Job Opportunity: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Science (Educator Track)

Job Opportunity: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Science (Educator Track)

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The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer on the Educator Track in Geographic Information Science (GIS). The Educator Track at NUS provides opportunities for promotion up to associate and full professor and aims to attract, nurture and retain suitably qualified and highly effective faculty who approach teaching as a scholarly practice, and who are passionate about excellence in teaching as a means of supporting student learning.

The GIS Unit spearheads the research, training and applications of GIS in the Department and aims to extend beyond the academic realm to foster an Asia-focused GIS ecosystem with global impacts and reach. The Department is the leading centre in Singapore for GIS research and teaching, hosting comprehensive geospatial and other laboratory facilities. It currently runs three GIS educational programmes, comprising the MSc in Applied GISGraduate Certificate in Applied GIS, and GIS Minor and developed upon a diverse range of courses (e.g., Introduction to GIS, Spatial Programming, Spatial Big Data and Analytics, Internet GIS and Spatial Data Science). Plans are underway to complement the three existing programmes with a Graduate Diploma in Applied GIS (thereby creating a fully-stackable MSc degree in Applied GIS) and a Professional Certificate in Applied GIS. 

In order to take up the position advertised, the successful candidate must have a PhD in a field related to Geography that had a substantial GIS component. Ideally the appointment will commence from July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be for three years in the first instance, with the potential for contract renewal depending on performance. The Department is interested in receiving applications for this vacancy from candidates whose interests overlap with computational spatial social sciences, although candidates with other interests in GIS are equally welcome to apply. In terms of responsibilities, the successful candidate will:

(a)    Teach and develop GIS courses at introductory and advanced levels, with the latter possibly covering topics such as Spatial Data Analysis and Statistics, GeoAI Principles and Applications, Geo-Visual Analytics and Spatial Social Networks.
(b)    Contribute to developing and running the Department’s GIS education programmes more generally.
(c)    Conduct pedagogical and/or disciplinary research.
(d)    Supervise/advise student research in GIS.
(e)    Any other duties, including service, that could reasonably be expected of an Educator Track appointment.

An attractive salary is available, commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the appointee and level of the appointment (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer). The appointee may also enjoy some or all of the following benefits, according to whether s/he is a Singaporean, permanent resident of Singapore or another nationality: subsidised housing, medical and leave benefits, and relocation assistance.


Applicants should submit the following documents with their letter of application through this online portal:
•    Full curriculum vitae
•    Teaching Statement
•    Copies of teaching evaluations (student and/or peer) if available
•    Brief research statement
•    Names and contact details of three referees (one of whom must be the applicant’s main PhD supervisor/advisor)

For further enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee A/P Feng Chen-Chieh (Email: [email protected]).

Review of applications will commence on 15 February 2024 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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