Lecturer in Social Sciences in Gerontology
Temasek Polytechnic

Lecturer/ Diploma in Social Sciences in Gerontology

Agency: Temasek Polytechnic
Job no.: 539843
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore

We prepare school-leavers and working adults for a future of dynamic change, with relevant knowledge, lifelong skills, character, and a thirst for continuous improvement.


  • Conduct and deliver lessons to full-time diploma students and part-time adult learners in subjects on ageing issues, equipping them with knowledge and skills to provide quality services to older adults in three key areas:

- Health and wellness
- Community and lifestyle
Social services 

  • Design, prepare and develop teaching and learning materials (for face-to-face and online learning) and assessments in various areas, including physical activity, programme planning, healthy active ageing, health promotion and administration of ageing services
  • Mentor and supervise students in internships and projects
  • Be attuned to the latest developments in the industry and translate them into relevant learning for students
  • Represent the diploma/school in various committee work, publicity and events
  • Be involved in applied research work with industry
  • Other additional duties as necessary


  • Qualification in gerontology, physiotherapy, or occupational therapy preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience working with or supporting older adults in community settings. Experience in senior physical fitness training, occupational therapy or physiotherapy will be highly regarded
  • A passion and genuine interest to share knowledge and teach in various delivery modes and interact with youth
  • Have strong industry contacts with the health, community and/or social service sectors
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills and adaptability to fast-paced and changing environment
  • Allied Health Professions Council Registration will be an advantage
  • Familiarity with ageing-related technology preferred

Advertised: 24 Apr 2020

Applications close: 31 May 2020

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