Senior Lecturer in Psychology

26 May 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
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 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.  

The College is looking to hire a full-time Senior Lecturer in Psychology. We seek a teacher-scholar who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching advanced seminars, foundational courses in subfields, introductory courses and/or interdisciplinary courses that bridge Yale-NUS majors.

The position will be on a fixed-term contract of up to two years, starting in Academic Year 2023-2024. The successful candidate will teach five (5) courses per academic year. Courses are typically capped at 20 students, with opportunities to offer some courses twice in an academic year. The candidate will also assist with advising students, supervising final year projects (capstones), and other duties as needed.

The College offers internationally competitive salaries, housing subsidies, and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


A PhD in a relevant field is required, with at least three (3) years of undergraduate teaching experience strongly preferred.

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 courses taught and publications; statement on teaching experience and philosophy; representative teaching evaluations; and the names of three references. Reference letters are not necessary with the initial application but will be requested for competitive applicants.

Applications should be submitted via Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Questions may be sent to

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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

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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 presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.