Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Assessment (Learning Sciences & Assessment Academic Group)

Singapore (SG)
15 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2020

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Assessment (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 applicants who have recently, or will imminently, possess a PhD/EdD with a specialization in assessment for learning, in particular assessment feedback, technology enabled assessment, or assessment leadership, to apply for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship 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.  We grapple with the tensions and the nexus between learning, assessment and instructional design, and 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 understand, support, and work with colleagues on assessment issues in common or new expertise areas are valued. Working across disciplinary and discursive interests is encouraged. 

Applicants with experience of teaching, and/or leading enhancements, in schools, higher educational institutions, or professional, adult or continuing education contexts would be especially valued. Likewise, applicants should have an appreciation of the impact of technology on their specialist field of expertise. 


Successful candidates must have:

  • An earned doctorate in a relevant field
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Evidence of successful publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written English)
  • Willingness to understand and support the work of colleagues beyond one’s niche expertise


Successful candidates will be expected:

  • To conceptualize, design, implement and sustain a productive research program
  • To establish professional connections with local and international practitioners involved in the specific expertise area
  • To be involved in research projects of the academic group
  • To publish research in reputable journals or other outlets as is customary in his/her field
  • To contribute to services at the departmental, institutional, national and international levels


Please submit your application together with the following documents to us through :

  • A cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position
  • A statement of pedagogical beliefs
  • A statement of research plans and priorities
  • 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
  • Up to three of your publications (if any, including manuscripts under review)
  • Any other documents beyond those stated 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

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to A/P Quek Choon Lang Gwendoline, Head/LSA at email: or

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

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