Undergraduate Program Director (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) - Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

published Apr 3, 2015 9:02am
The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore seeks to hire an environmental earth system scientist as Undergraduate Program Director. ASE, a new interdisciplinary School, focuses on Asian environmental challenges integrating Earth systems, environmental life sciences, ecology, and the social sciences to address key issues of the environment and sustainability. ASE supports a small, select major program in Environmental Earth Systems Science that attracts top Singaporean students. The major was launched in 2014 and will eventually include ~250 students total. ASE also runs a larger minor program in Environmental Sustainability, and teaches large courses to support the minor and general education requirements for students from across the University.

Position Description

The selected candidate will:
  • Lead the Undergraduate Program Committee in administration of all aspects of the undergraduate major and minor programs
  • Manage a diverse group of administrative, and undergraduate laboratory and field staff
  • Develop and teach introductory and advanced courses including laboratory and/or discussion sessions for the undergraduate major and minor
  • Maintain research in their field, focusing on projects that involve undergraduates in research (up to 20% of the appointment)
The position will be appointed for a 1-3 year term, with the ability to renew. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer is a member of the Asian School of the Environment reporting to the Chair of the School and the Associate Chair (Academic). He/she will work closely with a team including faculty and staff at the Asian School of the Environment and across the University.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in environmental science, ecology, earth science, environmental social science or a related field
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to work well with a team in a dynamic working environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
Preferred Qualifications
  • In-depth knowledge of learning theory and supporting pedagogy
  • Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduates
To apply, please submit the following materials to: eos_humanresources@ntu.edu.sg
  • Teaching Statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • The names of 2 references who are familiar with your work
For additional information, please contact Dr. Malinda Kent-Corson, at mkentcorson@ntu.edu.sg. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.