Cultural studies

Job as Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies at NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading research-intensive university ( which is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. Created in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) ( is a leader in communication and new media research and education. It offers undergraduate, honors and postgraduate programs in communication and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the fields of media and communication studies, management of communication, interactive media design and cultural studies. Its students undertake an immersion in the industry through its mandatory internship program. Successful candidates for these positions will join an engaging community of 32 full-time faculty and approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students.

We are looking for candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Inter-Asian Cultural Studies; cultural and new media industries in Asia; political economy analysis of cultural studies in Asia; critical studies on diaspora and mobility; new media, indigenous studies and sovereignty; digital ethnography; posthumanism, environment and ecology in Asia, cultural economy; cultural policy; critical studies on the creative industry; soft power and cultural diplomacy; multiculturalism and migration; community cultural development and; urban communication like urban digital art and design. Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in cultural studies and critical theory, and demonstrated engagement with the cultural, political, and ethical implications of race, gender, sexuality, social class, and practices social.


PhD in Cultural Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Humanities or closely related discipline at the date of nomination; evidence of successful teaching.


Successful applicants must teach 110-140 hours (3 courses) per academic year. Other duties include supervising honors and graduate students, and administrative service. The expected start date is July 2023.

Professional development

Talented early-career applicants with an excellent research track record will be considered for the National University of Singapore Presidential Young Professorship (NUS PYP) Program which includes a seed research grant of up to SGD 750,000 , including scholarships to hire doctoral students and an award of SGD 250,000 for discretionary expenses.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are required to submit a complete application package as listed below for full consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

  1. NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (Download file via link –
  2. detailed resume, including education, work history, teaching and supervision, research activities and achievements, honors and awards, and service achievements to date. List all academic and non-academic positions. Name and contact of your thesis director. All doctoral and postdoctoral supervisors or any other senior authors with close and regular collaborations (full name and institution) should be listed.
  3. Scanned copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  4. Teaching file and student assessments
    A statement (max. 3 pages) of teaching philosophy and methodology. Where appropriate, evidence of teaching ability such as student feedback or peer review reports should be provided. Evidence of other contributions to education, eg curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, production of teaching materials, should be provided if available.
  5. A statement (max. 3 pages) of the main achievements in to research, citing up to five important publications, creative works or other scientific contributions, and explaining their importance. Copies of these contributions should be provided (in the case of books, reviews should be provided).
  6. A research plan (3 pages) with a proposed start-up research budget and utilization plan.
  7. A complete list of editionsgrouped according to articles, books and journals, including page numbers, in bibliographic form.
  8. Quote (excluding self-citations and in the case of co-authored work, cross-citing) and impact analysis of research results, highlighting articles with the highest number of citations and creative works high impact.
  9. Papers on service dues. List and detail the impact of the service on the department/faculty/university, the international academic community and/or national and international agencies. Note that research papers (along with teaching statement and service contribution papers) should not exceed a maximum of 3,000 words.
  10. Diversity Statement
  11. A list of FOUR References (including one from the candidate’s thesis supervisor or postdoctoral supervisor). Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit reference letters separately prior to the campus visit.
  12. A list of favorite modules under the first cycleand master by course programs.

Covid-19 message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our top priorities, and the COVID vaccination supports our commitment to keeping our community safe and making NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. . Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interaction with students/staff/audience members. Even for professional roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence will be required.

Considering the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone on campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gain successful employment with NUS .

More information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Arts and social sciences

Department: Communications and new media

Eligible Employee Referral: Nope

Job Application ID: 16518