Assistant Professor in Computational Communication

Singapore (SG)
10 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Communications and New Media at National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applicants for the following positions to begin full-time in August 2019.

  1. Assistant Professor in Computational Communication (Tenure Track)

Candidates will have expertise in one of more of the following areas:

  • computational social science;
  • data science;
  • social algorithms and artificial intelligence;
  • web science research methods.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a PhD in Media and Communications Studies, Computational Communication, Design Informatics, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching. Consideration may also be given to candidates with practice-based and industry experience in related sectors.

Professional Development: Successful talented early career candidates with excellent research track records will be considered for the National University of Singapore Presidential Young Professorship (NUS PYP) scheme which includes a start-up research grant up to SGD 750,000 including scholarships to hire PhD students, and an award of SGD 250,000 for discretionary spending.

Responsibilities: Successful candidates are expected to teach 3 modules per academic year. Other duties include supervision of honours students and graduate students, and administrative service. The anticipated start date is 1 July prior to the beginning of the semester in August 2019.

Context: Established in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media is a leader in communication and new media research and education. It offers undergraduate, honours and PhD programmes in communications and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the areas of media studies, communication management, interactive media design and cultural studies. Its curriculum provides students with practical skills in social media management, user interface design, and digital marketing. Its students undertake industry immersion through its compulsory internship programme. The Department also offers an undergraduate double degree with the School of Business; undergraduate minors in Interactive Media Design and Cultural Studies, and the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme. It has research concentrations in media psychology, health communication and cultural studies. Successful candidates for these positions will join an engaging community of 32 full-time faculty, 12 part-time instructors, and 760 undergraduate and graduate students. 

For tenure-track applications, post-doctoral experience and a proven or strongly emerging track record of high quality research an impactful publications, alongside clear research plans, are highly desirable.

Remuneration is competitive and includes medical, housing, relocation and other benefits. Significant  research start-up funding is available if appointed on the tenure track.

Singapore is a modern, English-speaking city state that is connected to the world via global commerce, finance and transport networks with a stable climate year round and a cosmopolitan mix of cultures and languages.

Applicants should indicate clearly the position they are applying for and submit the following materials at

  1. NUS Personal Particulars Form  (downloadable from
  2. NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (downloadable from )
  3. Full CV, including education, professional background, teaching and supervision, research activities and achievements, honours and awards, and service accomplishments to date. All PhD and postdoctoral supervisors or any other senior authors with close and regular collaborations (full name and institution) should be listed. List all academic and non-academic positions.
  4. Name and contact details of PhD advisor/supervisor.
  5. A statement of teaching philosophy and methodology and experience (max. 3 pages)
  6. Teaching evaluations and peer review reports, if available. Other evidence of teaching excellence and/or other contributions to education e.g. curriculumn development, pedagogical innovation, etc should be provided.
  7. A research statement (max. 3 pages) highlighting major accomplishments and short- and longer-term research plans, citing up to five significant publications, creative works or other scholarly contributions, and explaining their significance. Sample copies of these contributions should be provided.
  8. Sample copies of research publications, if available.
  9. A complete list of publications, grouped according to papers, books, and reviews, including page numbers, in bibliographic form.
  10. Please indicate total number of publications to date, citation analysis (excluding self-citations and in the case of co-authored work, cross-citations), and impact analysis of research output, highlighting papers with the highest citation counts, and creative works with high impact. 
  11. FOUR letters of reference (including one from the applicant’s PhD or post-doctoral advisor/supervisor) to be arranged by the applicant to be submitted directly by the referees at

For full consideration, please submit a complete application, including letters of recommendation, by 28 February 2019. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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