Assistant Professor (Materials Science and Engineering)

08 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking outstanding candidates for multiple tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates with expertise in any aspect of Materials Science and Engineering will be considered. The Department will also support eligible outstanding junior candidates in their application for the Presidential Young Professorship (PYP) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship with substantial research grant funding support.

The Department is recognised worldwide as a premier MSE department centred in Asia and is in a phase of rapid expansion. It offers a stimulating environment conducive to professional growth, with moderate teaching loads and extensive international and industry collaborations. Our thriving PhD programme attracts the most talented students from the region and beyond. Materials Science and Engineering is recognised as a key research area at NUS, which currently hosts 4 Centres of Excellence, 5 Corporate Laboratories, and 29 Research Centres and Institutes providing cutting-edge facilities in materials synthesis, characterisation, device fabrication, and prototyping. With the start-up friendly ecosystem in Singapore, MSE faculties also find exciting possibilities for translational research and commercialisation via incubation schemes.

To apply, please email to

  • (a) An application letter, including a summary of the research accomplishments and impact;
  • (b) A detailed curriculum vitae; (c) A statement (maximum of 3 pages) of research interests;
  • (d) names, affiliations, and contact information of at least 3 referees;
  • (e) NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants.

Any questions related to the positions can be directed to the same email address. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.

NUS is an equal opportunity employer that offers highly competitive salaries, assistance with housing and globally attractive start-up packages. It is situated in Singapore, an English-speaking cosmopolitan city that is a melting pot of many cultures. It offers safety, high-quality education and healthcare at all levels

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A PhD degree in Materials Science & Engineering or relevant disciplines from a good university. Successful candidates should demonstrate the potential to build a world-class research programme and a commitment to education and mentorship of students. PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field must be completed by start day of employment.

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.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Materials Science and Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 19695

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