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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the General Humanities 

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) cluster at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer or senior lecturer teaching-track position in the general humanities. Appointments will be made on an initial three-year contract with the possibility of renewal. Successful candidates will teach both original elective courses in their field of specialty, as well as sections in the team-taught Global Humanities first-year course. The teaching load for teaching-track faculty is 6.5 course credits per calendar year. Salary compensation is internationally competitive, and includes subsidized housing and child educational subsidies for international faculty.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, with a proven track record of effective teaching and research in the applicant’s field of specialty. The ideal candidate will complement and enhance our existing faculty strengths in literature, philosophy, history, religious studies, disability studies, and the digital humanities. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who are engaged in interdisciplinary or comparative teaching and research, and who have experience in humanities teaching focusing on multiple geographic areas and historical periods.

The successful candidate will (1) teach and develop our team-taught undergraduate humanities core course, an interdisciplinary, global texts course that draws on key works from a diverse range of cultural traditions from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and contemporary global contexts; and (2) design and deliver humanities elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates who are willing to contribute to our cluster’s new digital humanities minor program.

Application Details

SUTD offers degrees in engineering, computer science, and architecture with a strong emphasis on creating a better world by design through nurturing socially cognizant innovators, technologists, designers, and entrepreneurs. The HASS cluster plays a pivotal role in the university’s commitment to world-class teaching and research excellence. The current HASS faculty bring core expertise in anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and the digital humanities.

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

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

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  4. A statement of current and future research plans
  5. A 500-word description and selected bibliography of up to ten readings for two courses you may wish to offer
  6. One representative publication or work-in-progress of roughly chapter or article-length
  7. Names, affiliations, and email addresses of three references


Full consideration will be given to applications received by 15 November 2022, though we will accept applications until the position is filled.