Nanyang Technological University

  • Singapore
  • ¬£Excellent
  • Academic - faculty
  • Closing date 31 Jan 2019

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Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at NTU Singapore (NTU; www.ntu.edu.sg) seeks applications for the position of (i) Assistant or Associate Professor and (ii) Professor for the study of Human-Environment Interactions as part of an initiative to expand the Society and Earth Systems specialization.

The Asian School of the Environment is a new interdisciplinary School that focuses on Asian environmental challenges. The School integrates Earth systems, environmental life sciences, ecology, engineering, humanities, and the social sciences to address key issues of sustainability and the environment. The new position will complement existing linkages between the ASE and the Complexity Institute, the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and the Earth Observatory of Singapore in NTU Singapore.

We seek candidates with demonstrable potential to help establish ASE as a leader in studies in human-environment interactions in Southeast Asia. Research fields of interest include but are not limited to: Environmental and Ecological Economics; Environmental Decision-Making, Governance and Policy; Societal Drivers and Impacts from Climate Change, Risk and Resilience, Dynamics of Anthropogenic Change; Coupled human-environmental systems.

For these positions, we seek scientists with outstanding track records of academic research and teaching. The successful candidate will help establish the School as a leader in studies in human-environment interactions in the region.


It is expected that you will lead innovative research on human-environment interactions in Southeast Asia using either or both data-driven quantitative methods and analysis techniques and/or qualitative methods and analysis techniques. The ASE offers excellent opportunities for cross-disciplinary research.


You will teach undergraduate and graduate classes in the ASE and ensure high-quality education in the subject matter. You will also supervise PhD students in your discipline. You will help to build the Society and Earth Systems undergraduate and graduate curricula, which include significant interdisciplinary overseas fieldwork components.


As a faculty member at the ASE, you play an important role in society through your research and teaching, and through your active participation in educational committees and working groups of ASE and NTU Singapore.


Successful candidates should have:

* A PhD in geography/ environmental economics/ environmental sciences/ anthropology/ political science or related discipline

* Proven experience in high quality interdisciplinary academic research

* A strong scientific track record with international publications

* Demonstrable excellence in teaching

* For applicants for associate or full professorships, demonstrated leadership in managing research teams, attracting research funding and project management with multiple partners

* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to function in international teams


All applications including a letter of interest of no more than 3 pages, including the names and email addresses of three referees and a CV should be submitted and addressed to ASE-EnvSoc@ntu.edu.sg before 31 January 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application package, including research and teaching statements.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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