Associate / Assistant Professor in Sports Injury Rehabilitation

30 May 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

(Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group)


The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives. 

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

The Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education in Singapore offers programmes in teacher education specialising in physical education (PE) and the Sport Science & Management (SSM) undergraduate programme that provides academic and professional pathways to sports-related careers. PESS’ postgraduate (Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) programmes also provide PE teachers and sports practitioners opportunities to upgrade their professional knowledge. PESS prides itself on its international faculty with diverse and wide-ranging expertise. We are committed to educating our students to be independent, critical and creative thinkers and well-prepared practitioners in physical education, sports science, sports studies, sports management, and sports pedagogy. We provide up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge and aim to inspire, lead, and motivate our future youth. Faculty members have access to state-of-the-art sports science laboratories and fully-equipped sports facilities.

We invite suitable applicants to apply for Associate/Assistant Professor in sports injury rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal health. Applicants whose secondary area of expertise is sports biomechanics, strength and conditioning or exercise physiology will have an added advantage.


The successful candidates should satisfy the following criteria:

  1. A PhD in sports medicine, sports injuries, sports rehabilitation or a related field
  2. A strong record of research in related area, including the ability to secure and manage competitive grants and an emerging record of publications in reputable peer-reviewed international journals
  3. An excellent track record in university teaching and research in the related field/s, preferably at an institution of good standing and a promising trajectory in research and publications
  4. Evidence of a strong record in teaching courses in the related fields
  5. Experience in successfully supervising graduate (Masters and PhD) students
  6. Leadership in research management (e.g., research grants received)
  7. Experience in curriculum development is desirable
  8. Clinical experience in management and rehabilitation of sports injuries is desirable. 
  9. Understanding of the industry related to sports injuries, physiotherapy and rehabilitation is desirable


Successful applicants can expect to:

  • teach sports injuries courses and additional courses that may be related to one’s expertise repertoire
  • be involved in student supervision, undergraduate research, graduate student supervision, service, and administrative work.


Please submit your application together with the following documents to us through :

  • A detailed curriculum vitae, including academic credentials, skills and competence, work experience, and experience in teaching academic courses with the list of courses taught
  • Areas of research interest
  • List of publications
  • List of grant records with role in the grant (e.g., PI, Co-PI, etc.)
  • List of graduate students supervised or currently supervising with the topic of their research
  • A letter of application indicating ways you meet the criteria for the position
  • Email addresses of three academic referees

Closing Date

31 July 2023

Other Information

More information on PESS can be found at

Preliminary communication can be directed to Associate Professor Koh Koon Teck, Head of PESS, at

Note to applicants

We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).

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