FACULTY POSITION, DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
ASSISTANT (TENURE TRACK)/TENURED ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR
TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
We wish to appoint, up to the level of full Professor, a leader in research on Tropical Environmental
Change with specific interests in one or more of the following three areas:
(1) disturbance dynamics
(2) macroecology & biodiversity conservation
(3) water resources.
The candidate should also have geospatial analysis or environmental modeling expertise.
The position will sit within the Department’s ‘Tropical Environmental Change’ (TEC) research group. The broad focus of TEC is on the temporal and spatial interactions of climate, water and landscapes at low latitudes, with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific Region. This focus takes advantage of our physical location in Asia and recognizes the many contributions that physical geographers routinely make in improving understanding of tropical environmental processes and their importance to global change, as well as the physiographic consequences of rapid development, land-cover transformation, and climate variability.
The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore stands among the top Geography departments in the world and offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Although there are many overreaching and interconnecting projects and themes, our research and teaching are constituted through three groups: the aforementioned TEC; Politics, Economies and Space; and Social and Cultural Geographies.
The Department comprises an international mix of about 35 faculty members and has over 300 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students, the majority of whom are PhD students. Faculty in the Department continue to develop and shape research agendas in the global academic arena, while maintaining a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. Recent initiatives include a taught MSc in Applied GIS and a new lab for geochemical analyses. For additional information, please consult the Department web site at: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/.
Applicants should have a PhD in geography or an allied field with demonstrable expertise in researching and understanding complex environmental problems that affect society today. They should have a record of excellence in research, evidenced by high-impact publications and substantial grant capture, as is expected for one of the top universities in the world. Outstanding teaching abilities are also desired.
Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Department of Geography.
In terms of teaching and academic responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to:
a. Contribute to the Department’s internationally recognized research activities;
b. Teach a minimum of two modules a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and supervise graduate students;
c. Perform administrative/service duties commensurate with a tenured, senior appointment.
The successful candidate will ideally start work at NUS from July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Interested candidates should submit an application comprising: a letter of interest with details of research credentials, plans for the next 3-5 years, discussion of the significance of the best published works (at most 5) and citation index analysis (e.g. Web of Science); a full curriculum vitae (10 pages max.); evidence of teaching experience, including feedback if available; and the names and contact details of four referees. Evaluation of applications will commence on 1st February 2020 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Shortlisted candidates will be notified soon thereafter and plans will then be made for a campus visit and interview. A competitive remuneration package, including
medical benefits, a period of subsidized housing, and relocation expenses (where applicable), will be offered to the successful candidate.
For full consideration, please submit a complete application. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
For enquiries, please contact the Chair of the TEC Search Committee, Professor Matthias Roth at: email@example.com.
Further information about working at the National University of Singapore is
available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/whyjoinus.htm.
Please send your application to:
Geography TEC Search Committee
c/o Ms Wong Lai Wa
Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore
1 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
Email applications are strongly encouraged. Please send to Ms Wong Lai Wa at: firstname.lastname@example.org.