Lecturer in Philosophy and Political Thought

Singapore (SG)
May 25, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jun 30, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Full-Time Lecturer in Philosophy and Political Thought (one-year appointment)

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching in a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought. A student body of 1000 undergraduates from over 70 countries engages with 100 outstanding faculty from around the world through small classes and hands-on research. Students and faculty also have access to the wider resources of two world-leading research universities.

The College seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer in Philosophy and Political Thought. The successful candidate is expected to teach four (4) courses in the Academic Year 2021/2022. These courses will be principally in Philosophy and Political Thought, an integral part of Yale-NUS’s team-taught, cross-cultural Common Curriculum. The appointment will be for one year, beginning in August 2021.

Faculty receive highly competitive salaries. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million at the heart of a vibrant region.

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Philosophy or Political Thought).
  • A proven record of excellent teaching at the college level and commitment to effective creative and effective pedagogical approaches for undergraduate teaching and will be an advantage.


  • Teach four courses, primarily sections of Philosophy and Political Thought.

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted via

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae; a teaching portfolio with sample classroom exercises and recent student or peer teaching evaluations; a statement of teaching philosophy; and three reference letters. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a video sample of classroom teaching.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials before 15 June, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For all general inquiries, please contact

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS College, they authorize the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential.