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Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites talented academics with excellent research track records in science, technology and engineering to apply for appointments as NUS Presidential Young Professors.

We seek exceptionally talented candidates who will develop the next generation of solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrate excellence in system-level thinking. Relevant research topics include but are not limited to (1) climate change mitigation and adaptation, (2) digital and robotic technology, (3) smart and liveable cities, (4) environmental protection and sustainability, (4) resource circularity and resilience, and (5) aging infrastructures.

Successful candidates will receive:

  • A tenure-track position with an attractive salary package as an assistant professor at NUS 
  • Up to SGD 1 million in a start-up research grant + Scholarships to hire PhD students
  • An award of SGD 250,000 in white space funding
  • An opportunity to compete for the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship, which comes with a five-year research grant of up to SGD 3 million 

About the University

Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world, NUS is internationally respected for its high-quality multi-disciplinary research that addresses complex and critical issues facing Asia and the world. NUS was recently placed 11th in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2023. 

About the College

The College of Design and Engineering (CDE)’s 10 Departments and Division as well as 10 corporate laboratories and research centres build on the convergence between the disciplines of engineering, architecture, and design to offer a distinctive interdisciplinary educational experience for our students and foster a cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research environment for our researchers. To learn more about our College and department, please visit

About CEE Department

NUS CEE, a vibrant department with talented faculty members and students, is widely acknowledged to be a national and international leader in both education and research and is consistently ranked among the top ten in the world. Further information on the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is available at:  



Candidate should have/is completing a PhD degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or related field, preferably with teaching and post-doctoral research experience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their detailed curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests and plans (maximum 3 pages each), and the names of three referees with contact details to:

Chair of Faculty Search (Sustainable Development)
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
National University of Singapore 
Block E1A, #07-03
1 Engineering Drive 2
Singapore 117576 

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 22235

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