National University of Singapore, Department of English, Linguistics and Theatre Studies

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Position ID:NUS-ELTS-LECTURER [#26557]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Teaching stream faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Singapore 1117570, Singapore [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Linguistics / Discourse Studies, General linguistics
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/08, listed until 2024/05/08)
Position Description:    

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The Department of English, Linguistics and Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a Lecturer appointment on the Educator Track Scheme, to begin in July or August 2024. We are seeking a linguist with expertise in discourse studies, who is also able to teach introductory linguistics.

The purpose of the NUS Educator Track Scheme is to attract, nurture, and retain suitably qualified and highly effective faculty members who approach teaching as a scholarly practice, and who therefore focus on and are passionate about excellence in teaching as a means of supporting student learning. The initial appointment will be made on a 2- to 3-year contract, and there is a career progression path for promotion (Lecturer > Senior Lecturer > Associate Professor > Professor).

Applicants should have a PhD in Linguistics and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load on the Educator Track is equivalent to a 3:3 load (three courses per semester, totaling six per academic year) and the successful candidate will be expected to teach large foundational courses and as well as advanced courses in discourse studies. There will also be opportunities to supervise student research.

Applications should be submitted to the University’s Career Portal at and the following documents must be uploaded:

1. A brief cover letter highlighting the applicant’s educational background and major accomplishments in teaching, as well as courses that the applicant would be interested in teaching; 2. A complete curriculum vitae; 3. A teaching portfolio comprising i. a Preface (maximum 300 words) that should be a highly distilled summary of the applicant’s key contributions to student learning and educational leadership (if applicable), guided by their teaching philosophy, and ii. a Teaching Statement (maximum 3,000 words, excluding appendices) that focuses on evidence of student learning and educational leadership (if applicable). Non-exhaustive examples of such evidence include the applicant’s reflections on their educational approach/teaching philosophy (required), information on courses taught and sample course materials (required), and student feedback (required). Appendices must not exceed 30 pages. 4. A completed Personal Particulars Form ( 5. A completed Personal Data Consent Form (

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to Please do not include any from the main supervisor of the applicant’s PhD thesis; the Search Committee will write separately to the applicant’s main supervisor. For full consideration, please submit a complete application, including letters of recommendation, by January 31, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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