Associate Professor/Professor in Life Sciences

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Yale-NUS College


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Role Managed by:

Laura Stuart

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 31/10/2017

Yale-NUS College, a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore, founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, seeks to appoint a scholar in the field of Life Sciences.  Applicants should be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Research areas of special interest include computational biology, cellular and molecular biology, and microbial physiology, as well as any area that builds on connections to environmental or physical sciences.  However, candidates from all areas of biology are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research programme that involves undergraduates and will teach in both the Life Science major and in the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum ( The position is a tenured appointment, depending on qualifications, with an expectation of starting in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Salary, benefits, and leave policies are competitive at an international level.

The successful applicant should have a specialisation in any area of the Life Sciences, must demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage, and will also exhibit the vision and desire to play a significant role in the formative years of a dynamic start-up in the world of higher education. The position will be a tenured appointment, and the appointee will be expected to begin work in time for the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through start-up grants, research, travel allowances, and institutional assistance with proposal preparation and administration of external grant funding. 

The executive search firm Perrett Laver will support Yale-NUS College in identifying and then evaluating candidates. For further information, please contact Perrett Laver at or +44 (0) 207 340 6200. Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; and the names and contact information of three academic referees. These can be uploaded via quoting reference 2553.

Review of applications will commence on October 31st 2017 and continue until the position is filled; early application is encouraged. Short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter. The interview process will include on-campus visits for the finalists.

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