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Lecturer for 'Inquiry and Communication in an Interdisciplinary World' in the Language and Communication Centre

Nanyang Technological University - School of Humanities (SoH)

Location: Singapore - Singapore
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 15th October 2021
Job Ref: R00007433

Lecturer for “Inquiry and Communication in an Interdisciplinary World” in the Language and Communication Centre 

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities. 

The School of Humanities (SoH), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore invites applications for Lecturer positions for a course titled “Inquiry and Communication in an Interdisciplinary World” in the Language and Communication Centre. 

New Curriculum

NTU is transforming its education objectives towards more interdisciplinarity and collaborative learning for the foundation years of its undergraduate curriculum. A new interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum will be introduced in the academic year of 2021 to develop students’ cognitive agility, competence, and character, besides their disciplinary major. This new curriculum consists of a set of 7 core courses which will form part of the overall degree requirement in all NTU undergraduate programmes. The courses will be concentrated over the first two years of study comprising mixed classes of students from different disciplinary programmes, so that they can embrace multidisciplinary group learning as part of the overall academic expectation from the start of their university education. Students will collaborate in different teams for their course projects or assignments. 

Content for the 7 common core courses is developed by a diverse mix of faculty and integrated to understand issues from various perspectives. Aligned with the learning outcomes of the desired attributes of an NTU graduate, the courses are curated to focus on key transferable skills and the global challenges of the modern world. The courses will adopt the flipped classroom and collaborative learning pedagogy, with content made available prior to classes, to facilitate collaborative discussion through group-based activities during class time. 

About the School of Humanities

A dynamic hub of research excellence, the School of Humanities provides a rigorous and holistic education to develop students into well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically and articulate their ideas clearly and confidently. 

The Language and Communication Centre in the School of Humanities offers communication courses to undergraduate and graduate students across the university, particularly in the disciplines of engineering, the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. 

Requirements 

The School of Humanities seeks to fill 3 Lecturer positions in the Language and Communication Centre. Instructors are sought for a course titled “Inquiry and Communication in an Interdisciplinary World,” one of the core courses in its new Interdisciplinary Collaborative Curriculum (ICC) for all NTU undergraduates. This foundational course will develop students’ written and oral communication skills, as well as their ability to read and analyse texts. 

Successful candidates will be expected to teach academic writing and communication skills, and to conduct research. 

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply: 

  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Linguistics, Literature, or Rhetoric and Composition
  • Experience in teaching academic and/or discipline-specific writing
  • Interest in new media and digital literacy
  • An active research agenda 

Application

Applicants are invited to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, teaching evaluations, names and contact details of at least three referees) through the NTU career portal: here

Enquiries about the position may be addressed to: 

Director, Language and Communication Centre

Email: D-LCC@ntu.edu.sg

Applications will be open until 15 October 2021. 

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