Programme Director for Nursing (based in Singapore)

Competitive salary and benefits will commensurate with experience and agreed on appointment.
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

• To lead and sustain the activities of the University of Glasgow in Singapore delivered through its subsidiary University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS).

• To provide leadership and management and make a significant contribution to the delivery of mainly undergraduate, but also postgraduate teaching, ensuring that the programmes are delivered to a standard equivalent to the programmes on the main Glasgow campus.

• To contribute to scholarship and to the internationalisation agenda

• To provide specific leadership, management and teaching in the joint Honours programme in Nursing with SIT, representing the University of Glasgow (UofG) and ensuring that the partnership with SIT meets UofG, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) and School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing (SoMDN) objectives in relation to national/international excellence in the delivery of learning, teaching and student experience and to the strategic development of innovative learning pedagogies, scholarship and educational research.

• The post is based at the University of Glasgow Singapore with occasional visits to the campus in Glasgow as needed. This is a three-year contract, to be extended subject to review.

• Applicants must have an ability to work in Singapore to deliver this role, subject to working and residency permissions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To represent UofG and to take the UofG lead in Singapore in the joint nursing degree programme, maintaining a close working relationship with SIT and UGS colleagues and developing an in depth understanding of SIT thereby facilitating and supporting the partnership between the institutions.

2. To make a significant management, strategic or planning contribution to the leadership of admissions, teaching, learning and assessment activities in UofG and collaborating in teaching and learning activities with SIT colleagues.

3. To be responsible for leading, designing and delivering a range of innovative learning, teaching and assessment activities, strategies and materials, predominantly in regard to the joint programme with SIT and in collaboration with SIT colleagues but there will also be opportunity to contribute at undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the context of the Nursing & Health Care School, supporting a research-led scholarly approach to student learning.

4. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow World Changers Together: World Changing Glasgow 2025.

5. To supervise, support and assist student dissertations and projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level and PhD research projects.

6. To be responsible for a range of administrative duties to ensure smooth running of the programme, projects and School.

7. To engage with subject-based pedagogy, lead scholarship initiatives and, where appropriate, secure funding and undertake teaching based research and submit publications to support achievement of excellence in learning and teaching, where appropriate in collaboration with SIT colleagues

8. To make a substantial contribution to quality assurance and enhancement activities, curriculum review and programme re-accreditation for the course /programme as relevant, with the University (Glasgow and SIT) and relevant professional bodies to ensure high quality education provision is maintained and to take opportunities for external examining.

9. To provide and lead on pastoral support for students, e.g. advisor, and refer for additional support / guidance as appropriate with an understanding of the differing needs of the cohorts in Singapore and Glasgow with the ability to understand and maintain the balance between supporting the student and ensuring fitness to practise.

10. To engage and promote the use of technology in support of learning and teaching.

11. To promote interaction and communication between staff and students to enhance learning, teaching and student experience.

12. Maintain a national and international scholarship profile through individual / joint scholarship projects, regular scholarly publications in leading international journals and national / international conference presentations and through securing external funding for initiatives to develop, support and evaluate learning and teaching initiatives within the University’s guidelines, where appropriate in collaboration with SIT colleagues.

13. Engage in professional development activities as appropriate

14. Line manage team members, providing mentoring and support as needed.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience 



A1 Current registration with a national professional regulatory body for nursing

A2 Good first degree or relevant Masters degree or equivalent

A3 PhD or equivalent

A4 A professional teaching qualification recognised by NMC and/or Singapore Nursing Board

A5 Ability to work in Singapore, complying with local working and registry permissions including SNB registration, and to make periodic visits to Glasgow as required.


B1 An understanding of transnational education

B2 Knowledge of the Singapore health care and education systems

B3 Registration with the NMC



C1 Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, including the ability to present and articulate complex concepts clearly, concisely and with self-assurance

C2 Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collegiately in leading a team

C3 An empathic approach in dealing with varied cohorts of students including those experiencing problems, either academical or personal

C4 Excellent leadership, organisational and administrative skills

C5 Ability to work independently and demonstrate workload and time management skills in order to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner

C6 High degree of creativity and self-motivation

C7 Negotiating and influencing skills to promote student and staff engagement

C8 Excellent IT skills that promote the efficient delivery and organisation of teaching and assessment


D1 Project and budget management skills



E1 Substantial breadth and depth of clinical experience in subject area (minimum of three years of full-time post-registration clinical nursing experience)

E2 Substantial experience of teaching and assessment in adult nursing education, including innovative learning pedagogies

E3 Track record of high-quality curriculum development

E4 Experience of module development and module and programme administration

E5 Proven ability in academic leadership, including leading a programme of study

E6 Substantial experience of programme revalidation with a professional regulatory body

E7 Experience of public engagement, recruitment and university admissions processes

E8 Experience of teaching international students


F1 Experience of working within UK Higher Education qualification frameworks

F2 Relevant experience in the scholarship of learning and teaching or pedagogical research

F3 Established profile of publication in peer-reviewed journals

F4 Supervision of doctoral level study through to completion

F5 National or international reputation/profile

F6 Experience of line managing

Additional Information

This post is on the Learning Teaching and Scholarship Track.

Informal contact from potential applicants can be directed to: Dr Eileen Cowey at or Dr Cindy Goh, Director of UGS, at

Further information may be found on the following links: University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS): Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT):

Standard Terms & Conditions

This post is based in Singapore with an attractive remuneration package. Competitive salary and benefits will commensurate with experience and agreed on appointment.

This post is full time and has funding for 3 years in the first instance.

This post is based at the Dover campus of SIT in Singapore. From time to time, you may be required to work at a different campus. There may a requirement to visit the UK for induction, teaching delivery and personal development activities as appropriate.

The successful applicant will be employed by Uglasgow Singapore Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of Glasgow.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Closing Date: 23 February 2023