Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Assessment(Learning Sciences & Assessment Academic Group)

Singapore (SG)
Monday, 23 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Assessment (Learning Sciences & Assessment Academic Group)

The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education & educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping & developing Singapore’s teaching profession & landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused & values-based programmes & initiatives.    

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

Learning Sciences & Assessment Academic Group (LSA) invites applicants with , or will imminently, possess a PhD/EdD with a specialization in assessment for learning, in particular assessment feedback, technology enabled assessment, or assessment leadership, to apply for tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position.

This is an excellent opportunity for outstanding scholars to engage in a dynamic department to advance our education and research goals. LSA is an interdisciplinary academic group that focuses on understanding learning and assessment from multiple perspectives with the ultimate goal of enhancing and ensuring educative outcomes for all learners. Our mission is to enable educational practitioners to become designers of learning experiences and environments and active contributors in a reflective community of practice.  We grapple with the tensions and the nexus between learning, assessment and instructional design, and we offer courses for initial teacher education, as well as graduate programmes such as the Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technologies), Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies), Master of Arts in Professional Education (Training and Development), Master of Teaching, Doctor of Education (Technologies and Technology-Mediated Learning Environments) and Doctor of Philosophy (Education). Also in the pipeline, we are developing the Master of Science in Science of Learning and Design (MSoLD) programme. The candidate would play an active role in some or all of these programmes. Applicants who are prepared to understand, support, and work with colleagues on assessment issues in common or new expertise areas are valued. Working across disciplinary and discursive interests is encouraged.  

Successful applicants will actively initiate and/or participate in research examining a wide range of assessment issues such school-based assessment, assessment for learning, and technology-enabled assessment, both within and beyond the Singapore educational system. They will work with a team of faculty to develop and teach courses and pioneer changes in assessment policy and practices in schools. They will also contribute to services at the departmental, institutional, national and international levels.  A keen and updated awareness of technological/social/global effects on the epistemology and ontology of assessment is important. Workplace experience in educational settings inclusive of schools is preferred.


For Assistant Professor

  • An earned doctorate in a field relevant to assessment
  • Indicators of ability to secure and manage competitive grants
  • An emerging record of publications in reputable peer-reviewed, international journals 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, and assessment practice
  • A developing international network of scholarly collaborators
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written English)
  • Willingness to understand and support the work of colleagues beyond one’s niche expertise 

Additional requirements For Associate Professor

  • Evidence of specialization and expertise in a specific area of research relevant to assessment.  
  • Demonstrated success in securing and managing competitive grants  
  • Strong, established track-record of publication in high-impact journals 
  • Demonstration of impact of scholarship through recognized means and metrics 
  • Successful supervision to completion of PhD/EdD students 
  • Evidence of providing mentorship to junior faculty members
  • An international network of scholarly collaborators
  • Record of success in providing professional development and strategic collaboration in school 


Successful candidates will be expected to: 

  • Conceptualize, design, implement and sustain a productive assessment research program 
  • Teach existing and new courses in initial teacher education, executive and graduate programmes
  • Supervise initial teacher education and/or graduate students
  • Publish research in reputable journals or other outlets as is customary in his/her field 
  • Establish professional connections with local and international researchers and practitioners in the specific expertise area     
  • Share expertise with NIE colleagues through various platforms    


Please submit your application together with the following documents to us through : 

  • A cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position 
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • Course outline or teaching plan of courses you may be interested in teaching 
  • A resume including a publication list, names of three referees and your desired starting date of employment 
  • Your best publications 
  • Any other documents beyond those listed here or requested on the application form that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials  

Closing Date

31 January 2021

Review of applicants will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.      

Other Information

More information on LSA at 

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Associate Professor Quek Choon Lang Gwendoline, Head of Learning Sciences & Assessment at email: or           

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified (via email). 

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