Instructor (Centre for English Language Communication)

Date: 9 Mar 2024


Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) prepares its undergraduate and postgraduate students for higher education and the workplace by equipping them with academic communication, professional communication, and other 21st century skills. CELC offers courses that range from basic academic literacy courses to academic writing, critical thinking, and professional communication courses. It also runs undergraduate writing programmes (e.g., Ideas & Exposition) that adopt the ‘content and language integrated learning’ (CLIL) approach. CELC therefore plays a significant role in fulfilling NUS’ mission “to educate, inspire and transform”.

CELC invites applications for the following full-time non-tenure educator track teaching position.
Position of Instructor

Applicants for the position of instructor must meet the first of the following selection criteria:

1.    A master’s or doctoral degree in the field of English language, linguistics, applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition, communication studies, science communication, or a related field

A master’s or doctoral degree in a non-language related academic field, e.g., humanities, social sciences, business, or STEM, with an aptitude for or interest in teaching academic writing or professional communication.

2.    Some teaching experience, especially in higher education, will be viewed favourably.


How to apply (position of Instructor)
If you meet the selection criteria for the instructor position, we invite you to submit a complete application with the following items compiled as a single document:

1.    A cover letter that addresses the selection criteria.

2.    A curriculum vitae detailing (in the given order):
a.    Tertiary academic qualifications and the year of award for each degree.
b.    Employment history (last three years).
c.    Courses or areas taught.
d.    Other relevant information.
e.    Current and expected salaries (in SGD).
f.    Names and contact details of three (preferably academic) referees.

3.    A teaching statement on your teaching philosophy and how you intend to develop yourself as an educator (800 words).

4.    A research statement on your research interests and plans (800 words).

5.    Student and peer evaluations of your teaching from the last two years (if any).

Applications with missing items may not be processed.


Other Information
The starting salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Successful candidates will commence work in July or December.


Because of the sheer number of applications, CELC regrets that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Candidates who applied in the last two years need not reapply unless there have been significant developments in their teaching qualifications or experience.

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Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Ctr for English Language Communication

Department : Ctr for English Language Communication

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 23068

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