Assistant Professor in Creative Writing and in Asian Literature and Culture

Singapore (SG)
08 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Humanities 
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 Humanities at NTU Singapore pursues disciplinary excellence as well as promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking, research, as well as communication skills to enable them to realise their potential and aspirations and to make lasting contributions to Singapore and beyond.  

The School of Humanities seeks to fill two tenure-track positions, at the Assistant Professor level, with specialisation in Creative Writing and in Asian Literature and Culture.

1.    Creative Writing 
All areas of expertise will be considered, including fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting, poetry, screenwriting, and multimedia writing.

2.    Asian Literature and Culture
All aspects of Asian Literature and Culture, including all literary genres, theatre, performance, or cinema (or some combination thereof), will be considered. Related areas, such as Asian-Australian literature or British-Asian writing, are also welcome as secondary fields.

Candidates should possess a PhD in the relevant area of specialisation and demonstrate a strong track record or potential for research as well as a commitment to teaching and administrative service.  Selection will be based on evidence of potential for high-quality research and effective teaching.  The usual workload includes teaching two courses per semester, conducting scholarly research and contributing to university services. 


Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Appointments.

Application Procedure

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and contact details of at least three referees] to:

The Search Committee
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
School of Humanities 
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332

Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Assistant Professor (Creative Writing)” or “Assistant Professor (Asian Literature)” in the subject line. 

Closing date for applications: 25 October 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The successful candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2018.

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