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Assistant Professor (Health Promotion / Implementation Science)

Closing date
5 Jan 2024

Job Description

The National University of Singapore – which is the top-ranked university in Asia – is recruiting full-time Assistant Professors for the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) on the tenure/research/practice track appointments. For tenure-track appointments, appointees are given fixed contracts for up to 7 years, with the goal of obtaining tenured appointments at the end of this period. In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, new faculty members may be eligible for a start-up grant to initiate their independent stream of research and subsidised university accommodation.

The positions are specifically for faculty to work in the Health Systems & Behavioural Sciences Domain of SSHPH. Researchers active in one or more of the following areas of Health Promotion/Implementation Science are particularly encouraged to apply:

Health Promotion

  • Research on:
    • Behavioural and communication theories/models,
    • Social, environmental, and behavioural change interventions, and
    • Evidence-based strategies and their impact on socio-behavioural, environmental and health outcomes for various populations.
  • Analyses of:
    • Population health needs using mixed methods and appropriate statistical procedures, e.g., structural equation modelling, and
    • Healthcare systems and policies to design health promotion interventions for the general public as well as at-risk populations. 
  • Planning, implementation, evaluation, and communication of sustainable and effective programmes targeted at health promotion and/or disease prevention for the public.
  • Development and advocacy of practices, policies, and laws that will provide supportive and enabling environments for the promotion and improvement of public health. 
  • Leveraging on structures and mobilisation of organisational, governmental and community resources to create health-promoting environments. 

Implementation Science

  • Research on attenuating implementation bottlenecks and roadblocks.
  • Development and optimisation of implementation strategies and methods to generate sustainable improvements in healthcare and delivery systems.
  • Promoting the systemic uptake of research findings to advance positive outcomes in clinical, organisational or policy contexts.

Job Requirements


  • Recognised Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline with strong post-doctoral research records,
  • Track record of publishing in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals,
  • Experienced in leading independent research studies or a component within larger research programmes,
  • Ability to generate and maintain an independent stream of research funding,
  • Ability to teach public health courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels,
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing an independent research agenda through extramural funding,
  • Developing collaborative, multidisciplinary research,
  • Curricula design and teaching, 
  • Supervision of postgraduate students advising, and
  • Contributing to policy/community development in the field of public health.

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. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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