National Institute of Education (NIE), NTU

Assistant Professor in Chemistry Education/Primary Science Education (Natural Sciences & Science Education Academic Group)

National Institute of Education


Assistant Professor in Chemistry Education/Primary Science Education
(Natural Sciences & Science Education 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 Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group (NSSE AG) 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 receive research support through internal and external grants, as well as access to world-class research facilities.

The NSSE AG invites applications for Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chemistry Education/Primary Science Education.

Successful candidates must have:

• A basic degree in chemistry and a PhD in education (specializing in science education)[Candidates without a PhD in science education need not apply]
• Published in top-tier, peer-reviewed international education journals, and be able to teach in English
• Teaching qualifications, and it is desirable to have taught at secondary or primary level for at least 5 years and have leadership experience in school
• Post-doctoral research experience, prior experience in conducting professional development courses for teachers, and conducting research in multilingual and multicultural environments are desirable

Successful candidates will be expected to :

• Conceptualise, teach and grade pre-service and in-service courses in Curriculum Studies (e.g., pedagogy/methods, assessment, curriculum) in Chemistry Education and Primary Science Education, and graduate level courses in Science Education
• Supervise student teachers in practicum attachments and course assignments, and supervise MEd/PhD students. Involvement in course coordination will be required. Additionally, academic staff members serve on committees in the academic group/NIE/NTU and offer consultancy and professional services to schools, the Ministry of Education and other public education-related organizations on a request basis.
• Develop research programmes in areas of their interest and to publish in top-tier, peer-reviewed international education journals. Research grants are available locally on a competitive basis

The positions are available from January 2020 onwards. The successful candidates will be offered a 4-year contract position in the first instance.

Please submit your application together with your detailed curriculum vitae, which should include areas of research interest, list of publications and names, addresses and email addresses of at least three referees to us through—NIE-_R00000145 .

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

Closing Date
Closing date for application is 31 December 2019 or until the position is filled.

Other Information
More information on NSSE AG can be found at

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Assoc Prof Rajdeep Singh Rawat, Head of NSSE at copied to Ms Rebecca Ho, at

Please apply via recruiter’s website.