National University of Singapore, FASS-Communications and New Media

Position ID:National University of Singapore-CNM-TACNM [#19188]
Position Title: [Educator Track] Teaching Assistants
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 117570, Singapore [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Curriculum and Instruction
Interactive Design
Film Production (more...)
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/04/21, finished 2022/07/23)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore seeks applicants with teaching experience and/or industry experience in one or more of the following areas: public speaking, media writing, communication, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, digital storytelling, cultural studies, interactive media design and development, and other communication related areas.

Full-Time Teaching Assistants (Communications and New Media)

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a good Honours Degree in Communications or a closely affiliated discipline by the appointment of start date and a record of excellence in teaching (if applicable). A passion for working closely with students and a commitment to student learning are essential. Successful candidates are also expected to have experience with online teaching.


Successful candidates are expected to teach 220-280 hours per academic year. Other duties include administrative service. 

  • Conduct tutorials (discussion groups) and support students via email, office hours.
  • Provide administrative support and assist in the day to day running of the module.
  • Prepare educational resources and course materials.
  • Evaluate module assessment components.


  • Candidates must have excellent verbal, reading, and written skills, and be able to explain difficult concepts clearly.
  • Be able to work well independently, and as a member of an interdisciplinary team with diverse interests and opinions.
  • Strong interest in continued engagement with a variety of humanities and non-humanities disciplines, as well as pedagogical improvement.
  • Strong ability to facilitate discussions for undergraduate students.
  • Past teaching and facilitation experience (especially at the university level) with good student feedback will put candidates in a strong standing.

Length of Appointment: One academic year in the first instance.


  1. Abridged CV (5-page max): including details on education, employment history, past experience of teaching and supervision, research activities (including publications) and achievements, honours and awards, and service accomplishments.
  2. Qualifications: Scanned copies of academic degrees.
  3. Teaching Portfolio: 
    1. Teaching Statement that commences with a preface (max 300 words) that makes the case for appointment. This should be a highly distilled summary of key contributions to student learning and, if applicable, educational leadership, guided by key points from the candidate’s teaching philosophy. The rest of the Statement should focus on outlining the teaching philosophy, providing evidence of strong commitment to education and learning, innovation and leadership in teaching (if applicable), and future pedagogical plans. 
    2. Teaching evaluations and peer review reports, if available. Other evidence of teaching excellence and/or contributions, e.g., curriculum development, pedagogical innovation etc., should also be provided.
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Research Statement, if applicable, highlighting how a candidate plans to advance pedagogical and/or disciplinary knowledge through inquiry. Note that the Teaching and Research statements combined should be no more than a maximum of 2000 words.
  6. Creative Portfolio (if applicable)
  7. THREE referees’ letters (one of whom must be the applicant’s MA/PhD supervisor, if applicable). Reference letters are to be submitted directly by the letter writers to (Letter writers should be able to comment on your suitability for the job) 
  8. A list of modules you are able and willing to teach (the full list of modules is available on the department website) 

For full consideration, please submit a complete application, including letters of recommendation. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

COVID-19 Vaccination

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS.

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Contact: Jasmin Tay
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