Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Life Sciences, Organismal  Biology

Singapore (SG)
01 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Life Sciences, Organismal  Biology

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching within a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought. A student body of 1000 undergraduates from over 60 countries engages with more than 100 outstanding faculty from around the world through small classes and hands-on research. Students and faculty also have access to the wider resources of two world-leading research universities.

The College invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor rank in Life Sciences. Preferred fields of specialisation are Organismal Biology, including zoology, botany, evolution, ecology, molecular systematics, population genetics, and comparative physiology.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team ( dedicated to the development and teaching of the Life Sciences Major ( and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum (see ).

Some teaching experience is preferred for appointment as Assistant Professor.  Applicants for tenured positions must demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage in teaching, research and service. Research achievement should include publication in leading peer-reviewed journals, as well as a proven ability to attract research funding.

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Faculty receive salaries that are on par with the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the world, a substantial start-up grant as well as a yearly travel and research allowance, and are able to access additional funding from Yale-NUS, National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Most faculty qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing, either on campus or a short walk away. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million that is known for its high quality of life and sits at the heart of a vibrant region.

Application Procedure

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum;

Applicants for a tenure-track position are also responsible for ensuring three academic referees each submit a written statement of support via Applications including all referee letters must be received by 31 October 2020.  Applicants for a tenured position should submit the names and contact information of three academic referees. 

Review of applications begins 15 September 2020 and continues until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be notified on or before 31 December 2020. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.  The interview process will be via Zoom or Skype calls and will involve a research presentation, a sample class and formal interviews.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit

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