Assistant Professor in Life Sciences

Singapore (SG)
Salary, benefits, and leave policies are competitive with those at an international level.
September 13 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Appointment - Assistant Professor in Life Sciences

Position Description

Yale-NUS College, a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore, founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment.  We seek outstanding applicants in any field of life sciences and particularly welcome applications from molecular biologists using computational or cell biological approaches to their teaching and research. 

Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage.  A PhD and postdoctoral research experience are essential.  Familiarity or experience with the liberal arts system would be advantageous.  Some teaching experience is preferred for appointment as Assistant Professor.  A clear passion for and ability in undergraduate teaching is essential.   Research achievement should include publication in leading peer-reviewed journals, as well as a potential to secure research funding.

The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary teaching team to deliver a curriculum typical of those offered by top liberal arts colleges.  This will involve contributing to the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum ( as well as specialized courses within the Life Sciences Major (   The successful applicant will also be expected to develop an active research programme that involves undergraduate student engagement as well as competing for external research funding. 

Application Procedure

Applications should comprise the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; teaching evaluations (if available).  These should be submitted as a single combined PDF document via  Applicants are also responsible for ensuring three academic referees each submit a written statement of support via  Applications including all referee letters must be received by 31st October 2018.  Short-listed candidates will be notified on or before 31st December 2018, unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.  The interview process will require an on-campus visit during for each short-listed candidate. This will involve a research presentation, a sample class and formal interviews.

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through various grants, research, and travel allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a diverse community of faculty, staff and students who are committed to excellence and respectful of gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, and culture. For more information about the College, please visit  

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for any purposes beyond those relevant to the application process, and that their data remains secure and confidential.