Dr Mukhlis Abu Bakar was appointed the post of Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, NIE on 1 July 2004.
Dr Mukhlis has taught Malay language and lingustics at the Department of Malay Studies of the National University of Singapore from 1995 to 2002.
He served as Higher Degree External Examiners of the National University of Singapore and the University of Malaya, and as Reviewer for a number of internationally refereed journals.
With the Ministry of Education, Dr Mukhlis served as Member in the Malay Language Curriculum and Pedagogy Review Committee in 2005 and again in the Malay Language Review Committee in 2010. He is also a member of the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee since 2007. In addition, he also served as Consultant in Action Research for Malay Language teachers in a number of school clusters.
Dr Mukhlis' other contributions include serving as a member of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) Postgraduate Scholarship Committee and aLIVE Curriculum Review Panel.