Associate Professor - Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Singapore (SG)
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore – which is the top ranked university in Asia – is recruiting full-time Associate Professors for the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH). All positions are tenure-track appointment (i.e. appointees are given fixed contracts for up to 7 years, with the goal of obtaining tenured appointments at the end of this period). In additional to an attractive salary and benefits package, new faculty members are eligible for a start-up grant to initiate their independent stream of research and subsidised university accommodation.

The positions are specifically for faculty to work in the Health Systems & Behavioral Sciences Domain of SSHPH. Researchers active in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Health services research in primary care, health systems research, chronic disease management, novel care models and care integration in a background of a rapidly ageing population;
  • Social and behavioral science research on factors affecting prevention, control and mitigation of chronic and acute communicable and non-communicable diseases in populations; and on development of innovative community and national strategies and interventions to impact on socio-behavioral and health outcomes;
  • Economic analyses on improving the design, capacity, financing and cost-effectiveness of public health systems and health care systems;
  • Comparative effectiveness analysis and health technology assessment;
  • Telemedicine, including research in e-health, use of mobile devices, and large scale information system analysis;
  • Implementation research and delivery system research in health care to accelerate the improvement of systems of care and practice.

a)    Recognized Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline;
b)    Strong track record of publishing in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals;
c)    Experienced in leading independent research studies at national, regional or international level;
d)    Ability to generate and maintain an independent stream of research funding;
e)    Ability to teach public health courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
f)    Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
g)    Ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

Responsibilities include 

  • establishing an independent research agenda through extramural funding; 
  • developing collaborative, multidisciplinary research; 
  • curricula design and teaching; 
  • graduate student advising, 
  • and contributing to policy/community development in the field of public health.

To apply, please submit a cover letter specifying your research and/or teaching interests and experience, your curriculum vitae, names and contacts of 3 references, and a completed NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants form to:

Miss Charmaine Tang

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