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The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) cluster at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks applicants for three full-time tenure or teaching track faculty positions. Appointments will be made on an initial 3-year contract with the possibility of renewal.

  1. Design, Technology, and Society (DTS)
    Applicants should be scholars of any discipline working in the field of science, technology and society (STS) with research and teaching addressing the relationships between design, technology, and society. While the discipline is open, we seek a candidate whose work focuses on any combination of the following areas of inquiry: information technology and computing, both hardware and software (e.g. ethics of algorithms, machine learning and the internet of things); ethical, legal, and/or policy aspects of design and technology development (e.g. intellectual property rights,  games and gamification, big data, mass surveillance, cyber security and privacy); and/or media and communications technologies in and across social contexts. We are especially interested in candidates who draw on their scholarship to inform critical design or civic technoscience projects (e.g. building DIY environmental sensors or experimental web-based platforms).
  1. Digital Humanities (DH)
    Applicants should be scholars who creatively apply digital methods in any discipline in the arts and humanities. Especially welcome are those with a strong interest in South Asia, East Asia and/or Southeast Asia but this is not essential. The chosen candidate will be expected to contribute to SUTD’s academic community by coordinating DH initiatives within the HASS department and working with other faculty members in engineering, computer science, and architecture. The candidate should possess expertise in text mining and visual mapping languages and be familiar with digital archiving platforms. The candidate should ideally have a working knowledge of the Python programming language.
  2. Urban Studies and Policy (USP)
    Applicants should have expertise in one of the following areas: urban spatial analysis; urban policy, planning and governance; or the complex interrelations between technology and the city. An interest in Asian cities or comparative urbanism is desirable. Candidates should hold a PhD in Urban Planning or Geography, Public Policy, Political Science, or related field and be active researchers with commitment to interdisciplinary research collaborations. The successful candidate would strengthen the department’s teaching and research focus on urban issues and play a key role in managing and developing SUTD’s Urban Studies and Policy minor.

Application Details

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) offers Engineering and Architecture degrees with a strong emphasis on creating a better world by design through nurturing socially cognizant innovators, technologists and entrepreneurs.  The HASS cluster plays a pivotal and critical role in the university’s commitment towards world class teaching and research excellence.  The current HASS faculty bring core expertise in anthropology, economics, film studies, geography, history, literature, media and communication, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and urban studies.  This unique combination of interdisciplinary faculty has given rise to thought-provoking research and teaching that contribute significantly to particular disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary projects with other pillars at SUTD such as Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) and Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD).  For more information please visit the following website: https://www.sutd.edu.sg/

SUTD’s academic year consists of three terms, with every third term designated as research term.

We specifically seek creative scholars/practitioners with the potential for developing new directions in humanities and social sciences teaching and research, and who are interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars at an engineering and design university.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development and functioning of both the HASS program and SUTD. This includes teaching and developing courses in their speciality, in addition to teaching in the department’s team-taught core courses. He or she must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field by the start date.

Candidate should submit the following materials to hassjobs@sutd.edu.sg:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A statement of current and future research plans
  3. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  4. A 500-word description and select bibliography of up to ten readings for two courses you may wish to offer
  5. A curriculum vitae
  6. Two representative publications (e.g. articles, book or dissertation chapters, or works in progress)
  7. Names, affiliations and email addresses of three referees

In your application, please indicate the position for which you are applying by specifying “HASS (Design, Technology and Society) 2017 Search”, “HASS (Digital Humanities) 2017 Search” or “HASS (Urban Studies and Policy) 2017 Search” in your email subject line. Full consideration will be given to applications received by 2 January 2018, though we will accept applications until the position is filled.

For more information about these positions, please contact hassjobs@sutd.edu.sg.