Professor and Head of Studies, Environmental Studies

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 multi-disciplinary field of Environmental Studies.  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 atmospheric sciences, coastal resource sustainability, food and agriculture, environmental health, water, or renewable energy, all with some significant connection to climate science, though candidates from all areas of Environmental Studies are strongly encouraged to apply.

As a senior academic within the Environmental Studies Program and College, the incoming faculty member will maintain an active research portfolio in his or her area of interest, and engage energetically in teaching in Environmental Studies and in the Common Curriculum (please see Additionally, as Head of Studies, the incoming post-holder will inform and develop the curriculum in Environmental Studies, aid in the leadership of both junior and senior faculty, as well as mentor faculty through promotion and tenure processes and reinforce key standards and expectations on this front.  

The successful applicant must demonstrate a distinguished international career in the field of Environmental Studies, proven excellence and commitment to undergraduate teaching, 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 existing structure of the Environmental Studies major; and the names and contact information of three academic referees.  These can be uploaded at quoting reference 2552.  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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