Assistant Professor in Chemistry/Primary Science Education (Natural Sciences & Science Education)

31 Oct 2018
15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Assistant Professor in Chemistry/Primary Science Education (Natural Sciences & Science Education Academic Group)


The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives. 

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

The NIE invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chemistry/Primary Science Education at the Natural Sciences & Science Education Academic Group (NSSE). The NSSE is committed to discovery and innovation in science and science education. Comprising faculty from both science content and pedagogical disciplines, we adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and research. Research by biologists, chemists and physicists in NSSE is centred on many areas of current cutting-edge science, both basic and applied. Our science educationists focus mainly on maximising the potential of every child through research on students' learning approaches and problem-solving skills, and work with teachers to develop models of creative teaching and new approaches to learning. Faculty members receive research support through internal and external grants, as well as access to world-class research facilities.

The position is available from July 2019 onwards. The successful candidate will be offered a 4-year contract position in the first instance.


Successful candidates must have:

  • A basic degree in chemistry and a PhD in education (specializing in science education)
  • Published in top-tier, peer-reviewed international education journals, and be able to teach in English
  • Teaching qualifications, and it is desirable to have taught at secondary or primary level for at least 5 years and have leadership experience in school
  • Post-doctoral research experience, prior experience in conducting professional development courses for teachers, and conducting research in multilingual and multicultural environments are desirable


Successful candidates will be expected to :

  • Conceptualise, teach and grade pre-service and in-service courses in Curriculum Studies (e.g., pedagogy/methods, assessment, curriculum) in Chemistry and Primary Science Education, and graduate level courses in Science Education.
  • Supervise student teachers in practicum attachments and course assignments, and supervise MEd/PhD students. Involvement in course coordination will be required.  Additionally, academic staff members serve on committees in the academic group/NIE/NTU and offer consultancy and professional services to schools, the Ministry of Education and other public education-related organizations on a request basis.
  • Develop research programmes in areas of their interest and to publish in top-tier, peer-reviewed international education journals.  Research grants are available locally on a competitive basis


Please complete and send the prescribed Application Form for Academic Positions (, together with your detailed curriculum vitae, which should include areas of research interest, list of publications and names and addresses, email addresses or fax numbers of at least three referees to:

Head, Human Resource Department
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616
Tel: (65) 6790 3098
Fax: (65) 6896 9360

Note to applicants

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

Closing Date

Closing date for application is 15 December 2018 or until the position is filled.

Other Information

More information on NSSE AG can be found at

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Assoc Prof Rajdeep Singh Rawat, Head of NSSE at  copied to Ms Rebecca Ho, at

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