National University of Singapore, FASS-Communications and New Media

Position ID:National University of Singapore-CNM-CNMETTA [#15893]
Position Title: Teaching Assistant in Digital Media and Analytics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 117570, Singapore [map]
Subject Areas: Data Visualization
Design / Interactive Design, Interactive Technologies, Product Design, Web Design
Communications / Digital production, Media Effects, Strategic Communication
Human Centered Design
Data Analytics (more...)
Appl Deadline:2020/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/01/22, listed until 2020/07/31)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

We seek applicants with teaching assistant expertise and experience interactive digital art and immersive media; machine learning and text analytics; computational art and curation; human interface/user experience (UX) design, etc. The applicant will have industry related and/or teaching experience in one or more of the areas.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a good Honours degree in communications or a closely affiliated discipline by the appointment of start date and a record of excellence in teaching in large comprehensive universities. A passion for working closely with students and a commitment to student learning are essential. Successful candidates are also expected to have experience with online teaching and the development of MOOCs.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach 220 -280 hours per academic year. Other duties include administrative service. 

The anticipated start date is 1 July 2020 prior to the beginning of the semester in August 2020.

More information can be found via webpage -

  1. NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (Download form via link -
  2. Academic and Employment History: Full CV, including education, professional background, teaching and supervision, research activities and achievements, honours and awards, and service accomplishments to date. List all academic and non-academic positions.
  3. Copies of all Academic Degree Certificates obtained
  4. A preface (maximum 300 words) that makes the case for your appointment. This should be highly distilled summary of your key contributions to student learning and educational leadership, guided by your teaching philosophy.
  5. A Teaching Statement that focuses on evidence of student learning and educational leadership (if applicable). Note that the Teaching Statement, together with documents on research (where applicable) and service contributions should be no more than a maximum of 3,000 words. The statement must start by concretely articulating your educational contribution across multiple dimensions and roles. It should make a case for your educational standing and reputation in your discipline in relation to: a. teaching practice (instruction, supervision, assessment and feedback, course design) – focus on how you impact students’ learning experience and outcomes b. leadership – focus on how you influence peers and the community.

    You should describe your beliefs, goals, and approach to these various roles (e.g. specific instructional and leadership strategies). The narrative should trace how you have developed and sustained your practice over time by systematically inquiring into it, identifying challenges based on feedback from students as well as peers, and how you have iteratively adapted practice based on feedback. Instead of attempting to cover all contributions, the narrative should have a specific focus on a set of strengths that can constitute the basis for evaluation. Accordingly, you are strongly advised to focus on specific examples in the form of detailed impact narratives that can illustrate significant esteem, integrated into the overall teaching statement narrative through analysis and interpretation. Multiple independent and convergent sources of evidence of sustained, cumulative impact should be provided.
  6. Documents on research, where applicable. Note that the documents on research (together with the Teaching Statement and documents on service contributions) should be no more than a maximum of 3,000 words.
  7. Teaching evaluations and peer review reports, if available. Other evidence of teaching excellence and/or other contributions to education e.g. curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, etc. should be provided. (1)    For supporting documents for contributions to education, such as student feedback reports from current institution (1 set based on the highest scoring module and 1 set based on the lowest scoring module), if applicable. (2)    Sample of module outlines, samples of teaching-learning materials, assessment tasks, and other relevant items that lend support to the argument you have offered in your teaching statement.
  8. If applicable, a complete list of publications, grouped according to papers, books, and reviews, including page numbers, in bibliographic form.
  9. Documents on service contributions. List and elaborate on the impact of service to department/faculty/university, international academic community, and/or national and international agencies. Note that the documents on research (together with the Teaching Statement and documents on service contributions) should be no more than a maximum of 3,000 words.
  10. THREE letters of reference to be arranged by the applicant to be submitted via academic jobs online.

For full consideration, please submit a complete application, including letters of recommendation, by 20 February 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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