Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Drama Education

National Institute of Education

The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives.  

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education. 

The Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group at the NIE invites applications for the position of Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Drama Education. 


  1. Candidates applying for Assistant/Associate Professor should have a PhD in Drama Education.  Candidates applying for Lecturer should have at least a Masters degree in Drama Education, preferably with a dissertation and/or minor thesis, and/or a suitable equivalent.
  2. Candidates for Lecturer should indicate a strong and sustained practice in Drama Education, with indications of curriculum development in schools, research interest and publication capacity.
  3. Experience in teaching drama as a subject or a vehicle for learning at primary or secondary school level; expertise in teaching at undergraduate, post-graduate and diploma (including in-service) levels, with indications of ability to teach Drama Education theory, practice and pedagogy being highly desirable. Significant teaching experience at public or private schools is a necessary requirement for the Assistant/Associate Professor position.
  4. Capacities for teaching, research and administrative duties including supervision of pre-service teachers during their practicum assignments at schools.
  5. Candidates for Assistant/Associate Professor should have an established publication record of research in Drama Education, with indications of research grant awards and capacities in a range of drama-based / arts-based research methodologies.
  6. Experience in successful supervision of post-graduate students in Drama Education, at both PhD and Masters levels for the Assistant/Associate Professor position.
  7. Expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas: 
    • Drama Pedagogy and Drama in Education – Theory and Practice
    • Drama Curriculum: Curriculum Development, Implementation and Theory
    • Theatre For Young People / Youth Theatre
    • Directing / Devising / Playbuilding in Schools
    • Applied Theatre / Theatre in the Community
    • Qualitative Research Methodologies including experience and/or knowledge of Drama-based / Arts-based Research for the Assistant/Associate Professor position 

Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in the field of Drama Education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervise student teachers in teaching practicum. Candidates will also be allocated administrative responsibilities. Candidates appointed as Assistant/Associate Professor will also be expected to mentor and supervise masters and doctoral students, and lead or collaborate in funded research projects, as well as maintain a strong research and publication record. 

For enquiries, please write to Associate Professor Eugene I. Dairianathan, Head of Visual & performing Arts Academic Group, at email: eugene.d@nie.edu.sg

Please complete and send the prescribed Application Form for Academic Positions (http://www.nie.edu.sg/about-us/careers#submit-an-application), together with your detailed curriculum vitae, which should include areas of research interest, list of publications and names and addresses, email addresses or fax numbers of at least three referees to:

Head, Human Resource Department
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616
Tel: (65) 6790 3098
Fax: (65) 6896 9360
Email: hrdacad@nie.edu.sg

Closing date
Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

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