Lecturer in Social Sciences
Singapore University


Lecturer in Social Sciences


Job Req ID:  1366
Employee Category:  Faculty
Department:  HASS

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Cluster at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer or senior lecturer teaching-track position in the social sciences. Appointments will be made on an initial two- or three-year contract with the possibility of renewal, including opportunities for career development and promotion within the teaching-track.


We seek applicants from any of the social sciences (economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, etc.) who have a strong background and interest in teaching classical and contemporary social science theory and methods. Successful applicants will teach in our team-taught introductory core course Social Science: Understanding Culture, Society and Behaviour. In addition, successful applicants will also teach 1 or 2 electives of their own design that contribute to our cluster’s teaching mission as a HASS cluster within an engineering and design university.


Candidates who can contribute through teaching and research to our Minor Degree program in Design, Technology, and Society—a design-focused variant of Science, Technology, and Society studies (STS)—are especially encouraged to apply.  Potential to teach in our new Master’s degree in Human-Centred Design is also valued.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline (broadly construed), with a proven track record of effective teaching and research in the applicant’s field of specialty.


The teaching load for teaching-track faculty is 6.5 course credits per calendar year.


Application Details

SUTD is a new research university established in collaboration with MIT and offers degrees in engineering, computer science, and architecture with a strong emphasis on nurturing socially cognizant innovators, technologists, designers, and entrepreneurs. The HASS department plays a pivotal role in the university’s commitment to world-class teaching and research excellence. The current HASS faculty bring core expertise in anthropology, history, literature, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and the digital humanities. 


Candidates should submit the following materials through the "Apply Now" button:


  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  4. A statement of current and future research plans
  5. A 500-word description and selected bibliography of up to ten readings for two courses you may wish to offer OR two course syllabi
  6. A writing sample, such as a submitted journal article
  7. Names, affiliations, and email addresses of two references. Please note that candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation at that point. Please have your recommenders ready to send their letters via Interfolio or another means.


Full consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline of December 31, 2023.



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