Associate or Assistant Professor, Plant Molecular Genetics (Natural Sciences & Science Education)

National Institute of Education
Singapore (SG)
commensurate with experience
March 11 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Associate or Assistant Professor, Plant Molecular Genetics (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 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.


Please complete and send the prescribed Application Form for Academic Position (, 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
Singapore 637616
Tel: (65) 6790 3098
Fax: (65) 6896 9360

Note to applicants

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

Closing Date

Last date of application is 30 June 2019 or until successful candidates are found.

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