Associate Professor (Practice-Track): Script-writing and Multimedia Storytelling

Singapore (SG)
20 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
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. NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information seeks new faculty colleagues with a strong record of high-quality research and a commitment to mentoring the next generation of communication and information scholars. 

Associate Professor (Practice-Track): Script-writing and Multimedia Storytelling

The ability to generate video content and to be a capable multimedia storyteller is a vital skill for our students, whether in television programming, public relations, advertising or journalism.  We are seeking to hire our School’s first Associate Professor of Practice in recognition of the importance of this subject area and the degree to which this position can support the various undergraduate concentrations in our School.  

The ideal candidate would have a relevant post-graduate degree in the field of study and will have at least 10 years of industry experience, which includes being an experienced media professional with expertise in scriptwriting, experience in multimedia storytelling, and an interest in serving as a liaison with the local professional community in creating internship and employment opportunities for our students. There also must be evidence of service and scholarship in the form of, but not limited to, good quality publications, book chapters, written cases, pedagogical research, impactful creative works or patents. In addition, good teaching ability and the potential to contribute to curriculum development must be evident. This is a fixed-term position with an initial term of three years.

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is a vibrant global leader in communication and information research and education. Recent hires and a high level of support reaffirm the School’s pre-eminence in the disciplines under its aegis. Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city/state with good weather, low crime, rich cultural attractions, exceptional food, and proximity to numerous points of interest in Southeast Asia.   

Emoluments and General Terms and Conditions of Service

Salary will be competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. 

Application Procedures

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application package [consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, a statement of current and future research interest, teaching statement, effectiveness of teaching (If any), selected publications, and the names of 5 referees, 2 from academia and 3 from industry/business leaders] by 10 January 2018 to:

The Search Committee 
Nanyang Technological University 
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
31 Nanyang Link, WKWSCI Building 
Singapore 637718 


Applications sent via email should include the reference “Application for Associate Professor (Practice-Track) in Script-writing and Multimedia Storytelling” in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email. 

Review of the applications will begin after 10 January 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start in July/December 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.