Yale-NUS College, Science Division

503 16684
Position ID:YaleNUS-Science Division-WNL [#16684]
Position Title: Wong Ngit Liong Professorship
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 138527, Singapore [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / All areas
Data Science / Data Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/08/18, finished 2021/03/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


Wong Ngit Liong Professorship

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts 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. A student body of 1000 undergraduates from over 60 countries engages with more than 100 outstanding faculty from around the world through small classes and hands-on research. Students and faculty also have access to the wider resources of two world-leading research universities.

The College invites applications for a full-time tenured endowed professorship position. Application by established academics with an international reputation in any scientific discipline is encouraged. We are particularly seeking to increase faculty expertise in the fields of computer science, data science, ecology/environmental science or life science. We value an interdisciplinary approach to research that also incorporates regionally relevant aspects. 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 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 (https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/majors/). The appointee would also be expected to engage with our flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). 

Excellent laboratory and fieldwork facilities are available (https://resources.yale-nus.edu.sg/science-laboratories/) and faculty are engaged in research across a broad range of disciplines (https://research.yale-nus.edu.sg/). The appointee will be expected to develop and lead an externally funded research programme.

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year (i.e. from July 1st 2021).

Faculty receive internationally competitive salaries and start-up grants as well as a yearly travel and research allowance. 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.

Review of applications begins December 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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