Yale-NUS College, Social Science Division

382 20858
Position ID:YaleNUS-Social Science Division-LEC_US [#20858]
Position Title: Lecturer/s in Urban Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 138527, Singapore [map]
Subject Areas: Urban Studies / Architecture, Urban Design/Planning, Sociology, Geography
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/12/20)
Position Description:    

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Position Description:

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching within a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought. 

The College is seeking to hire up to two full-time Lecturer positions to support teaching in the Urban Studies Major. Applicants should have expertise in either: 

(a) Architecture, Urban Design/Planning, with specific expertise in techniques of representation; or 

(b) Social aspects of urbanization from the disciplinary perspective of either Sociology, Geography or related discipline. 

Specific expertise in Asian urbanisation is desirable, but not required.

These positions are on a two (2) year contract, starting in the academic year 2022-2023 with possibility of extension of up to one (1) more year, subject to good performance of the incumbent, and the College’s teaching needs.

The successful candidate is expected to teach up to five (5) courses in an academic year (2 semesters). Advising students in their Capstone will also be required, as needed. 


PhD in either Architecture/Urban Planning or Sociology/Geography, or related fields and from a regionally or internationally accredited institution.

At least one year of experience in undergraduate teaching. 

Application Procedure:

The College offers competitive salaries that are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest, a full curriculum vitae,  statement on teaching experience and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; teaching evaluations; three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via AJO link and other relevant documents.

Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20858.

Review of applications begins 24 January 2022 and continues until the positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For general inquiries, please email: ho_kc@nus.edu.sg.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to these values. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/.

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA):

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential.

Covid-19 Message:

At Yale-NUS College/NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make Yale-NUS/NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required. 

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated employees will not be able to work at the College/NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with Yale-NUS/NUS.[1]


[1] MOM Updated advisory on COVID-vaccination at the Workplace, subject to changes in accordance with the national COVID-19 measures.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
YALE-NUS College
16 College Avenue West
#01-220 Singapore 138527