Assistant Professor in Sociology (Humanities & Social Studies Education Academic Group)

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 Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education in Singapore combines the expertise of scholars and experienced education specialists in history, geography and social studies to deliver impactful research and teacher education programmes. We offer an extensive range of courses focused on both classroom pedagogy and disciplinary content relevant to history, geography, and social studies educators, curriculum specialists, undergraduate teaching scholars and higher degree students. HSSE scholarship in educational practice ─ as well as in the disciplines of history, geography, and social studies ─ is relevant to a range of 21st Century issues fundamental to the preparation of professionals interested in academic careers, school leadership and educational specialisations. HSSE also has several collaborative projects focused on digital humanities, sustainability, and disciplinary thinking that focus on innovations designed to lead practice and guide change in education.

HSSE Academic Group intends to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Sociology for its Primary and Secondary Social Studies Education programme.

Successful candidates must have:

  • A PhD in Sociology from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment.
  • A good record in teaching and research, and / or a promising trajectory in research and publication.
  • Familiarity with the Singapore Social Studies curriculum and the Singapore education system.
  • Some international experience (preferred).
  • Experience in teacher education (in secondary and/or elementary social studies teacher preparation).
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and technology skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate-level and in-service professional development courses focusing on content in the Social Studies Education programme. This will include courses in diversity, identities, Singapore Studies, globalisation, transnational migration, and educational sociology.
  • Supervise undergraduate pre-service teachers in their school teaching practice.
  • Mentor undergraduate pre-service teachers.
  • Teach postgraduate courses in the Master of Arts programme offered by HSSE.
  • Undertake any administrative/service duties required as exigency of service.

Applicants should complete and submit the following items to: 

Head, Human Resource Department
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk, 4th Storey Administration Building
Singapore 637616

  • Application Form for Academic Positions (
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, three writing samples and 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
This position will remain open until filled.

Other Information
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualification and experience.

More information on HSSE can be found at

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Associate Professor Mark Baildon, Head HSSE at

Note to applicants

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

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