Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for the post of Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).
Founded in 1929, FASS is one of the largest faculties in NUS, encompassing 16 departments with a wide range of academic offerings in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Asian Studies and Language Studies. The Faculty comprises a vibrant community of scholars and students working together to advance knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.
As a comprehensive faculty, FASS is a major driver of research in a number of key cross-disciplinary areas, including Migration and Mobility, Family and Ageing, Culture, Religion and Globalisation, Language and Communications, and Cities and Urban Futures, among others. FASS enjoys close links with the Asia Research Institute at NUS, forming a vital space for Asia-focused research collaborations.
Together with the Faculty of Science, FASS has embarked on the exciting initiative of establishing a College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS) to provide its undergraduates with greater exposure to interdisciplinary learning. This comes as NUS intensifies its focus on broad-based and interdisciplinary education.
For detailed information on FASS, please refer to its website: https://fass.nus.edu.sg/
As the Faculty rises towards being among the world's best in humanities and social sciences education and research, NUS seeks an individual who has an illustrious record of scholarly achievements and a distinguished reputation within the academic community, appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor in one of the departments in FASS. The successful candidate will have the experience and collaborative as well as operational/financial skills required to innovate and lead in a premier academic environment. The ability to recruit, retain and develop talent will be a quality expected of the Dean.
With the establishment of the CHS, the next Dean is expected to have demonstrated success in fostering excellence in interdisciplinary education and research. The successful candidate will be able to exploit new opportunities and take the Faculty to the next level by leading change management, in response to external challenges and increasing competition in Singapore, Asia and beyond.
Applications, enquiries or nominations, with detailed curriculum vitae, should be sent by 31 January 2021, via email to:
Professor TAN Tai Yong
President, Yale-NUS College
National University of Singapore
C/o Ms. Jennifer TAY
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean Search Committee Secretariat
All nominations and applications will be kept in the strictest confidence. We appreciate your kind understanding that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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