Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in NUS Chemistry

Singapore (SG)
in excess of 120,000 per year + benefits
Feb 09, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in all chemistry disciplines, with preferences in the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Energy/Environmental Chemistry
  • Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

Successful candidates would be expected to  

  • have a Ph.D. in chemistry or relevant disciplines and preferentially with postdoctoral experience
  • possess a strong track record of publications
  • establish an internationally recognized research program
  • be competitive for external research funding
  • have a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and
  • supervise undergraduate, master and doctoral students

Successful candidates will receive


  • A tenure-track position with an attractive salary package as an assistant professor
  • Up to SGD 1million in a start-up research grant + scholarships to hire Ph.D. students
  • A white space fund of $250,000
  • An opportunity to compete for the NRF Fellowship from Singapore National Research Foundation, which comes with a five-year research grant of up to SGD 3million

Singapore’s pro-research, pro-education and pro-talent environment will suit scientists seeking to live and work in a progressive and dynamic environment.

Interested candidates should email the following as soon as possible to Ms June Chan (junechan@nus.edu.sg):

  • CV with a complete list of publications
  • Three letters of reference including one from the applicant’s main supervisor (to be sent directly by the external referees to junechan@nus.edu.sg). The letters of reference should address the following questions with reference to the candidate:
  1. "How do you compare [the candidate] with other recent graduates of your programme, specifically, [list graduates with good placements]?"
  2. "To which departments in the National Research Council (NRC) list (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/resdoc/) would you recommend the candidate for tenure-track position?"
  • A statement of research and a 3-page research plan with a proposed start-up research budget and utilization plan