Lecturer (Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore)

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

Lecturer (Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore)

The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC) invites applications for the position of Lecturer. Applicants should possess: 

  • a Master's degree or PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESOL or a related field; OR
  • a Master's degree or PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, Communication Studies, humanities or the social sciences fields who can demonstrate evidence of their expertise in teaching academic writing* 


  • a strong record of good teaching, with preferably three years of full-time teaching experience in English language and/or communication at the tertiary level
  • experience in course design and development of learning material and assessment undergirded by English language teaching (ELT) and learning literature and/or industry input 
  • knowledge and experience of a range of pedagogical approaches, including use of innovative pedagogy/technology to enhance teaching and engage students for positive learning outcomes
  • pedagogical research involving systematic inquiry into English language teaching and learning at the higher educational level

Successful applicants are expected to: 

  • teach various courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level(s)
  • demonstrate initiative or innovation in supporting students, leading to deep, holistic, and self-directed learning
  • adopt a scholarly, evidence-based approach to and reflection on teaching and student learning, presenting the potential of an approach for others to learn from and further build and develop on teaching/learning ideas investigated
  • work individually or in teams to design and develop high quality courses and assessments grounded in ELT literature and/or industry input 
  • demonstrate engagement by leading/contributing expertise to the Centre's ELT-related projects, events and initiatives

* Candidates with degrees in such fields may design and teach undergraduate writing courses in specific topic areas of their expertise in the Centre's Ideas & Exposition programme (for examples of existing modules, please see: However, successful candidates must also be well equipped and prepared to teach on CELC's other course offerings.  

If you meet the requirements above, are dynamic and innovative, and display positive attitude and team spirit, we invite you to submit your applications to join CELC. 

About CELC
Established in 1979, the Centre plays a vital role in enhancing the English language and communication skills of both local and international undergraduate and graduate students at the National University of Singapore. In fulfilling this role, the Centre runs a range of courses, which include English Proficiency, English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, Professional Communication, Critical Thinking and Writing, Interdisciplinary Writing, English for Graduate Students, and Thesis Writing. The Centre is also responsible for delivering a content-based writing programme (Ideas and Exposition) within the University Town residential college system. Applicants can find full course descriptions at: 

How to Apply 

Applicants should submit their application via email to with the following documents: 

  1. a cover letter which addresses their suitability for the position they are applying for
  2. a detailed curriculum vitae listing (a) academic qualifications, (b) and employment history (include all academic and non-academic positions held), (c) names and addresses (including email) of three referees, and (d) a statement of current and expected remuneration
  3. copies of degree scrolls
  4. student and peer evaluations of teaching performance in the last two years of your teaching
  5. a statement of their teaching philosophy including self-assessment of their approach to teaching and learning, providing a brief description and justification of the approach taken to teaching goals, challenges experienced, and impact on student learning (maximum 1000 words) 

Please indicate “Application for the position of Lecturer (N-6)” in the subject line of your email application. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to provide additional documents to support their application.
The starting salary is competitive and will depend on the applicant's qualifications and experience. Successful applicants are expected to commence work in July 2019.