Education Track, Assistant Professor in Humanities
Singapore Management University - Office of Core Curriculum, School of Social Sciences

The Office of Core Curriculum (OCC) and the School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Singapore Management University, invites applications for one Education Track (non-tenurable) Assistant Professorship in the Humanities, broadly conceived, to begin in July 2020. The jointly appointed position is open to all humanistic scholars, such as in the fields of Asian studies, literature, and philosophy, who can contribute to the multidisciplinary delivery of the University’s Core Curriculum.

We are interested in candidates who can teach (1) courses that would fit under a “Cultures of the Modern World” heading, such as “Multiculturalism and its Critics”, “Popular Cultures in Asia”, “Folk Narratives in Indonesian Literature”, and/or (2) multidisciplinary survey courses such as “Global and Local” and “War and Peace”. (3) We are especially interested in candidates that can offer courses that examine the history, culture, economics, and/or politics of Singapore and its relationship with the region and the world. 

This position requires a doctorate in the relevant discipline by the date of appointment. We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and scholarly research. 

Singapore Management University is a research university committed to a multidisciplinary and integrated curriculum. Salary and benefits, and, research support, are highly competitive. The teaching load is six sections per year for the Education Track position. 

Full evaluation of applications will start 23 September 2019. Only shortlisted candidates, who will be invited for campus visits beginning in October 2019, will be notified. This position will be open until filled. 

Interested candidates should submit an application package in electronic form (Word or PDF file) and include: a cover letter indicating the position applied for, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations), a 1-2 page teaching statement, a 1-2 page research statement, and, a writing sample. 

Candidates should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: The Dean, Office of Core Curriculum, Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065, or e-mailed to: where enquires can also be directed. 

Further information about the Core Curriculum and the School of Social Sciences can be found at and

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