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Chair of the School of Chemistry

Nanyang Technological University
Singapore (SG)
Salary will depend on the candidates' qualifications and experience
Closing date
Jun 16, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education, Engineering
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Chair of the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Nanyang Technological University

The School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore is seeking an accomplished and visionary leader to join us as a Full Professor and inaugural Chair of this new School.

Applicants should have a distinguished record of teaching, research and scholarship and the ability to advance the School’s academic excellence, research, and professional education. The inaugural Chair will build, lead, and manage the new CCEB school and develop new interdisciplinary collaborations. Key roles will be to attract, motivate and retain talented staff, and contribute effectively to NTU’s ambitions to provide Singapore, the region, and society globally the knowledge and technologies needed to advance economies, support national development and sustainability.

Applicants should have the drive, desire, and experience to provide academic leadership, both internally within CCEB, and externally to continue to build NTU’s reputation as a globally leading institution with international importance and recognition in the field.

Applicants must have a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field and would normally already hold a tenured Professorial position in a university or equivalent institution.

The School of CCEB has been formed by merging the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) under the College of Engineering with the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) under the College of Science.  This new interdisciplinary school is the first to be established jointly by the Colleges of Engineering and Science. The creation of the new School is aligned with the vision articulated in the NTU 2025 strategic plan to foster strong interdisciplinary synergies across academic units in education, research, and innovation, whilst ensuring depth and rigour in the topics within the disciplines.

The College of Engineering and the College of Science seek a diverse and inclusive workforce and are committed to equality of opportunity. Applications are welcomed from all and recruitment is based on merit, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, disability or marital status and family responsibilities. 

Applications should include a full CV, publication list, and a cover letter describing experience in teaching and leadership, interest in research and vision for the development of the new school.

The review of applications and shortlisting decision will be on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants can seek more information from Prof Wang Xin (Acting Co-Chair, CCEB, or Prof Chiba Shunsuke (Acting Co-Chair, CCEB,

Applicants are invited to submit their applications through the NTU career portal.

Review of applications and shortlisting of applicants will be carried out on an on-going basis until the position is filled.


NTU's Culture of Research Excellence With a growing research profile, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is creating a name internationally for its work in fields such as advanced materials, biomedical engineering, clean energy and environment, computational biology, intelligent systems, nanotechnology and wireless and broadband communication.
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