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Job ID: 221259

National University of Social Work

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2023
University National University of Social Work
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Department Department of Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Social Work


The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading university centred in Asia. It is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the world and top two in Asia. Social Work is one of the oldest Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), which hosts 16 Departments covering a wide range of academic programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Asian Studies and Language Studies. In this multi-disciplinary setting in Singapore’s flagship university, the Department of Social Work offers ample opportunities for cutting-edge curriculum and research initiatives on contemporary social work and social development. The Department has a strong focus on practice and practice-based research. It produces graduates who rise to be leaders in social services and social policy. The Department also values expertise in inter-professional education/practice.

The Department seeks faculty members who have expertise in one or some of the following areas: Social Work with vulnerable children, youths and adults; disability; ageing; social policy; group and community work; human service planning and administration; and inter-professional practice. The staff team is keen to attract those who are interested in developing expertise in practice frameworks and policies relevant to the Asian region, and in client/service user involvement.

We invite applications for Professor/Associate Professor with the possibility to assume Headship of the Department in future.

Applicants for the positions must:

  1. Have a PhD in Social Work or a PhD in a related field with a Masters or Bachelor in Social Work;

  2. Have strong research and publications;

  3. Demonstrate an interest and ability to teach courses on community work and policies as well as contribute to research and scholarship; and

  4. Have recorded good leadership.

  5. Applicants with a minimum of 5 years of practice experience after a Bachelor’s degree (BSW) or Master’s degree (MSW) in Social Work will be particularly welcome.

We offer a competitive remuneration package, including housing and travel benefits. Evaluation of applications will continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit your full application through the CHRS Link:

    • full curriculum vitae detailing your academic history i.e. degrees obtained, scholarships and awards, postdoctoral and clinical/residency training (where applicable), and other study and research opportunities, employment History (academic and non-academic positions), all PhD and postdoctoral supervisors or any other senior authors with close and regular collaborations (full name and institution) should be listed, grants, Invited talks, employment history

    • teaching statement (max 3 pages)

    • research statement (max of 3 pages)

    • practice statement (max of 3 pages)

    • complete list of publications

    • citation and impact analysis of research output (excluding self-citations and in the case of co- authored work, cross-citations, highlight papers with the highest citation counts, and creative works with high impact),

    • five key publications

    • student feedback

    • a list of six proposed external reviewers


and arrange for at least three academic letters of reference to be sent directly to the e-mail address:


Please send in your enquiries to Ms Wendy Lim at We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


Department of Social Work Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

Block AS3, Level 4, 3 Arts Link, Singapore 117570


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Contact Information

  • Boo Chui Ngoh
    Department of Social Work
    National University of Social Work
    Singapore, Singapore 117570


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