Professor/Assistant/Associate in Social Work

Singapore (SG)
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading university centred in Asia. It is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the world and top two in Asia. Social Work is one of the oldest Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), which hosts 16 Departments covering a wide range of academic programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Asian Studies and Language Studies. In this multi-disciplinary setting in Singapore’s flagship university, the Department of Social Work offers ample opportunities for cutting-edge curriculum and research initiatives on contemporary social work, social development and cultural diversity.  The Department has a strong focus on practice and practice-based research. It produces graduates who rise to be leaders in social services and social policy. The Department also values expertise in inter-professional education/practice.

The Department seeks faculty members who have expertise in one or some of the following areas: Social Work with vulnerable children, youths and adults; disability; ageing; social policy; group and community work; human service planning and administration; and inter-professional practice. The staff team is keen to attract those who are interested in developing expertise in practice frameworks and cross-cultural issues relevant to the Asian region, and in client/service user involvement.

We invite applications for the following faculty positions:

Tenure Track

  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor

Practice Track 

  • Associate Professor

We offer a competitive remuneration package, including housing and travel benefits. 

Applicants for the positions must: 
i.    Tenure Track: have a PhD in Social Work or a PhD in a related field with a Masters or Bachelor in Social Work
Practice Track: Masters in Social Work or related fields
ii.    Have good publication and research records 
iii.    Demonstrate an interest and ability to teach foundation and practice courses as well as contribute to research and scholarship 
iv.    Applicants with a minimum of 5 years of practice experience after a Bachelor’s degree (BSW) or Master’s degree (MSW) in Social Work will be particularly welcome. Associate Professor Practice Track candidates must demonstrate extensive practice with impact in the field.

Evaluation of applications will begin after September 2018 and continue until the vacancies are filled. Please submit: your full curriculum vitae; statements of teaching, practice, and research; three key publications; student feedback in the last two years; and arrange for at least three academic letters of reference to be sent directly to the address below.
All documents and enquiries are to be sent to:

Ms Boo Chui Ngoh
Department of Social Work
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk AS3, Level 4, 3 Arts Link
Singapore 117570

Tel: (65) 6516 4472
Fax: (65) 6778 1213

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