Faculty Position: 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. 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 a non-tenure 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 in the educator track. The normal teaching load is two sections or courses per semester. 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 2016 in any discipline from any relevant disciplinary background where quantitative reasoning is integral (e.g., psychology, all sciences, public health, data analytics, mathematics, sociology, etc.). We strongly encourage candidates from the social sciences to apply. 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 science and arts undergraduates. The plan should articulate a central question that the module will seek to address including the quantitative techniques that students will learn.
(5) NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants.

We are looking for candidates who can begin in July 2017. Completed applications received by 13 January 2017 will receive full consideration. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide further information and to make a campus visit.

Please send applications to uspbox24@nus.edu.sg or by mail to:

Director, University Scholars Programme
National University of Singapore
18 College Avenue East
Singapore 138593

More information about the USP and QR can be found on our website: usp.nus.edu.sg.
More information about careers at NUS can be found on the NUS careers website: nus.edu.sg/careers/careeropportunities.htm

Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2017

FAQs: View here
Application Form: Download here

About The Residency
The Singapore Creative Writing Residency is offering two residencies. One residency is for a Singapore writer and one for an international writer. Jointly organised by the National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and The Arts House, the Singapore Creative Writing Residency aims to:

a) Provide time, opportunity and environment for the resident to complete a written work in the English language of substantial length and content;
b) Provide mentorship for students and potential writers in Singapore, and stimulate new writing from them through public programmes organised by the resident.

Residency Support
Both residents will receive a monthly stipend and the international resident will reside at NUS.

Who May Apply
The programme invites applicants of any nationality. Applicants must:
a) Be a published writer;
b) Not be enrolled as a full time student in an undergraduate or graduate programme or fully employed by any organisation at the time of appointment of the Residency;
c) Be a citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore to be appointed as a local Resident writer.

Assessment Criteria
Selection for the Residency will be based on:
a) Artistic achievement and potential of the applicant;
b) The strength of his/her proposal for activities during the Residency including conducting public programmes involving students and potential writers; and
c) Interview performance (for shortlisted candidates only)

Application Procedure
Submit the application form together with:
a) Curriculum vitae (with two references; photo optional);
b) two copies of a representative body of work (hard copies, i.e. books, as well as soft copies sent via PDF will be accepted) to display accomplishment and commitment to a literary career;
c) A proposal for the Residency outlining your plans, paying special attention to plans for generating interaction and discussion among students and young writers in Singapore; including public programmes at The Arts House, and mentorship programmes for students and young writers in Singapore;
d) A signed copy of the NUS Personal Data Consent form.

Closing Date Application form and all supporting materials should be postmarked no later than 14 February 2017, and addressed to:

Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2017
University Scholars Programme, NUS
18 College Avenue East
Singapore 138593

For more information, please refer to FAQs.

Please send enquiries to programmes@artshouse.sg or uspbox24@nus.edu.sg