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Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology and Counselling (Psychological Studies Academic Group)

  • The Psychological Studies Academic Group (PS) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore is a team of dedicated educators and psychologists who strive passionately to apply psychological principles to education. Across our faculty, we have expertise ranging from education and teacher education to diverse fields of psychology such as educational and school psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, counselling psychology, and psychometrics. We are unified in our aim to make psychology more accessible to the community – who are our undergraduates, pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and aspiring specialists in guidance, counselling and applied psychology.

    We have a strong focus on teaching and innovative pedagogy, and a research culture that views psychology as an integrative discipline to help us advance our understanding of human thought and behavior to help individuals adapt and learn at their best. 

    We invite suitably qualified applicants for positions at the Assistant Professor level in Counselling Psychology and Counselling.  The position may be in the relevant areas of counselling and psychology such as counselling psychology and clinical psychology.

  • Successful candidates must have :

    • A doctorate degree in a relevant field, specializing in counselling psychology/ counselling
    • Eligibility for certification by Singapore Psychological Society and/or Singapore Association for Counselling is preferred and will be an advantage
    • Willingness to understand and support the work of colleagues beyond one’s niche area of expertise 
    • A strong commitment to and aptitude for teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels
    • A good record of accomplishment in teaching and research, and / or a promising trajectory in research and publication. 
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Familiarity with the Singapore education system and/or working with students with various exceptionalities is preferred
  • Successful candidates will be expected to :

    • Teach existing and new courses at the undergraduate, pre-service, in-service and graduate levels, more specifically in counselling related courses.
    • Supervise graduate students in their dissertations/theses as well as student practicum and/or fieldwork in multi-cultural settings.
    • Develop a research agenda and program, and to publish in reputable journals as is customary in his/her field 
    • Establish professional connections with local and international researchers and practitioners involved in the specific expertise area 
    • Share expertise with NIE colleagues through various platforms 
    • Undertake administrative and/or leadership roles and to contribute to other service related activities at the department and Institute levels 
    • Engage in program leadership and curriculum design and development
  • Applicants should complete and submit the following items to Ms Joey Lim:

    • Application Form for Academic Positions
    • A cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position 
    • A CV including a full publication list
    • A statement of research interests
    • A statement of teaching philosophy and experience and evidence of teaching excellence (if available)
    • 1 to 3 of your best publications 
    • Contact details of three referees (3 academic referees OR 2 academic and 1 professional) 
    • Any other documents beyond those stated on the application form that demonstrates your qualifications and credentials 

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

  • This position will remain open until filled.
  • For enquiries, interested applicants may write to joey.lim@nie.edu.sg, Psychological Studies Academic Group.