Tenure-track Faculty Positions at the National University of Singapore

Singapore (SG)
Competitive remuneration, relocation assistance, attractive start-up grants and other benefits
Apr 08, 2021
Jun 07, 2021
Job Type
Full time

Tenure-track Faculty Positions at the National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks faculty candidates for multiple tenure-track appointments across sustainability (https://www.nus.edu.sg/research/key-areas/integrative-sustainability-solutions).  Hiring will be primarily at the assistant professor level, but exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the associate professor and professor level.

Constantly ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world, NUS is internationally renowned for its high-quality talents, multi- and interdisciplinary research and vibrant community in addressing complex and critical issues facing Asia and the world. NUS sustainability research community works closely with various government agencies and industrial partners in strong support of the National 2030 Green Plan (https://www.greenplan.gov.sg/). We offer integrated and interdisciplinary solutions that apply to a global scale, but are optimized for tropical, urban, and Asian settings, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, clean energy materials and systems, environmental surveillance and management of urban waterways, energy-food-water-nexus, sustainable urban transport systems, socioeconomic risk assessment and public policy. We nurture our students to both examine sustainability challenges and innovate system-level solutions.

We seek exceptionally talented and passionate candidates to journey with NUS in shaping the future of sustainability research and education. We are particularly interested in the following expert domains:

  • Climate Science
  • Coastal Engineering and Adaptation
  • Decarbonization and Hydrogen Economy
  • Nature-Based Climate Solutions
  • Sea-Level Rise

Candidates should have a PhD degree and postdoctoral experience in any of the following disciplines: Conservation Science, Environmental Science, Sustainability Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, or a closely related discipline. Research connections that extend beyond the traditional bounds of Science and Engineering are highly desired. An ability to develop and maintain an internationally recognized and externally funded research program within area of expertise will be an added advantage. Faculty members will be expected to conduct multi-disciplinary research, teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses, and develop new and innovative programmes related to sustainability and climate change.

NUS offers internationally competitive remuneration, relocation assistance and other benefits. Attractive start-up grants will be provided to facilitate the establishment of internationally competitive research programs. Successful candidates will be offered with joint appointments in more than one department or research centre to facilitate collaborative research. Most of our hosting departments/programs are among the world’s Top 10 in the 2021 QS subject ranking (https://news.nus.edu.sg/nus-ranked-top-10-globally-in-16-subjects/). 


Our search is ongoing and applications received by August 31, 2021 will be given a full consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae that includes a full list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests and plans (maximum 3 pages each), and the names of SIX referees with contact details to:

Chair of Sustainability Cluster Search   

(c/o Chee Shu Ping Hazel May)

National University of Singapore

Singapore 117576

Email: hazelmay@nus.edu.sg