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Nanyang Assistant Professorship (NAP)

Nanyang Technological University
Singapore (SG)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Health Sciences, Clinical Research
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Seeking The World’s Smartest Minds to Address Humanity’s Biggest Challenges

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked among the world’s top universities. NTU has a vibrant research eco-system with a high proportion of early career researchers. It has a healthy environment for interdisciplinary research collaboration and the research is well funded. 

The Nanyang Assistant Professorship scheme provides the opportunity for outstanding early career researchers and exceptional scholars from Singapore and around the world, who aspire to a research leadership role at NTU. Successful NAP awardees will be given a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment and granted a substantial start-up grant (SUG) to lay the foundation for their research ventures within the university.

NTU invites outstanding early-career researchers (postdoctoral fellow or equivalent) to apply for an appointment as a Nanyang Assistant Professor.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be early career researchers, holding a PhD or MD or equivalent degree, obtained within the last 10 years.
  • A strong track record of early achievements and the potential to lead an independent research group are required.
  • Selected candidates must be committed to taking up an independent research appointment at NTU.
  • Clinician scientists engaged in translational and/or clinical science, encompassing areas such as bench-to-bedside research, clinical trials, epidemiology, digital health, health services research, and interventional studies in any medical discipline, are also encouraged to apply.


NAP Awardees will enjoy a comprehensive set of benefits designed to support and enhance their academic and research at NTU:

  • An attractive remuneration package.
  • A tenure-track appointment and opportunities in leading roles in the University's new wave of multi-disciplinary and integrative research projects.
  • Access to excellent R&D infrastructure, featuring state-of-the-art laboratories provided by the University, as well as opportunities for research funding.
  • Each NAP Awardee will receive a start-up research grant (SUG), which will be determined based on the awardee's research track, as outlined below:
    STEM: Up to SGD 1.5 million startup research grant and scholarships for hiring up to 5 PhD students
    SHAPE: Up to SGD 1 million startup research grant and scholarships for hiring up to 2 PhD students
  • A dedicated White Space Fund of up to SGD 250,000, within the budget cap stipulated above.

NTU is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic university comprising faculty and staff who are committed to research, teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We invite individuals of diverse gender, ethnicity, and other under-represented groups, including those with disabilities, to apply.


Application Process

Applications for NTU NAP can be submitted throughout the year. Interested applicants are welcome to send their CVs and other supporting documents to

Click here for the application guidelines and required documents to be submitted. 

The application evaluation will usually take around 2-3 months. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified/contacted by the relevant schools.

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