Assistant Professor in Psychology
Nanyang Technological University


School of Social Sciences

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.


The School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in a full range of disciplines and actively promotes interdisciplinary learning and research.


Assistant Professor in Psychology


The School of Social Sciences at NTU invites invites applications for atenure-track Assistant Professorship in Psychology.


Psychology is one of four major programmes in SSS, alongside Economics, Sociology and Public Policy and Global Affairs. The Programme attracts excellent students to its BSocSci, MA, and PhD degree programmes, and provides General Elective Courses for the entire University community. The Psychology programme is young, dynamic and research-active. We have a growing international reputation, and are currently ranked 27th in the world (QS Psychology Subject Rankings 2021). The successful applicant will be expected to join us in mid 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate-level qualification in an appropriate Psychological field, be able to demonstrate effective teaching and training of undergraduate students, and have a strong track record of research commensurate with career stage (e.g., publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations). Candidates with specializations in one or more of these fields are particularly welcome: Personality Psychology, I/O Psychology, Bio-psychology and Clinical Psychology. For Clinical Psychology, evidence of excellence in teaching and/or clinical supervision is highly desirable.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to teaching and development of multiple courses at the undergraduate level, including introductory level survey-type courses, laboratory and methods courses, and seminar courses. The candidate will also participate in the administration of the Programme, and have opportunities to develop an independent research programme.


Essential selection criteria:

 The attainment of a PhD/DPhil in Psychology or a related discipline

 A strong research track record, including publications in international peer reviewed journals

 Experience and interest in teaching undergraduate psychology students, with a strong and demonstrable commitment to the organisation and delivery of teaching, particularly in one or more areas of Personality Psychology, I/O Psychology, Bio-psychology and/or Clinical Psychology

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills relevant to teaching and pastoral care

 Willingness and ability to contribute to the overall objectives of the Programme and School, working collaboratively with others


Desirable selection criteria:

 Experience of academic administration

 Experience with securing grant funding


Selection will be based on evidence of potential for high-quality research and effective teaching.  Relevant post-doctoral experience will be of significant advantage.


For further information about the School, and Psychology, at NTU, please refer to the following website:



The Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.


Application Procedure


The closing date for applications is 30 November 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants are invited to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and citation report) through the NTU career portal using this link.

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