Lecturer in Social Science Research and Fieldwork/ Documentation

Singapore (SG)
31 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

NTU - University Scholars Programme 
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is highly respected for its strong record of academic research and global experiential learning. 

Lecturer in Social Science Research and Fieldwork/ Documentation 
The successful candidate will come from the communication or social science discipline and be with NTU-USP as the primary domain.  He/she will be involved in offering NTU-USP courses including the NTU-USP core module Fieldwork and Documentation and an introductory course on Quantitative Research:

The introductory course in Quantitative Research lays the groundwork for basic data gathering, data analysis and data representation knowledge.  Ability to utilize software such as SPSS will be a plus.  

The Fieldwork and Documentation course prepares and exposes NTU-USP scholars to the various aspects of conducting research and documentation projects within the broad domain of humanities, arts and social sciences. This course includes an overseas research trip which is central to the overall learning objectives and experiences. The course allows students to advance knowledge in the following areas:  research process, research methods, information seeking, ethics, research writing, and media production. The course is project-based, and students work in teams to go through the process of crafting their subject matter, writing and storytelling, and documenting their findings using mixed media. The successful candidate will need to be involved in coordinating the entire course, including managing the research trips as well as to curate a post research trip exhibition. 

The successful candidate may teach/co-teach other core modules and interdisciplinary electives in NTU-USP, within his/her area of expertise. He/she is also expected to be involved in NTU-USP core faculty administrative aspects, such as involvement in NTU-USP’s outreach and admissions.

The successful candidate’s remaining teaching load will be taken up by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, to teach courses in the areas of Strategic Communication.

This is a multi-year, non-tenure-track position. Candidates should hold a doctorate in the discipline of Communication or Social Sciences.

Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city/state with good weather, low crime, rich cultural attractions, exceptional food, and proximity to numerous points of interest in Southeast Asia.   

Emoluments and General Terms and Conditions of Service
Salary will be competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions ( for Academic Appointments.

Application Procedures
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines ( for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application package [consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, a statement of current and future research interest, teaching statement, effectiveness of teaching (If any), selected publications, and the names of 5 referees] by 1 January 2019 to:

The Search Committee 
Nanyang Technological University 
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
31 Nanyang Link, WKWSCI Building 
Singapore 637718 

Applications sent via email should include the reference “Application for Lecturer in Social Science Research and Fieldwork/ Documentation” in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email.

Review of the applications will begin on 2 January 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start in July/ December 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

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