Research Assistant (History / Heritage)

29 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

About the Project
The Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Research Assistant to work on the research project titled Green Heritage: Conserving Urban Greening as Singapore’s National Heritage and funded by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. Lead by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from environmental history, landscape architecture, and greening technologies, the project aims to bridge the gap between natural and cultural approaches to urban greening by reframing existing historiographies and creating new knowledge within an ecological paradigm of heritage.

Job description
The Research Assistant will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) and the research team on the project Green Heritage:
Conserving Urban Greening as Singapore’s National Heritage.

The successful candidate will:

  • conduct historical research (archival and secondary sources) on Singapore’s urban greening under the supervision of the PI
  • lead a detailed survey of green heritage sites in Singapore through mapping and visual documentation
  • assist with the preparation of research reports and academic publications
  • manage the project’s administration tasks and liaise with the funding institution

Job Requirements

Job requirements
The successful candidate should possess:

  • a Master’s degree or a PhD in a relevant discipline such as History, Art History, Historical Geography, or Heritage Studies
  • demonstrated the ability to conduct archival and secondary literature historical research
  • significant knowledge of, or interest in, Singapore’s heritage and environmental history
  • 1+ years of related work experience is preferred but not required
  • strong organisational and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • excellent written and spoken communication in English

Application package:
All applicants should submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of 3 referees
  • Education certificates

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department: Architecture
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 21873