Director of Arts Programs

Yale-NUS College

Yale-NUS College in Singapore, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, seeks to hire a Visual Artist, specialty and rank open.  The faculty member will supervise curricular and extra-curricular activities in the visual arts, teach courses in his or her field of expertise, and co-ordinate offerings by visiting artists.  Candidates should hold the requisite terminal degree.  Depending on the expertise, experience and level of administrative experience, the position will be placed either on the tenure track, or the practice track. Administrative experience in coordinating arts activities is a desirable qualification. 

The College would like to appoint an outstanding teacher, who is committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development and to closely mentoring students, as well as an active artist, whose work will benefit from and contribute to a vibrant intellectual community fostered by an interdisciplinary common curriculum in the liberal arts.  Increasingly, Singapore is the site of an emerging international arts scene, and in the arts, as in many other endeavors, it is a gateway to the rest of Asia. At the College there is a great interest in the arts among students, and the position brings with it the opportunity to provide leadership in managing the arts within and outside the academic curriculum. 

Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level.  Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through generous startup grants, annual research and travel budgets, and sabbatical leave. 

The executive search firm Perrett Laver will support Yale-NUS College in identifying candidates. Contact Perrett Laver for further information at or +44 (0) 207 340 6200.

Review of applications will begin January 13, 2017, and interviews will be held at the College Art Association annual meeting in New York, February 15-18 or by Skype.  Finalists will be brought to Singapore for final interviews and campus visit. The position begins August 2017. 

For questions concerning administrative aspects of the application, please contact: Humanities: Divisional Manager, Ms. Mastura Saleh at

Candidates will be contacted separately to submit a professional portfolio of recent creative work with up to 20 images.  A supplemental video portfolio (up to 3 minutes) may also be included but is not required. 

The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. For more information about Yale-NUS College, please visit

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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