Full Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Department in Social Work

22 Feb 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading university centred in Asia. It is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the world and top two in Asia. Social Work is one of the oldest Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), which hosts 16 Departments covering a wide range of academic programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Asian Studies and Language Studies. In this multi-disciplinary setting in Singapore’s flagship university, the Department of Social Work offers ample opportunities for cutting-edge curriculum and research initiatives on contemporary social work, social development and cultural diversity. The Department has a strong focus on practice and practice-based research. It produces graduates who rise to be leaders in social services and social policy. The Department also values expertise in interprofessional education/practice.

The Department seeks faculty members who have expertise in one or some of the following areas: Social Work with vulnerable children, youths and adults; disability; ageing; social policy; group and community work; human service planning and administration; and inter-professional practice. The staff team is keen to attract those who are interested in developing expertise in practice frameworks and cross-cultural issues relevant to the Asian region, and in client/service user involvement.

We invite applications for the following faculty position:

Tenure Track

  • Full Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

We offer a competitive remuneration package, including housing and travel benefits.

Applicants for the positions must:

i. Have a PhD in Social Work or a PhD in a related field with a Masters or Bachelor in Social Work
ii. Have good publication and research records, particularly for tenure track applicants
iii. Demonstrate an interest and ability to teach foundation and practice courses as well as contribute to research and scholarship
iv. Applicants with a minimum of 5 years of practice experience after a Bachelor’s degree (BSW) or Master’s degree (MSW) in Social Work will be particularly welcome.

Evaluation of applications will continue until the vacancy is filled. Please submit: your full curriculum vitae; statements of teaching, practice, and research; three key publications; student feedback in the last two years; and arrange for at least three academic letters of reference to be sent directly to the address below.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVIDvaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required.

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

Please send in your full applications through CHRS Link. Please send in your reference letters and enquiries to Ms Wendy Lim at We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Department of Social Work
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
AS3, Level 4, 3 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

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