Professor and Head of Department of Physics

Singapore (SG)
Jul 20, 2020
End of advertisement period
Sep 30, 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time



The Department of Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for the position of the Head of the Department. The position will be available from July 2021 onward.

About The National University of Singapore

Established in 1905, NUS is a comprehensive university with intensive research and teaching programmes.

About the Faculty of Science

Physics is one of the 8 departments of the Faculty.

About Physics Department

The Department has over 80 faculty members and teaching staff supported by more than 25 executive and administrative staff. It offers B. Sc. Programmes with major or second major in Physics. The Department also runs M. Sc. Programmes by Coursework and by Research, and a PhD Programme.

The research interests of faculty members cover all major areas of physics, and the Department has fared well in recent QS rankings. Research activities of the Department of Physics cover many areas, in particular, in the physics at nanoscale, advanced functional materials, biophysics, nonlinear and complex systems, atomic and molecular physics, nonlinear optics, graphene and quantum physics, as well as theoretical physics. The Department is affiliated with major research facilities at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, Centre for Ion Beam Applications, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials and the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source.

About the Headship 

We are seeking a distinguished candidate to be appointed as tenured full Professor and Head of Department. The candidate must have demonstrated leadership and management experience in senior positions in a major university and be a world-class researcher in an active area of Physics. He/she should have the ability, vision and commitment to lead the Department to be among the world’s best.

NUS offers an internationally competitive salary, housing benefits, relocation allowance and research start-up funding that are commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Application Procedure

Please email your curriculum vitae (CV) in confidence to the Head Search Committee at the following address with your list of publications, and a vision statement and executive plan as well as full contacts and CV of at least 3 referees. We will approach the nominated referees of shortlisted candidates for confidential reports. The application deadline is 30 September 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a campus visit.

Physics Head Search Committee

c/o Ms Maria CHIA