Department of Chinese Studies 中文系

Career


The Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore, is one of the leading institutions in the world in the fields of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language and a major centre in Southeast Asia. We invite applications for the following positions:

1. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Educator Track)

The track aims to attract, nurture and retain suitably qualified and highly effective faculty members who approach teaching as scholarly practice and who therefore focus on and are passionate about excellence in teaching as a means of supporting student learning. The minimum academic qualification is a PhD in Chinese Studies, preferably with expertise in the history of China and Singapore studies. A proven record of excellent teaching, creative pedagogical approaches for teaching first-year and/or large modules and an interest in pedagogical research will be an advantage. The appointment will begin as soon as possible thereafter for an initial period of three years with the possibility of contract renewal subject to good performance, departmental teaching needs and continued relevance of the faculty member’s contributions. The Educator Track scheme has clearly defined career progression to Senior Lecturer (term contract) and finally Associate Professor (open contract).

2. Tenure Track/Educator Track (Open Rank) in Translation/Interpretation

Applicants for this position should have formal training in Translation/Interpretation and a PhD in Translation or a related field; extensive practical experience in translation/interpretation will be an added asset. The areas of expertise we are looking for will also include translation skills training on professional texts (e.g. business translation, medical translation, legal translation, etc.). The successful applicant will be expected to have a strong commitment to a) teach Translation/Interpretation (Chinese – English, English – Chinese) at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; b) provide supervision to students in Translation; c) undertake research in Translation and/or related areas; d) play an active role in the Department’s curriculum and development; and e) provide support to management and professional service where required. S/he should possess native-speaking, or near native-speaking, competence in both Chinese and English so as to be able to teach and conduct research in this area.

3. Tenure Track (Open Rank) in Contemporary China Studies

Applicants for this position should have expertise in any one or more of the following areas: (1) Post-1949 Chinese culture and society; (2) Media in contemporary China; (3) Contemporary PRC politics. Applicants are expected to conduct research, teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (in Chinese and English), advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to department, university, and professional service.

NUS is a leading university in Asia which provides rich resources and opportunities for research, competitive remuneration and generous benefits, including subsidized housing and medical coverage.

Applicants should send, by email attachment, to the Search Committee at fasbox64@nus.edu.sg, a dossier:

  1. Covering letter and CV;
  2. Statements of research accomplishments and teaching philosophy/methodology;
  3. Complete list of publications (including theses and dissertations) and samples;
  4. Course outlines and copies of student evaluations of courses taught;
  5. Three letters of reference and one from PhD supervisor (for lecturer-educator track and assistant professor tenure track posts);
  6. Six names of referees with full contact details (for associate professor and above)

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2020. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information, please refer to these websites:
Department of Chinese Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Working in National University of Singapore

 

RESEARCH FELLOW IN CHINESE STUDIES/SINGAPORE STUDIES, NUS (FULL TIME)(2 Year Contract)

Kenneth Dean (Raffles Professor of Humanities at the National University of Singapore, Head of the Department of Chinese Studies and Research Cluster Leader for Religion and Globalisation, Asia Research Institute) invites applications for the position of Research Fellow in Chinese Studies/Singapore Studies.

Job Description

The position will involve data entry and tagging of Chinese texts of stone inscriptions, and other Chinese historical materials related to temples and associations in Singapore, as well as fieldwork and interviews with local Chinese religious leaders. You will need to work closely with other members of the group and also assist Prof Dean with various areas of his research.

Requirements

The applicant should possess a PhD in the Social Sciences or Humanities, preferably with expertise in Singapore studies or local Chinese religious studies and should preferably have the following:

  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills in English and Chinese
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • General interest in Singaporean culture and history
  • Some knowledge of database construction and maintenance
  • Some knowledge of digital humanities research software (See: Singapore Historical GIS and Singapore Biographical Database)
  • Some knowledge of coding languages such as Python, Javascript, etc.
  • Some experience as a full-stack developer

Application Procedure

Interested scholars should submit the following via email to Ms Xue at arixy@nus.edu.sg:

  1. Application form (please click here to download form)
  2. Full curriculum vitae
  3. Academic Transcript(s)
  4. Cover Letter of no more than 800 words, explaining your past research experience and aptitude in relation to the research project
  5. Name and email addresses of three referees whom we may contact, one of whom should be your PhD supervisor

Please email your application and associated documents to Ms Xue Yiran by 30 November 2019. In the subject line of the email, please type “Application for Research Fellow”.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.