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Assistant Professor up to Associate Professor (with tenure) in Chemistry

National Institute of Education
Singapore (SG)
Closing date
23 Aug 2024

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Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term


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 Natural Sciences and Science Education (NSSE) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore is committed to discovery and innovation in science and science education. Comprising faculty from both science content and pedagogical disciplines, we adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and research. Research by biologists, chemists and physicists in NSSE is centred on many areas of current cutting-edge science, both basic and applied. Our science educationists focus mainly on maximising the potential of every child through research on students' learning approaches and problem-solving skills, and work with teachers to develop models of creative teaching and new approaches to learning. Faculty members can apply and receive research support through internal and external grants, as well as access to world-class research facilities.


The NSSE invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor up to Associate Professor (with tenure) position in Chemistry.  The position is available from January 2025 onwards.




  • A first degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry, e.g. analytical chemistry or physical chemistry Be able to teach undergraduate and postgraduate Chemistry courses in English Good track record of publication in top-tier, peer-reviewed international journals and/or highly cited publications Post-doctoral research experience and prior teaching experience at undergraduate/graduate level are desirable for Assistant Professor position and are must for Associate Professor position


Additional points for consideration:


  • Teaching qualifications, teaching experience in schools, familiarity with the Singapore education system and curriculum
  • Post-doctoral research experience for Assistant Professor
  • Leadership and administrative experience for Associate Professor
  • Prior experience in conducting professional development courses for teachers
  • Teaching and conducting research in multilingual and multicultural environments.


Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemistry, including analytical Chemistry and physical chemistry Supervise undergraduate final year projects and MSc/PhD students Participate in committees in the Department/Institute/University and course coordination Develop strong research programmes in the areas of their interest and to publish in top-tier, peer-reviewed international journals. 



Please submit your detailed curriculum vitae, which should include areas of research interest, list of publications and names and addresses, email addresses of at least three referees to us.


Closing Date

This position will remain open until filled.


Other Information

More information on NSSE can be found at  

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Ms Rebecca Ho, at


Note to applicants

Only successful candidates will be notified (via email).








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