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Humanist Archives: Oct. 1, 2021, 11:08 a.m. Humanist 35.273 - lectureships (Singapore; Dublin)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 273.
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    [1]    From: Yew Kong Leong <>
           Subject: Job Openings at the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore (180)

    [2]    From: Kylie Jarrett <>
           Subject: Lecturer/Assistant Prof in Digital Media (4 year contract) - University College Dublin (22)

        Date: 2021-10-01 09:51:43+00:00
        From: Yew Kong Leong <>
        Subject: Job Openings at the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore

Dear Colleagues of the dhhumanist list

We are an honours programme/college looking to hire two individuals at
the lecturer/senior lecturer level on the education/teaching tack. The
main responsibility of these two positions is to teach writing and
critical thinking, but through expertise in the area of the successful
candidates’ domain expertise. The job holder is also expected to teach
non-writing courses that are also in the same domain area.

I am writing to invite you to apply for the positions, if you are
interested. While the ad (as posted below) has a fairly general
stipulation of disciplinary areas, we are much more interested in
applicants’ area of research, which should be interdisciplinary and
involve new and innovative approaches to contemporary issues and
phenomena. We are keen to receive applications from individuals working
within the new humanities, and as you can see, the list of interests
mentioned in the ad are also the same as for the digital humanities.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries about this opening.

Best regards


Leong YEW, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
University Scholars Programme
National University of Singapore
18 College Avenue East
Singapore 138593


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Writing and Honours Education

The University Scholars Programme (USP), a premier undergraduate and
interdisciplinary honours programme at the National University of
Singapore (NUS), plans to hire dedicated individuals to fill two current
vacancies. These are full-time, renewable lecturer positions that
include opportunities for research funding and for promotion to
Associate Professor on the NUS Educator Track, as described below.The
primary responsibility for both positions is to design and teach one of
our mandatory first-year courses in academic writing and critical
thinking, to which you will be expected to bring your own academic and
intellectual expertise. Although we are open to any area of expertise,
the two available positions have different requirements and
expectations, and these are detailed below. You are invited to look
through these details and assess your suitability for one or both positions.

/Position 1 /

While applicants from any field of study are welcome to apply for this
position, we are especially interested in individuals with backgrounds
in STEM, visual arts, film studies, cultural studies, economics,
history, and communications. While this is only a general list of fields
of study, we are more interested in candidates whose work can be applied
to local or regional Asian contexts or concerns, or to important
contemporary or future oriented phenomena. Such areas include, but are
not limited to, artificial intelligence; issues surrounding
digitalization and other impacts of the information age; new industrial
revolutions and the future of work; the climate crisis,
environmentalism, and the Anthropocene; globalization and
cosmopolitanism; and science and environmental writing. You are welcome
to suggest other topical areas, but in all cases you should be prepared
to explain how you bring your unique interdisciplinary perspective to
these topics by connecting your expertise with other fields, and how
these may be relevant to the USP community.

/Position 2: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)/

The successful applicant for this position will hold a fractional
appointment in the Department of Philosophy, NUS, and fulfil part of
their teaching commitment for the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Cross-Disciplinary Programme (PPE-XDP) hosted by the NUS College of
Humanities and Sciences. While the overall profile of candidates we are
looking for is similar to that of Position 1, we are looking for
individuals with proven experience in teaching classes that bring
together philosophy and the empirical social sciences (especially
political science and economics) in an interdisciplinary way and
incorporate issues of relevance to the local or regional Asian context.
In addition, the ideal candidate will also demonstrate an interest to
develop interdisciplinary as well as PPE-specific pedagogical methods
and resources with a focus on application to local and regional issues.
More information about the NUS PPE-XDP can be found here:

For both position 1 and 2, the primary responsibility will be to design
and teach a writing and critical thinking course as part of an existing
suite of modules that introduce our first-year students to the practices
and conventions of academic thinking and writing in very small class
settings.You should be able to demonstrate your ability to design and
teach such a course by providing evidence, which does not have to be
limited to prior experience in teaching writing courses or how you have
systematically guided students in written assignments. This can also
include intentionality and thoughtfulness, whether informed by
scholarship on writing curricula and pedagogy, or more general
reflection about the particular demands of teaching writing.

