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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Materials Chemistry

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17 Jul 2024

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The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in the broadly defined field of Materials Chemistry. We welcome applicants with expertise in, but not limited to, soft materials, materials for environmental sustainability, polymer chemistry, materials for bioprinting, smart materials, etc.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Establish an independent and internationally recognised research programme, and collaborate extensively with local/overseas research institutions
  • Secure competitive external funding to support the research programme (such as the competitive Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship,
  • Supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and contribute to curriculum development and pedagogical innovation
  • Participate in departmental, university and professional service activities

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated research excellence in the area of materials chemistry
  • A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals as the leading author
  • Demonstrated ability to secure competitive research funding/fellowships


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering / Chemistry or a closely related field Postdoctoral training in the relevant fields

Application Requirements

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Full CV (including a list of publications, conference presentations, records of competitive grants, technology disclosures/patents, awards/recognitions, and graduate supervision, if applicable)
  3. Citation Report(s)
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Teaching Evaluation (if applicable)
  6. Research Statement
  7. Sample Research Papers (provide at least three [3])
  8. Names and contact details of at least three [3] referees

Interested applicants are invited to apply directly at our NTU Career Portal.

Review of applications and shortlisting of applicants will be carried out on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

NTU seeks a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all and recruit on the bases of merit, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.

About MSE

The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is one of the largest materials science institutions in the world. It is the leading materials science institution in Asia and ranks amongst the top globally - #1 in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings and Top 5 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. MSE has a strong track record of securing large competitive grants by championing disruptive and commercialised materials science research that has produced several spin-off companies. The School’s success lies in its ability to adapt and explore new research areas with significant global impact. Its research endeavours focus on developing sustainable solutions to address some of humanity’s pressing grand challenges, in line with the vision outlined in NTU’s Sustainability Manifesto and the NTU 2025 Strategic Plan.

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For any questions concerning the position or application process, please send your queries to


Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is placed 11th globally, and 1st among the world's top young universities for six consecutive years (QS university rankings). It is also ranked No.2 among the world's elite young universities (aged 50 and under) that have excelled in producing high-quality research (Nature Index Young Universities).

We invite you to be part of this world-class university through the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Postdocotoral Fellowship programme. 

About Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship (LKY PDF)

The prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship (LKY PDF) was established in 1991 under the Lee Kuan Yew Endowment Fund. The Fellowship supports and promotes young and outstanding researchers to realise their full potential in the areas of Engineering, Science, Humanities, and Medicine.

The Fellowship will be awarded concurrently with the candidate's appointment as a research staff in NTU.

Please click here for the detailed list of research areas available in the respective Colleges/Schools/Research Centres.


• Excellent academic records and research potential.
• Recent PhD graduates, or with at most 1 postdoctoral training from a reputable university. 

Terms and Conditions: 
• The Fellowship will be tenable for a period of 3 years.  
• In addition to an attractive remuneration, the successful candidate will be awarded a research grant of S$180,000 for research consumables and research related expenditure. 

Application Procedure:

Please click here for more information.

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Application Closing Date: 28 February 2020

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