Assistant Professor (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group)

Singapore (SG)
13 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group)


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

The Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group (CTL) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore is devoted to scholarly research, teaching and practice on Curriculum, Assessment, Teaching and Learning.  We seek to uphold moral and educational imperatives in education and society, and are committed to the achievement of a just and caring society.  CTL’s research champions these agendas, and seeks to deliver significant impact in Curriculum practices and policy. Our funded research includes grants on Curriculum Gatekeeping, Citizenship Education, Teacher Learning Communities, Lesson Study, Assessment for Learning, the Growth Mindset Curriculum, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, and Teachers’ Beliefs concerning disadvantaged students.  CTL engages in strategic collaborations and professional development projects with schools and curriculum policy offices.  We emphasize a keen and updated awareness of technological/social/global effects on the epistemology and ontology of Curriculum-making within and beyond Singapore.

CTL invites applications with an earned doctorate and research portfolio in learning relevant to mainstream, diverse and special (needs) learners, in particular from the social-cultural perspectives, for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

CTL offers graduate programmes in MA, MEd, EdD and PhD, focusing on curriculum, teaching, learning, and assessment courses for pre-service and graduate students, middle leaders and school leaders, as well as professional development workshops/programmes for schools. 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 issues of teacher education and professional learning in common or new expertise areas are valued. Working across disciplinary and discursive interests is encouraged. 


  • An earned doctorate in a field relevant to learning sciences for all learners
  • A keen and updated awareness of technological/social/global effects on the epistemology and ontology of learning.
  • 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 understanding of school 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.
  • Workplace experience in educational settings inclusive of schools is preferred.


  • To initiate and/or participate in research examining a wide range of issues related to learning in particular from the social-
  • cultural perspectives, and technology-enabled learning, both within and beyond the Singapore educational system.
  • To teach existing and new courses in initial teacher education, executive and graduate programmes.
  • To work with a team of faculty to develop and teach courses, and pioneer changes in practices in schools.
  • To supervise initial teacher education and/or graduate students.
  • To publish research in reputable journals or other outlets as is customary in his/her field.
  • To establish professional connections with local and international researchers and practitioners in the specific expertise area.
  • To share expertise with NIE colleagues through various platforms.
  • To contribute to services at the departmental, institutional, national and international levels.


Applicants should complete and submit the following items to

  • Application Form for Academic Positions (
  • 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 :  15 October 2018

Review of applicants will commence immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Other Information

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Associate Professor Victor Chen, Acting Head of CTL, at email:

More information on CTL can be found at

Note to applicants

We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).