Assistant Professor in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

Sep 14, 2021
End of advertisement period
Oct 31, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

The School of Humanities at NTU Singapore pursues disciplinary excellence and promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking competence, research expertise, and communication skills to enable them to realise their potential and aspirations and to make lasting contributions to Singapore and beyond.

Assistant Professor in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

The School of Humanities invites outstanding academics to apply for a tenure-track position in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates must possess a PhD in Linguistics at the time of appointment.

The successful applicant is expected to have a specialisation in sociolinguistics, working on issues such as transnational mobility, identity, language planning and policy, and education. The candidate must show a proven track record of research excellence and a continuing research agenda that includes securing grants and collaboration with other academics in these areas. He/she should also have demonstrable expertise in methods such as Linguistic Ethnography and qualitative approaches to discourse analysis, and be expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to such methodologies. Experience in teaching other core courses in general areas such as syntax is preferred. 

The teaching load is typically 2/2, and we expect this appointment to begin in June 2022.


Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2021. Applicants are invited to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and Google Scholar citation report if available) through the NTU career portal:

Enquiries about the position may be addressed to:

Chair, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Search Committee