Faculty Position: Lecturer, Quantitative Reasoning Programme
The University Scholars Programme (USP), a premier undergraduate honours programme at the National University of Singapore, one of Asia’s leading research universities, is looking for a full-time lecturer to teach Quantitative Reasoning (QR) through a topic-based course of your own design.
The USP is an interdisciplinary programme that partners with seven NUS faculties and schools: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Design and Environment, Engineering, Law, and Science. The goal of the USP QR initiative is to develop rigorous and intellectually challenging courses that teach students how to understand and to critically think about the logic of quantitative reasoning, as well as how to apply QR tools in addressing real-world problems. Instructors will design their own classes on topics of interest to them. Working with the other QR instructors to guide the growth of the QR programme within USP, instructors will maintain a set of common QR ‘goals’ to be taught across all QR courses.
The position is on the non-tenured Educator Track, contracted for three years in the first instance and renewable subject to good performance. There is the possibility of progressing to an open-contract Associate Professor position on the Educator Track. Classes are capped at 25 students. The appointee will also have the opportunity to develop and teach non-QR modules in USP.
Remuneration and benefits, including research funding opportunities to support disciplinary scholarship and strength in pedagogy that can translate into good teaching, are highly competitive on the global research university level.
Candidates must hold a PhD by August 2018 in any disciplinary background where quantitative reasoning is essential; in particular, in subjects related to applied sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and data analytics. Prior experience in teaching undergraduates will be an advantage. We are especially interested in active scholars who have conducted quantitative research and have been involved in interdisciplinary teaching.
Interested applicants should submit only the following five documents as their initial application package:
(1) a cover letter
(2) a résumé
(3) a one-page statement of the principles that underlie their teaching
(4) a one-page plan for first-year course that meets the goals listed above, targeting a mixed group of dynamic undergraduates from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The plan should articulate a central question that the module will seek to address including the quantitative techniques that students will learn
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We are looking for candidates who can begin in January 2019. Completed applications received by 18 July 2018 will receive full consideration. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide further information and to make a campus visit.
Please send applications to Director, University Scholars Programme, at email@example.com.
Faculty Position: Creative Writing Instructor (Part-Time)
The University Scholars Programme (USP), an interdisciplinary undergraduate honours programme at the National University of Singapore would like to hire a part-time creative writing instructor for the duration of the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year (August-December 2018). The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct weekly workshops over a 10-11 week period either in the evenings or weekends. The specific topic of the workshop or the mode and genre of the type of creative writing being taught should be in the area of the instructor's expertise. The instructor should desirably be available to meet with USP students outside workshop hours as well. We also welcome additional suggestions from applicants about what additional activities they can offer in this position.
The remuneration for this position will be based on the NUS' standard rates for casual teaching.
To be eligible for this position, applicants should, at minimum, be a published author of any written mode and genre. However, the possession of an advanced degree in fine arts, such as an MFA, the expertise of multiple modes and genres, and the experience of teaching creative writing will be an obvious advantage.
To apply for this position, applicants must submit:
* A cover letter addressed to the director of the University Scholars Programme, explaining why they are interested in the position and what unique qualities they can bring to the position of creative writing instructor;
* A CV that includes education, previous and current employment, names and contact details of two referees, a detailed list of creative works in progress and past publications; and other information related to their expertise in creative writing;
* A one-page statement on the workshop they would like to conduct, which includes a description of the workshop and the syllabus;
* and, if possible, a one-page statement about another activity related to the teaching of creative writing that they can also conduct;
* A brief excerpt of their best publication;
* and a signed copy of the NUS Personal Data Consent Form, which can be downloaded from http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/applicationprocess/NUS-Personal-Data-Consent-for-Job-Applicants.pdf.
All completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 6 pm on 13 July 2018. Shortlisted individuals will be contacted for an interview within the next week.
More information about the USP can be found at http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg.
For enquiries about this position, please contact Dr Yew Kong Leong at LYEW@nus.edu.sg.