support through internal and external grants, as well as access to world-class research facilities.

The NSSE AG invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Materials Chemistry.  

The position is available from January 2019 onwards.


Successful candidates must have :

  • A first degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry, e.g. materials chemistry or analytical chemistry
  • Published in relevant top-tier, peer-reviewed international journals
  • Post-doctoral research experience and prior teaching experience at undergraduate/graduate level are desirable.


Successful candidates will be expected to :

  • Teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemistry, including Materials Chemistry
  • Supervise undergraduate final year projects and MSc/PhD students
  • Participate in committees in the Academic Group/Institute/University and course coordination
  • Develop strong research programmes in the areas of their interest and to publish in top-tier, peer-reviewed international journals. 


Please complete and send the prescribed Application Form for Academic Positions (, together with your detailed curriculum vitae, which should include areas of research interest, list of publications and names and addresses, email addresses or fax numbers of at least three referees to Ms Rebecca Ho at

Note to applicants

We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).

Closing Date

Closing date for application is until the position is filled.

Other Information

More information on NSSE AG can be found at

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Ms Rebecca Ho, at