Instructor/Lecturer, Social Sciences

Thursday, 15 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 14 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Centre (CTPCLC) in NUS invites applications for the position of Instructor/Lecturer. This is a full-time position that is offered as a 2-year term contract in the first instance, and is renewable subsequently.


The successful applicant will primarily teach and supervise students enrolled in our Centre's academic programme. This includes:

  • offering academic modules related to community development,
  • supervising small groups of students for their Community Development Practicum (on which students engage in field research on community/social issues in Singapore, typically in partnership with a community organisation),
  • advising and mentoring students on co-curricular activities (e.g. student interest groups),
  • be part of the academic team and will play a role in curriculum development, ethics review, and other academic-related activities,
  • managing existing and developing new partnerships with other community organisations in Singapore, for the purpose of providing students with learning opportunities (e.g. practicums, internships, employment), and
  • supporting the Centre's events and activities (e.g. preparing students for presentations, assisting in the production of collaterals and other publications).


  • Eligible candidates should have a PhD degree /Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from reputable universities. Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to Anthropology, Health-related disciplines, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, International Development and Gerontology. We are also open to candidates who will be obtaining their PhD in the next 6 months.
  • Candidates should preferably be trained in social science research methods (e.g. qualitative, quantitative methods), or in action/ community-based participatory research techniques, and/or community-centred fieldwork, and/or design thinking. Knowledge of or training in programme/process evaluation and impact assessment methods (e.g. SROI) will be a plus. We welcome, in particular, candidates with experience working with or conducting research in community settings and/or on vulnerable populations.
  • Ideally, candidates should have some experience teaching and/or mentoring students in higher education, with aspirations to develop themselves as an educator.
  • Passion for community development and enthusiasm for supervising, advising and mentoring college students are essential.
  • Salary will commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience. The University provides a comprehensive package of benefits, including healthcare coverage.


Your application package should comprise the following

  1. Cover Letter including information on what you know about the Centre and why do you wish to be part of the Centre
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy: A statement of teaching philosophy, including goals and approaches
  4. Teaching History: A summary of modules taught (if applicable)
  5. Evidence of effective teaching e.g. student feedback and evaluations (if available)
  6. Publications list and community-related service/activities
  7. Three Referees with their business contact details.

Deadline for application: 12 July 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Ctr
Department : Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Ctr
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 6769

Similar jobs

Similar jobs