Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Singapore (SG)
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

The Department of Communications and New Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the National University of Singapore invites applicants for the following positions to begin in July 2021:

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: new media and mobility; cultural studies in Asia; cultural theory and materialist cultural studies; critical software studies and network theory; games and e-sports theory; race, gender and sexuality studies in Asia; critical creative industry and policy studies; Asian film and digital heritage studies; digital ethnography and qualitative research methods.

This is a full-time position for 2 years. The incumbent is expected to teach 2 modules per year (50%); advance their research by publishing top-tier journal articles and/or turning their thesis into a monograph; developing their new postdoctoral project, and; contribute to curriculum development in cultural and media studies. The anticipated start date is in July 2021 prior to the beginning of the semester in August 2021.

Qualifications: PhD in Cultural Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of successful teaching.

Context: Established in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media is a leader in communication and new media research and education. It offers undergraduate, honours and PhD programmes in communications and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the areas of media studies, communication management, interactive media design and cultural studies. Its curriculum provides students with practical skills in social media management, user interface design, and digital marketing. Its students undertake industry immersion through its compulsory internship programme. The Department also offers an undergraduate double degree with the School of Business; undergraduate minors in Interactive Media Design and Cultural Studies, and the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme. It has research concentrations in media psychology, health communication and cultural studies. Successful candidates for these positions will join an engaging community of 32 full-time faculty, 12 part-time instructors, and 760 undergraduate and graduate students.

Singapore is a modern, English-speaking city state that is connected to the world via global commerce, finance and transport networks with a stable climate year round and a cosmopolitan mix of cultures and languages.

Interested parties must submit the following documents via academic jobs online (

  1. NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants
  2. Academic and Employment History: degrees obtained, scholarships and awards, post-doctoral and clinical/ residency training (where applicable), other study and research opportunities. List all academic and non-academic positions held.
  3. Scanned copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  4. Documents relating to research
    1. A statement (max of 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five research, citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution, and explaining their significance.
    2. Sample copies of these contributions should be provided (in the case of books, reviews should be provided).
    3. A complete list of publications
    4. Evidence of impact1, e.g. citations (excluding self-citations)
    5. Evidence of international visibility, e.g. invitations to speak, major keynotes and plenary addresses, elected membership in professional and learned societies, membership on editorial boards of leading journals.
    6. Research awards 
  • Documents relating to service activities and impact
  • At Department/Faculty/University levels
  • To the international academic community
  • To national and international agencies
  • Documents relating to education (including the supervision of junior researchers), if applicable
    • Teaching Portfolio:
    • i) A preface (maximum 300 words) that makes the case for your appointment. This should be highly distilled summary of your key contributions to student learning and educational leadership, guided by your teaching philosophy.
    • ii) A Teaching Statement that focuses on evidence of student learning and educational leadership (if applicable). Note that the Teaching Statement, together with documents on research (where applicable) and service contributions should be 3-5 pages. Examples of consideration that can guide the candidate in making a case for teaching impact and leadership, with a focus on self, students, others, scholarship, future plans.
    • iii) Samples of teaching evaluation reports (including the highest and lowest scores achieved).
  • A list of FOUR referees (including one from the applicant’s PhD or post-doctoral advisor/supervisor). Shortlisted candidates will be notified to submit the letters of reference prior to the visit.

Application deadline: 15 August 2020

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

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