Job Announcement: Asst Prof in Medical Humanities, NTU Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at NTU Singapore, invites qualified academics to apply for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Medical Humanities. This position will be a joint appointment between the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (75%) and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (25%).

HSS and LKCSM seek to appoint a scholar within the field of “medical humanities” (history of medicine, medical sociology, medical anthropology, medical philosophy, or studies of global health). We particularly encourage applications by candidates whose research will complement our existing strengths in social studies of science and technology and “global Asia” and develop our research in interdisciplinary fields including: traditional and modern medicine in Asia; the cultural contexts of health and health care; cross-cultural studies of mental health; global health challenges; gender and health; environment and health; studies of reproductive and end-of-life health; or health policy. Although the precise specialization is open, some preference will be given to applicants whose work demonstrates relevance to Asia. The successful candidate will lead the Medical Humanities integrated theme at LCKSM. This will involve teaching existing medical humanities workshops to be delivered in years 1 and 2 of the medical curriculum and developing materials and activities for upper division medical students. A further responsibility of the post holder will be the maintenance and expansion of LKCSM’s medical humanities resources.

A PhD in a field related to one of the disciplines listed above is required.

Candidates should have excellent writing and oral communication skills, a strong publication record and substantial amount of teaching experience.

The successful applicant will contribute to the School’s development of the undergraduate and graduate curricula and will be expected to teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

Emoluments and General Terms & Conditions of Service
The commencing salary will depend on the candidate’s qualifications, experience and the level of appointment offered. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Appointments.

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Positions.aspx). Please send your application package consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching statement, research statement, and names and addresses of at least three references.

The Search Committee (Medical Humanities)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

History Programme
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332
Email:  historysearch@ntu.edu.sg

Deadline for submission of all materials: 1 December 2016

Only successful candidates will be notified of the results of their applications.