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

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Position ID:NUS-ELTS-PYPTS [#27323]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (PYP-Theatre & Performance Studies)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Singapore 1117570, Singapore [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Theatre and Performance Studies
Appl Deadline:2024/05/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/10, listed until 2024/09/10)
Position Description:    

The Department of English, Linguistics & Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore invites exceptional candidates to apply for the position of Presidential Young Professor (PYP) at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence in January 2025 or July 2025. The PYP scheme targets tenure-track faculty who have completed their PhD in recent years, and who have shown early evidence of a strong publication record (e.g. monographs or book contracts with university presses, and/or articles in top peer-reviewed journals). Theatre and Performance Studies scholars of all research specializations are encouraged to apply.

The PYP scheme offers a start-up research package of up to SGD 750,000, and an award of SGD 250,000 for discretionary spending. Salaries are internationally competitive, with benefits including subsidized housing. The teaching load is 2:1 (one or two courses per semester, totaling three per academic year).

Applicants should submit the following documents to the University’s Careers Portal at

1. A brief cover letter;

2. A complete CV;

3. A research proposal with a three-year research plan;

4. Two signature publications by the applicant as lead author;

5. Contact information of three referees. If the applicant is two or more years post-PhD, the reviewers should not be limited to supervisors. For shortlisted applicants, the Search Committee will contact the referees directly for their reviews. The referees would be asked to compare the research performance of the applicant to specific individuals at equivalent and top institutions and/or programs).

For full consideration, please submit a complete application package (with all the above documents) at this website by May 15, 2024. Applications received after this date may still be considered until the position is filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Enquiries may be directed to

Further information about working at the National University of Singapore is available at The Department website can be found at

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Department of English, Linguistics and Theatre Studies
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk AS5, 7 Arts Link
Singapore 117570
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