Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education (Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group)

  • The Humanities and Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education in Singapore combines the expertise of scholars and experienced education specialists in history, geography and social studies to deliver impactful research and teacher education programmes. We offer an extensive range of courses focused on both classroom pedagogy and disciplinary content relevant to history, geography, and social studies educators, curriculum specialists, undergraduate teaching scholars and higher degree students. HSSE scholarship in educational practice ─ as well as in the disciplines of history, geography, and social studies ─ is relevant to a range of 21st Century issues fundamental to the preparation of professionals interested in academic careers, school leadership and educational specialisations. HSSE also has several collaborative projects focused on digital humanities, sustainability, and disciplinary thinking that focus on innovations designed to lead practice and guide change in education.

    The HSSE Academic Group intends to appoint a tenure-track Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education.

  • Successful candidates must have :

    • A PhD in Social Studies Education (secondary and/or elementary), or a related field, from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment.
    • A good record in teaching and research, and / or a promising trajectory in research and publication.
    • Familiarity with the Singapore Social Studies curriculum and the Singapore education system.
    • Some international experience (preferred).
    • Some background in Economics and economics education with ability to prepare A-Level Economics teachers (preferred).
    • Experience in teacher education (in secondary and/or elementary social studies teacher preparation).
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and technology skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to  

    • Teach undergraduate-level and in-service professional development courses in Social Studies Education.
    • Supervise undergraduate pre-service teachers in their school teaching practice.
    • Mentor undergraduate pre-service teachers.
    • Teach postgraduate courses in the Master of Arts programme offered by HSSE.
    • Undertake any administrative/service duties required as exigency of service.
  • Applicants should complete and submit the following items to:

    Head, Human Resource Department
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk, 4th Storey Administration Building
    Singapore 637616

    • Application Form for Academic Positions
    • A research statement
    • A teaching statement
    • A detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, three writing samples and names of three referees and your desired starting date of employment
    • Your best publications
    • Any other documents beyond those listed here or requested on the application form that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials

    For enquiries, interested applicants may write to A/P Mark Baildon, Head/HSSE, at

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

  • This position will remain open until filled.

  • Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualification and experience.