Lecturer in Philosophy

01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching in 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. 

The College seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer in Philosophy. The successful candidate is expected to teach at least five courses in the Academic Year 2022/2023, all within the Philosophy major. The appointment will be for one year, beginning in August 2022. If curricular needs require it, the College will consider the option of an extension to the one-year appointment. 

Faculty receive highly competitive salaries. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million at the heart of a vibrant region.  


  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Philosophy) is required.
  • A proven record of excellent teaching at the college level and a commitment to effective creative pedagogical approaches for undergraduate teaching will be an advantage. 

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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; a teaching portfolio with sample classroom exercises and/or syllabi and recent student teaching evaluations (peer teaching evaluations are optional); a statement of teaching philosophy; and three reference letters. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a video sample of classroom teaching and will give a thirty-minute online talk about their research and teaching interests, along with a Q&A session to which all Humanities faculty will be invited. 

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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 these values. For more information about the College, please visit

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential 

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yale-NUS College
Department: Division of Humanities

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination 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.

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