Professor and Head of Studies, Physical Sciences

Yale-NUS College

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, seeks to appoint an accomplished scholar to assume a senior role in the field of physical sciences.  Applicants should be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring within their specialties and in the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum.  An ongoing research program that incorporates undergraduates would be highly desirable.  Preferred research areas include experimental condensed matter and atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics, though candidates from all areas of the physical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

As a senior academic within the Division of Science, the incoming faculty member will inform and develop the curriculum in the Division, aid in the leadership of both junior and senior faculty, maintain an active research portfolio in his or her given discipline or area of interest, and engage energetically in teaching in the physical sciences and in the Common Curriculum (please see Additionally, as Head of Studies, the incoming post-holder will be expected to lead, coordinate, and mentor Division of Science faculty members, including reinforcing key standards and expectations for promotion and tenure processes.   

The successful applicant should have a specialization in any area of the physical sciences, must demonstrate a distinguished international career in the field, and will also exhibit the vision and desire to play a significant role in the formative years of a dynamic start-up in the world of higher education.  The position will be a tenured appointment, and the appointee will be expected to begin work in time for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.  Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level.  Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through various grants, research, and travel allowances. 

 The executive search firm Perrett Laver will support Yale-NUS College in identifying and then evaluating candidates. For further information, please contact Perrett Laver at or +44 (0) 207 340 6200.   Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; and the names and contact information of three academic referees.  These can be uploaded at quoting reference 2150.  Review of applications will commence on September 30, 2016; early application is encouraged.

The full field of candidates will be reviewed in October and short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter. The interview process will include on-campus visits for the finalists.  The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  For more information about Yale-NUS College, please visit our web site at:

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS College via Perrett Laver, they authorize Yale-NUS College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. Candidates may also understand that Yale-NUS College will not use their data for any purposes beyond those relevant to the application process, and that their data remains secure and confidential.

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