Yale-NUS College, Humanities

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Position ID:YaleNUS-Humanities-PHICL [#18400]
Position Title: Full-Time Lecturer in Philosophy (Educator Track)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 138527, Singapore [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Philosophy / Asian or Eastern philosophy, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy, Formal Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Chinese Philosophy
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/04/01, finished 2021/07/05, listed until 2021/10/01)
Position Description:    

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

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences 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 70 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 Lecturer position in Philosophy (Educator Track). The preferred areas of specialization are (1) Chinese Philosophy or (2) Formal Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, or Philosophy of Science, with a preference for candidates with demonstrated teaching competence in both areas.

Applicants should have a relevant Ph.D. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Philosophy major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). The successful candidate will be expected to teach five (5) courses per academic year, including two courses in the Common Curriculum and three electives in the Philosophy major.

The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, ideally beginning August 2021, and with the possibility of contract renewal subject to good performance and the College’s teaching needs. 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, though a flexible start date is possible).

Faculty receive internationally competitive salaries and start-up grants as well as a yearly travel and research allowance. They 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; a teaching portfolio with sample classroom exercises and recent student or peer teaching evaluations; a statement of teaching philosophy; and three reference letters.

Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18400. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials before June 1st, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For general enquiries, please email: humanities_division@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 continually support 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