Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health and Society

Singapore (SG)
17 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health and Society
School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in a full range of disciplines and actively promotes interdisciplinary learning and research. 

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health and Society

The School invites application for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Health and Society, broadly conceived. The University strongly emphasizes cutting-edge research and effective teaching and boasts strong support for each. The successful candidate will be based at the Sociology Programme whose research and teaching is innovative and international in scope, with a special focus on Asian societies. Health and Society is a strategic focus of the university, and there are opportunities to work with, for example, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and newly established Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education. 

Interested scholars in the fields of social, anthropological and policy research are welcome to apply. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology or a related social-science discipline at the time of appointment, demonstrable evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to university service. The successful applicant is expected to teach in English at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For further information about the School and Sociology discipline, please refer to the following website:


Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. NTU offers competitive annual salaries and strong support for faculty research, including start-up grants and funding for travel and conferences.

Application Procedure

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and email your application package (consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), three selected reprint/preprints of publications, and the names and email addresses of three potential referees) to:

The Health and Society Search Committee
School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332

Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Assistant Professor (Health and Society)” in the subject line. Please send your enquiries about the position to the above email address. 

Closing date for application is September 30, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.