• The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the
    world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research. Founded in 1950 with areas of expertise spanning education, sciences and the humanities, 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, the world’s top young university[1], NIE is consistently ranked within the top in the world for research impact in the field of Education. Our research philosophy is focused on impacting pedagogical practices, improving learner outcomes and informing policy formation in Singapore, the Asia-Pacific region and globally. Our eminent academics and researchers are recognised for their expertise not just in education, but also in various disciplines from plasma physics to applied linguistics.

    Academic Positions (Faculty & Research Staff)

    To meet the demands of a dynamic education milieu, we are looking for outstanding scholars and academics who are (or are showing clear promise to be) leaders in their fields, particularly in but not limited to areas such as early childhood education, future learning and emergent pedagogies, learning sciences, curriculum and policy studies, arts and languages, visual and performing arts, social sciences, mathematics, pure sciences (physics, chemistry and biology), sports and physical sciences, and multidisciplinary research.

    As a member of our faculty and academic / research staff, you can enjoy excellent support in terms of research grant opportunities, a highly conducive environment for research work and professional development, and a collegial work culture that rewards innovation and excellence.

    Management & Support Services positions

    Our academic programmes and initiatives are well-supported by a dedicated group of management and professional administrative staff. At NIE, we believe that “Every Staff is an Ambassador”. We are constantly on the lookout for talent in various areas of expertise to help take the Institute to the next level of distinction. If you value innovative thinking, collegiality, professionalism and integrity, you may just be who we are looking for.

    Build and further your career with us! Click on the Vacancies tab below for available openings in Faculty, Research, and Management & Support Services positions.

    [1] In 2015, the university was ranked 1st in the world among universities below the age of 50 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In another ranking by the Times Higher Education, NTU is placed 2nd among the global top 150 universities under the age of 50.

  • Please indicate the post(s) and the reference number(s) of the post(s) which you are applying for at the top left hand corner of the envelope. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    1. Academic Appointments

    Please refer to Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Academic Appointment.

    Application Form for Academic Positions

    For enquiries, please contact the staff stated in the advertisement or email us at

    2. Research Positions

    Please complete and submit Application Form for Research Positions by the closing date to the staff and department stated in the advertisement

    3. Management & Support Services Positions

    Please click here to drop your resume/apply for the available positions.

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  • Academic Position

    The terms and conditions of service for a normal three year contract are highlighted in brief below and are subject to rules and regulations governing the various schemes, and to changes as may be determined by the University from time to time.

    1. Contract

    A new appointee to an academic position in the University is usually placed on contract.  Further contracts will be considered by the relevant School Reappointment Committee convened by the School Chair.  Decisions on continued employment are usually conveyed to faculty members about 3 months before the expiry of their contracts.

    Tenure contract refers to a full-time permanent faculty position with no periodic contract reappointments.  A faculty on tenure-track will be eligible for tenure consideration and the tenure decision for Assistant Professors and Associate Professors will be made no later than the 9th and 6th year of employment respectively.

    2. Remuneration

    Faculty members will be paid an annual salary, which shall be in Singapore currency and paid in monthly installments on or before the last working day of every calendar month. Salary in respect of an incomplete month and/or year of employment will be on a pro-rata basis. The annual salary comprises the Monthly Base Salary (multiplied by 12 months). Income tax payable on salary will be borne by faculty member.

    (a)   Monthly Base Salary

    The Monthly Base Salary of individuals will be reviewed annually by the University, and will be based on the performance of the faculty member and the national economic growth and productivity gains.

    (b)   Performance Bonus

    In addition to the payment of salary set out above, subject to the performance of the faculty member and the performance of the University, the University may in its absolute discretion decide to pay an Individual Performance Bonus.  

    The Individual Performance Bonus is not a contractual commitment and the University reserves the right to vary or withdraw it at any time.

    (c)   Superannuation Benefits

    Central Provident Fund (CPF) - for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) only.

    The University and faculty members who are Singapore Citizens or permanent residents will contribute monthly to the individual's CPF account at such rate as the CPF Act (Chapter 36) or regulations enacted thereunder may from time to time stipulate. The rates and limits of contributions are subject to revision in accordance with the rules as set out in the Central Provident Fund Act (Chapter 36). The contributions are income tax exempt. Information on rates and limits of CPF contributions are obtainable from the CPF Board's website at

    Special Payment For Foreign Staff (SPFS) - for foreigners on Employment Pass only.

    The University will pay to foreign faculty members on employment pass a monthly SPFS which shall be a percentage of the individual's Monthly Base Salary and Individual Performance Bonus which percentage shall be equivalent to the prevailing rates required to be contributed by the University to the Central Provident Fund (CPF) in respect of its local employees. The maximum amount of SPFS payable by the University shall also be equivalent to the maximum amount required to be contributed by the University to the CPF in respect of its local employees. The SPFS is subject to income tax.

    Based on the prevailing employer's CPF contribution rates and limits of payment the SPFS rates are given below:

    A)  SPFS on Monthly Base Salary

    Age of Faculty  Member SPFS Rate1 Limit on Monthly Base Salary for SPFS Computation
    55 & below  17.0%

    SPFS is computed based on the applicable CPF rate calculated on the Monthly Base Salary which is capped at S$6,000.

    Above 55 to 60  13.0%
    Above 60 to 65  9.0%
    Above 65  7.5%


    B) SPFS on Individual Performance Bonus

    Age of Faculty  Member SPFS Rate2 Limit on Monthly Base Salary for SPFS Computation
    55 & below  17.0%

    The limit on Performance Bonus for SPFS computation is calculated as follows:

    S$102,0003 less Annual Base Salary capped at S$72,000.

    Above 55 to 60  13.0%
    Above 60 to 65  9.0%
    Above 65  7.5%


    1 Applicable for monthly ordinary wages ≥ S$750. If the pro-rated salary is less than S$750 in a month, the SPFS rate will be based on the applicable employer’s CPF contribution rate as set out by the CPF Board.
    2 Applicable for monthly total ordinary wages ≥ S$750. If the pro-rated total wages is less than S$750 in a month, the SPFS rate will be based on the applicable employer’s CPF contribution rate as set out by the CPF Board.
    3 Equivalent to 17 months x S$6,000.

    3. Benefits

    Depending upon the terms of contract offered the following benefits may be applicable:

    • On-campus Subsidised University Housing (subject to availability)
    • Medical/Dental benefits
    • 42 days of annual leave per calendar year
    • For tenured faculty, up to 8 months of academic/industrial leave after 5 years of residential service
    • Up to 10 hours per week for outside consultation of a specialist nature. Faculty retain fees earned.
    • Relocation assistance upon appointment and cessation of service.

    All and any allowances or benefits which the faculty member may be eligible for will be subject to income tax which shall be borne by the faculty member. For further information, please refer to the website of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) at