Singapore University of Technology and Design, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Position ID:Singapore University of Technology and Design-Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences-LECTURERSENIORLECTURER [#25921]
Position Title: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in the General Humanities and Social Sciences (2 positions)
Position Type:Teaching stream faculty
Position Location:Singapore, 487372, Singapore [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Humanities and Social Sciences / Humanities, Social Sciences
Salary Range:SGD6000-SGD10000 Monthly
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/25)
Position Description:    

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in the General Humanities and Social Sciences (2 positions)

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) faculty at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks applicants for two full-time lecturer or senior lecturer teaching-track positions in the general humanities and social sciences. Appointments will be made on an initial two- or three-year contract with the possibility of renewal. Many of our lecturers have taught for a decade or more at SUTD, and a number of our lecturers have been with our department since its inception. SUTD is a new research university established in collaboration with MIT and offers degrees in engineering, computer science, and architecture with a strong emphasis on nurturing socially cognizant innovators, technologists, designers, and entrepreneurs. The HASS department plays a pivotal role in the university’s commitment to world-class teaching and research excellence. The current HASS faculty bring core expertise in anthropology, history, literature, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and the digital humanities.

Position 1: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in the Humanities

Successful candidates will teach both original elective courses in their field of specialty, as well as sections in the team-taught Global Humanities first-year course. The teaching load for teaching-track faculty is 6.5 course credits per calendar year. During most years, this will equal a 3-3 teaching load with a small additional service component to fulfil the half credit. Salary compensation is internationally competitive, and includes relocation support, family pass sponsorship for dependent spouses and children, a monthly housing allowance, and an option to live in on-campus faculty housing for international faculty.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, with a proven track record of effective teaching and research in the applicant’s field of specialty. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who are engaged in interdisciplinary or comparative teaching and research, and who have experience in humanities teaching focusing on multiple geographic areas and historical periods. We are especially open to faculty with research and teaching specialties in global or comparative philosophy, art history, film studies, the fine arts, music studies, or Southeast Asian studies to complement existing faculty strengths in literature, classics, history, religious studies, theater studies, Asian studies, and the digital humanities.

The successful candidate will (1) teach and develop our team-taught undergraduate humanities core course, an interdisciplinary global texts course that draws on key works from a diverse range of cultural traditions from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and contemporary global contexts; and (2) design and deliver humanities elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates who are willing to contribute to our cluster’s new digital humanities minor program.

Humanities Application Details

We specifically seek scholars with the potential for developing new directions in humanities teaching and research, and who are interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars at an innovative engineering and design university. Humanities candidates should submit the following materials via the SUTD Careers Page. 1. A cover letter 2. A curriculum vitae 3. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy 4. A statement of current and future research plans 5. A 500-word description and selected bibliography of up to ten readings for two courses you may wish to offer OR two course syllabi 6. A writing sample of roughly 25-30 pages 7. Names, affiliations, and email addresses of two references. Please note that candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation at that point. Please have your recommenders ready to send their letters via Interfolio or another means. Full consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline of December 1, 2023.

Original humanities job listing at SUTD Careers: https://careers.sutd.edu.sg/job/Singapore-LecturerSenior-Lecturer-in-the-General-Humanities-%28two-to-three-year-renewable-position%29-138682/18779444/

Salary information in Singapore Dollars: https://www.mycareersfuture.gov.sg/job/education-training/lecturersenior-lecturer-general-humanities-singapore-university-technology-design-921911ad122e904acbd65eec6cb0c6f3

Position 2: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in the Social Sciences

We seek applicants from any of the social sciences (economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, etc.) who have a strong background and interest in teaching classical and contemporary social science theory and methods. Successful applicants will teach in our team-taught introductory core course Social Science: Understanding Culture, Society and Behaviour. In addition, successful applicants will also teach 1 or 2 electives of their own design that contribute to our cluster’s teaching mission as a HASS cluster within an engineering and design university. Candidates who can contribute through teaching and research to our Minor Degree program in Design, Technology, and Society—a design-focused variant of Science, Technology, and Society studies (STS)—are especially encouraged to apply. Potential to teach in our new Master’s degree in Human-Centred Design is also valued.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline (broadly construed), with a proven track record of effective teaching and research in the applicant’s field of specialty. The teaching load for teaching-track faculty is 6.5 course credits per calendar year.

Social Sciences Application Details

Social Sciences candidates should submit the following materials through the SUTD Careers page. 1. A cover letter 2. A curriculum vitae 3. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy 4. A statement of current and future research plans 5. A 500-word description and selected bibliography of up to ten readings for two courses you may wish to offer OR two course syllabi 6. A writing sample, such as a submitted journal article 7. Names, affiliations, and email addresses of two references. Please note that candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation at that point. Please have your recommenders ready to send their letters via Interfolio or another means. Full consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline of December 31, 2023.

Original social sciences job listing at SUTD Careers: https://careers.sutd.edu.sg/job/Singapore-LecturerSenior-Lecturer-in-the-General-Humanities-%28two-to-three-year-renewable-position%29-138682/18779444/

Salary information in Singapore Dollars: https://www.mycareersfuture.gov.sg/job/education-training/lecturersenior-lecturer-social-sciences-singapore-university-technology-design-6ddab52cca1942633a34420f4842b788?source


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