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Instructor (Division of Industrial Design)

Closing date
5 Jan 2024

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Job Description

As a part of the university’s common curriculum, the Division of Industrial Design offers course modules on Design Thinking. These modules are compulsory for NUS students from the College of Design and Engineering, and the College of Humanities and Sciences, and will be delivered using a synchronous / asynchronous teaching model.

Design thinking is a series of processes that develops an ability to place a problem in context, to observe and listen, to think critically, and to collaborate effectively to produce a solution considering both form and function. Students will be exposed to the theory of design thinking and taught to apply it in both design and non-design related fields.

We are currently looking for dynamic and inspirational instructors and teaching assistants from all fields: from Design and Engineering, to the Sciences and Humanities. Most importantly, we want teammates that are passionate about teaching key concepts like Creativity and Empathy so that students can bring these skills to any job they apply for in the future.
This is a full-time post and offers a fantastic opportunity for professional development. Candidates will receive training in teaching and design facilitation. All course materials will be provided.

You will actively work with the Design Thinking program coordinator, a team of colleague instructors, and faculty content creators. You will be responsible for managing several classes of the same course module of approximately 25 students, facilitating fast paced tutorials shaped like Design Thinking workshops, as well as providing feedback, consultation and assessment after class hours. As a staff at the Division of Industrial Design, you will also provide support to various activities and service areas. The Division of Industrial Design is an equal opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity. 


Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, with a keen interest in teaching. Fresh graduates, experienced teachers and design practitioners are welcomed. Remuneration will commensurate with experience and qualification. 
Successful applicants may start immediately. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Applications are to include:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae 
  • Design portfolio if available;
  • Publication list if available;
  • Statement of Interest
  • A list of referees (min. 2) with contact details (who will be contacted only with your concurrence).

The National University of Singapore is a research-active university that offers an attractive employment package. Appointees will find, within the Department, a stimulating and well-resourced environment to pursue innovative and multi-disciplinary design-oriented scholarly activities.

Open to fixed term contract

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: Division of Industrial Design
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 21090

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