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

  • The Psychological Studies Academic Group (PS AG) 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 invite suitably qualified applicants for positions at the Assistant Professor level in School Psychology and Counselling Psychology with the Psychological Studies (PS) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE). The position may be in any of the relevant areas of psychology such as educational, counselling and school psychology, preferably with expertise in psychological assessment and intelligence testing in the domain of special educational or developmental disabilities.


  • Successful candidates must have :

    A doctorate degree in a relevant field, specializing in educational/school/ counselling psychology
    Eligibility for certification by Singapore Psychological Society and/or Singapore Association for Counselling is preferred and will be an advantage
    Evidence of strong research productivity 
    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 track record in university teaching and research, preferably at an institution of good standing and / or a promising trajectory in research and publication. 
    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    The following are preferred:
    Familiarity with the Singapore education system and/or working with students with various exceptionalities 
    Experience with development or/and validation of instruments used in psychological assessment of individuals with developmental disabilities


  • Successful candidates will be expected to :

    teach existing and new courses at undergraduate and higher degree levels, as well as pre-service and in-service teacher education, more specifically in academic and/or behavioral assessment and intervention, school psychology and school 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 at: :

    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.