Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics (English Language and Literature Academic Group)

  • The English Language and Literature Academic Group (ELL AG) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore is committed to high-quality research and innovative teaching in the areas of English language and linguistics, literature, and English teacher education. We have a strong team of highly dedicated faculty members engaged in cutting-edge disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and education research, committed to bringing theoretically-robust and practice-relevant perspectives to our classrooms. As an academic department within an institution devoted to teacher education, a key thrust of ELL is to develop impactful research and teaching in partnership with schools and teachers, and our mission is to develop critically-engaged, socially-responsible, knowledgeable, and passionate individuals and English teachers for the 21st century.

    The ELL AG invites qualified applicants to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of applied linguistics.

  • Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

    • Academic Discourse
    • Classroom Language Teaching Approaches
    • Corpus Linguistics
    • Language Acquisition and Development
    • Literacies and Multiliteracies
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Research Methodology
    • Sociolinguistics 

    In addition, applicants must have:

    • a relevant doctorate degree from a university of good international standing,
    • an established track record of research and relevant publications in reputable peer-reviewed international journals,
    • an established record of excellent teaching in a relevant area at undergraduate or graduate levels (preferably both),
    • a willingness to teach/support the work of colleagues beyond one’s niche area of expertise.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to:

    • contribute to teaching and course development at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as related activities such as the supervision of teaching practice, and thesis supervision, 
    • develop a strong research agenda and maintain a strong publication record,
    • undertake administrative and/or leadership roles and to contribute to other service-related activities at the academic group or institution level,
    • establish partnerships with local and international researchers and practitioners to explore avenues for research and teaching that will create an impact in the discipline and/or educational practice.
  • Please complete the Application Form for Academic Positions and submit it together with the following:

    • A cover letter
    • A Curriculum Vitae that includes work experience, qualifications, teaching experience, research accomplishments, and service records. A full publication list in APA format (with the most recent publication listed first) should be included. Journal articles, book chapters, books, conference proceedings, etc. should be listed clearly under separate headings. 
    • A statement of research interests
    • A statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and student feedback on teaching 
    • Three sample publications
    • Names, addresses, and email addresses of three academic referees

    All applications should be addressed to:
    Head, Human Resource Department
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65) 6790 3098
    Fax: (65) 6896 9360

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

  • The closing date for applications is 23 August 2018 or until the position is filled.