Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Visual Art Education

Singapore (SG)
23 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Visual Art Education (Visual & Performing Arts Academic Group)


The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives.  

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

The Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group (VPA) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore is responsible for the delivery of teacher preparation programmes for all Primary and Secondary Art, Drama and Music educators. Known for their collegiality, innovative arts-based pedagogies and pioneering research and publications, faculty across Art, Music and Drama in the Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group combine diverse creative backgrounds to engender a supportive ambience towards developing leadership and scholarship capabilities. VPA faculty are engaged in research in Intercultural Theatre, Cultural Politics and Performance, Sound / Music in Performance, Virtual Performativities, 21st century issues, Philosophy of Music Education, Cross-Cultural Studies and Interdisciplinarity in Music and Education, to name a few.

VPA Academic Group intends to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professorship or Associate Professorship in the area of Visual Art Education.


a) All candidates should possess a Doctorate Degree or have recently submitted their Doctorate in the area of Visual Art Education.

b) An established publication record of research in the areas of Visual Art Education, preferably with indication of research grant awards in related areas of expertise and interest. 

c)  Teaching experience at tertiary level in addition to teaching experience in public or independent schools (government or state schools) would be an advantage.

d)    Experience in teaching at undergraduate, post-graduate and diploma (including in-service) levels, with indications of ability to teach Visual Art Education theory, practice and pedagogy is highly desirable.

e)    Capacities for teaching, research and administrative duties including supervision of pre-service teachers during their practicum assignments at schools.

f)      Expertise and interest in Art Education and Pedagogy and at least one of the following areas:

  • 2D, 3D Art practices
  • Videography, Photography and ICT in Art Practices
  • New Media and Popular Culture in Art Practices
  • Curriculum Development/Assessment and Implementation
  • Creative development in Early and Adolescent Learning


Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Lead or collaborate in funded research projects, as well as maintain a strong research and publication record
  • Supervise student teachers in teaching practicum, mentor and supervise masters and doctoral students
  • Teach courses in the field of Visual Art Education (theory, practice, pedagogy) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Undertake any administrative duties required as exigency of service


Please complete and send the prescribed Application Form for Academic Positions, ( together with your detailed curriculum vitae, which should include areas of research interest, list of publications and names and addresses, email addresses or fax numbers of at least three referees to: 

Head, Human Resource Department
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616
Tel: (65) 6790 3098
Fax: (65) 6896 9360

Closing Date

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.


For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Associate Professor Eugene I. Dairianathan, Head of Visual & Performing Arts Academic Group, at email: 

Note to applicants

We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).