Assistant Professor in Learning (Learning Sciences & Assessment Academic Group)

Location
Singapore (SG)
Posted
09 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Learning (Learning Sciences & Assessment Academic Group)

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

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive NTU, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

The Learning Sciences & Assessment Academic Group (LSA) invites applications with an earned doctorate and research portfolio in learning, in particular from the social-cultural perspectives, for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

This is an excellent opportunity for outstanding scholars to engage in a dynamic department to advance our education and research goals. LSA is an interdisciplinary academic group that focuses on understanding learning and assessment from multiple perspectives with the ultimate goal of enhancing and ensuring educative outcomes for all learners. Our mission is to enable educational practitioners to become designers of learning experiences and environments and active contributors in a reflective community of practice. The academic group is concerned with the relationship between theory and practice and adopts a variety of methodologies, including but not limited to experimental studies, reflection-in-action, action research, design experiments and ethnography for the advancement of its research and teaching. We grapple with the tensions and the nexus between learning, assessment and instructional design, and to mediate the design process as both a science and an art. Currently, we offer courses for initial teacher education, as well as graduate programmes such as the Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technologies), Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies), Master of Arts in Professional Education (Training and Development), Master of Teaching, Doctor of Education (Technologies and Technology-Mediated Learning Environments) and Doctor of Philosophy (Education). Also in the pipeline, we are developing the latest programme, Master of Science in Science of Learning and Design (MSoLD). The candidate would play an active role in some or all of these programmes. Applicants who are prepared to support and work with colleagues on learning and assessment issues in common or new expertise areas are valued. Working across disciplinary and discursive interests is encouraged. 

Requirements

Successful candidates must have:

  • 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

Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be expected:

  • 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-enhanced 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

Application

Please submit your application together with the following documents to us through : https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Assistant-Professor-in-Learning--NIE-_R00001939

  • 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

31 July 2020

Review of applicants will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

More information on LSA can be found at https://www.nie.edu.sg/our-people/academic- groups/learning-sciences-assessment

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to A/P Quek Choon Lang Gwendoline, Head/LSA at email: choonlang.quek@nie.edu.sg or liantin.low@nie.edu.sg

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified (via email).

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