Associate or Assistant Professor, Plant Molecular
Genetics (Natural Sciences & Science Education Academic
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.
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 NIE is seeking an Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in plant
molecular biology and genetics to join its Natural Sciences & Science
Education Academic Group (NSSE AG). The
NSSE AG conducts teaching and research in both the natural sciences and
science-education and comprises academic staff with backgrounds in chemistry,
physics, biology, design & technology, and family & consumer
sciences. It has facilities for research
and is also involved in carrying out pre-service and in-service work with
teachers to support Singapore’s schools and science educators.
The position is available from January 2020 onwards. The successful candidate will be offered a
4-year contract position in the first instance.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in life sciences, specializing
in molecular approaches to study genetic and developmental problems in plants,
and must be committed to excellence in teaching and in communicating science to
teachers and students in primary and secondary schools. Prior experiences of teaching/ research/
postdoctoral experience in Asia, in multilingual and multicultural
environments, are preferred but not essential.
The successful candidate is expected to teach and co-ordinate
introductory and advanced courses in life sciences, in particular in the field
of plant biology using molecular genetic approaches. These include courses at the Masters level in
Plant molecular genetics as well as cellular and molecular biology of plant
development. In addition to
undergraduate and graduate teaching, this position will also entail content
upgrading of in-service teachers and provision of expert advice to schools on
science projects. The appointed faculty
member will also be expected to supervise student-teacher in practicum
attachments and mentor graduate students.
He/she is required to conduct research and publish peer-reviewed papers
within the broad area of molecular genetics.
Interdisciplinary research will also be strongly encouraged. The appointed faculty member may be requested
to serve on committees in the AG/NIE/NTU and offer consultancy and professional
services to the Ministry of Education and other public education-related organizations.
and send the prescribed Application Form for Academic Positions (http://www.nie.edu.sg/about-us/careers#submit-an-application), 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
Tel: (65) 6790 3098
Fax: (65) 6896 9360
Note to applicants
We regret that
only successful candidates will be notified (via email).
Last date of
application is 30 June 2019 or until successful candidates are found.
More information on NSSE AG can be found at http://www.nie.edu.sg/our-people/academic-groups/natural-sciences-and-science-education