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Job Announcement: National Institute of Education

English; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education, Singapore, Singapore

Employer: National Institute of Education

Job Location: Singapore, Singapore
Title: Assistant Professor
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Specialty: English
LL Issue: 25.2967
Date Submitted: 17-Jul-2014
Job Description: The English Language and Literature (ELL) Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is a department that focuses on research and teacher education in the areas of English Language, Linguistics and Literature. We pride ourselves in having a research culture that embraces diversity and multidisciplinary perspectives, as well as a strong focus on maintaining excellence in our teaching and pedagogy.

The department has both academic and pedagogy programme commitments, and offers undergraduate and graduate programmes as well as in-service and pre-service teacher certification courses.  Research oriented graduate work is also offered for the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
We invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor in one or more of the following areas:

- Oracy Development and Research
- Corpus Linguistics
- Sociolinguistics
- Language Acquisition
- Pragmatics
- Language Teaching Methodology

Applicants with a strong interest in teacher education and with the ability to contribute to teaching on foundational Applied Linguistics courses would be viewed favourably.

Applicants are to have a doctoral degree in hand by date of appointment in the relevant fields, with a strong record in research - refereed publications in applied linguistics/education; evidence of empirical research agenda; demonstration of ability in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Applicants will be in a position of added advantage if he or she possesses teaching qualifications and has had some school teaching experience.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and to conduct a lesson in their area of expertise for our students at NIE.

Successful applicants hired on the professorial track will be expected to contribute to teaching and course development at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as related activities such as the facilitation of teaching practice, and graduate supervision.

For enquiries, interested applicants should contact Associate Professor Peter Teo, Head, English Language & Literature, email:

Please complete the prescribed application form obtainable from the NIE website (below) and submit it together with the following:

- At least three sample publication
- Statement of Research and Teaching Interests
- Curriculum Vitae detailing work experience, qualifications, teaching, research and service records. Please list publications in the APA format (most recent first). Journal articles, chapters, proceedings etc. should be listed clearly under separate headings.
- Student feedback on teaching obtained in the last two years, if available
- Complete set of graduate transcripts
- Names, addresses, and email addresses of three referees

All applications should be addressed to the application address below.

Closing date
Applications will remain open until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Address: Head, Human Resource Department
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616

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