Yale-NUS College, Science Division

503 15302
Position ID:YaleNUS-Science Division-WNL [#15302]
Position Title: Wong Ngit Liong Professorship in Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Singapore 138527, Singapore [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics
Computer Engineering
Plant Biology
Biochemistry (more...)
Appl Deadline:2020/01/02 11:59PMhelp popup finished (search halted 2019/10/29, finished 2020/07/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

[In view of the COVID-19 situation, please note that the search for the Wong Ngit Liong Professorship position has been suspended. Current applications will be reviewed with the new applications when the search is reinstated. We do not know when the search will be reinstated at this point in time. Thank you for the understanding.]


Wong Ngit Liong Professorship in Science

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 1000 students and 110 full-time faculty. The College is a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Yale-NUS students are intellectually outstanding, with an acceptance rate of less than 7%, and internationally diverse, representing over seventy countries. They go through a unique and rigorous Common Curriculum in the sciences, social sciences and humanities that combines Western and Eastern traditions with contemporary skills.


The College invites applications for a visiting (1-3 years duration) or full-time (tenured) endowed professorship position in science. Application by established academics with an international reputation in any scientific discipline are encouraged. Preference may be given to those who show clear potential for collaborative interaction with existing faculty or are engaged in inter-disciplinary inquiry. A demonstrated commitment to pedagogical excellence and innovation is also required. Relevant career experience in a liberal arts and sciences environment would be advantageous.


Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding research and teaching track record in their field. 


The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of majors in Environmental Studies, Life Sciences, Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences, and Physical Science


The appointee would also be expected to engage with our flagship Common Curriculum (see



The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year (i.e. from July 2021) or sooner. 


Faculty receive internationally competitive salaries and start-up grants as well as a yearly travel and research allowance, and are able to access additional funding from Yale-NUS, the National University of Singapore and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Most faculty qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million at the heart of a vibrant region.


Application Procedure

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; names and contact information of three academic referees. 


Applications should be submitted via


Review of applications begins January 1st 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


For general enquiries, please email: Ms Jane Lim, Manager, Division of Science jane.lim@yale-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.


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

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