A secondary responsibility is to contribute to other parts of USP
education and more broadly to new developments in interdisciplinary
honours education in NUS. In academic year 2022/2023, the USP will be
merged with Yale-NUS College to form a yet-to-be named honours college.
The curriculum is expected to be based on a combination of the existing
curricula of both entities. Since the new curriculum is yet to be
defined, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the current USP
curriculum (
and request that you define at least one role for yourself beyond the 
teaching of writing and critical thinking. This role could include designing 
and teaching more specialised, knowledge-based classes that are 
interdisciplinary in nature and draw on your own interests and expertise.  

Another option is for you to offer original ideas about what other kinds of 
contributions you can bring to interdisciplinary education in NUS in small 
class settings.

Generally, all these classes maintain small faculty-to-student ratios.
No matter what secondary role you see yourself performing, you should
have a commitment to innovation in undergraduate and honours education,
be devoted to your own research and teaching excellence, and have the
willingness and ability to engage students from diverse disciplinary

Candidates must hold a PhD by August 2022 and should be able to begin at
that time. Remuneration and benefits are highly competitive on the
global research university level.  Salary, for instance, is competitive
with worldwide standards while benefits include relocation assistance
and a housing subsidy for the first nine years.  Appointments begin at
the level of Lecturer on the Educator Track, or possibly the level of
Senior Lecturer if previous work experience warrants it. Although the
USP Educator Track is not a tenurable line, it offers a pathway to
promotion to Associate Professorship on an open contract, as well as
opportunities for research funding, including overseas research and
conference travel. The contract is for three years in the first instance
and is renewable subject to good performance.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, clearly specifying
which of the two positions they are applying for (position 1, position
2, or both), a CV, and two further statements, each of no more than 500
words. The first statement or proposal briefly describes a prospective
writing and critical thinking course. The second statement articulates
the secondary role you expect to play in the USP beyond that of teaching
writing, as mentioned two paragraphs earlier. The NUS Human Resource
Office also requires you to submit documentary proof of all your
university qualifications, and this would be a single PDF file
containing all your degree certificates. Finally, the application
submission process is electronic, using the NUS CHRS platform. 

To apply, please visit
and click on the “Apply now” link. First time users must create a new
account before proceeding.  Once you are logged in, you will need to
upload three separate files for the application. The PDF file containing
your CV should be uploaded through the “Resume” field. A second file
containing your cover letter and the two statements should be uploaded
to the “Cover Letter” field. The third file with your degree
certificates should be uploaded to the “Education” field. We have no
further upload requirements even though there are more upload options on
the online form. Please complete the other sections as required.
Applications received by November 8, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Interviews will normally be conducted online. Candidates who are further
shortlisted will be asked to provide three letters of reference (though
you may also send them along with your initial application, in the same
file as the cover letter and statements, if you wish). Only shortlisted
applicants will be notified. We plan to invite several candidates for
campus visits, subject to international travel restrictions, early in
2022. In cases where overseas candidates are unable to travel to
Singapore, alternative online means may be used to substitute for
in-person campus visits.

Please email all enquiries specific to this advertisement . More information about the USP and our 
curriculum can be found on our website: 

Additional information about Academic Appointments at NUS can be 
found here:

        Date: 2021-10-01 09:50:48+00:00
        From: Kylie Jarrett <>
        Subject: Lecturer/Assistant Prof in Digital Media (4 year contract) - University College Dublin

Applications are invited for a 4 year post of a Lecturer/Assistant
Professor in Digital Media Studies within UCD School of English, Drama
and Film. Applications are invited from humanities scholars of digital
or new media, with regional, national or transnational expertise in one
or more of the following regions: Ireland, Africa, East Asia, the
Caribbean, or the Middle East. Specializations within Digital Media
Studies may include digital media theory, media industries, media
platforms, and work at the intersections of digital media and race,
class, gender or sexuality.

Dr. Kylie Jarrett
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)
Department of Media Studies
Maynooth University,
Co. Kildare

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