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Faculty Positions in Social Work
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Dec. 3, 2019
Title Faculty Positions in Social Work
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Department Department of Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
    Senior Lecturer
    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, social development and cultural diversity. 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 cross-cultural issues relevant to the Asian region, and in client/service user involvement.

We invite applications for the following faculty positions:

Tenure Track

  • Full Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

Educator Track

  • Instructor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

We offer a competitive remuneration package, including housing and travel benefits.

Applicants for the positions must:
i. Tenure Track: have a PhD in Social Work or a PhD in a related field with a Masters or Bachelor in Social Work
Educator Track: have a PhD in Social Work (for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer), or MSW (for Instructor)
ii. Have good publication and research records, particularly for tenure track applicants
iii. Demonstrate an interest and ability to teach foundation and practice courses as well as contribute to research and scholarship
iv. 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.

Evaluation of applications will begin after mid-March 2020 and continue until the vacancies are filled. Please submit: your full curriculum vitae; statements of teaching, practice, and research; three key publications; student feedback in the last two years; and arrange for at least three academic letters of reference to be sent directly to the address below.

All documents and enquiries are to be sent to:

Ms Boo Chui Ngoh
Department of Social Work
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Blk AS3, Level 4, 3 Arts Link
Singapore 117570

Tel: (65) 6516 4472
Fax: (65) 6778 1213

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

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


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