Assistant Professor in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group (CTL)

National Institute of Education

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The Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group (CTL) invites applications with an earned doctorate and/or research portfolio in teacher education and professional learning for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. More information on CTL can be found at

Successful applicants will actively initiate and/or participate in research examining a wide range of teacher learning issues such as teacher and teaching quality, teacher research, and teacher professional development, both within and beyond the Singapore educational system. They will work with a team of faculty to develop and teach courses, and pioneer changes in teacher education and professional learning in schools. They will also contribute to services at the departmental, institutional, national and international levels. Workplace experience in educational settings inclusive of schools is preferred.


  • An earned doctorate in a field relevant to curriculum, teaching, and teacher education
  • Indicators of ability to secure and manage competitive grants
  • An emerging record of publications in reputable peer-reviewed, international journals
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, and research practice
  • A developing international network of scholarly collaborators
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written English)
  • Willingness to understand and support the work of colleagues beyond one’s niche expertise


  • To conceptualize, design, implement and sustain productive research programmes in teacher education and professional learning.
  • To teach existing and new courses in initial teacher education, executive and graduate programmes
  • To supervise initial teacher education and/or graduate students
  • To publish research in reputable journals or other outlets as is customary in his/her field
  • To establish professional connections with local and international researchers and practitioners in the specific expertise area
  • To share expertise with NIE colleagues through various platforms

Applicants should complete and submit the following items to

  • Application Form for Academic Positions (
  • A cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • Course outline or teaching plan of courses you may be interested in teaching
  • A resume including a publication list, names of three referees and your desired starting date of employment
  • Your best publications
  • Any other documents beyond those listed here or requested on the application form that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials

Closing Date: 4 Apr 2018

Review of applicants will commence immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Other Information

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Associate Professor Kelvin Tan, Head of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, at email:

Note to applicants

We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).

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