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Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology

Job Description

Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology

Job Purpose

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine invites applications for a Lecturer position on the Educator Track Scheme in the Department of Pharmacology. The Department teaches medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, and life science students at both undergraduate and graduate levels (more information on the Department is available at http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/medphc/). Appointments will be made on a 2 to 3 years contract basis in the first instance with possibility of extension, depending on performance.

Duties & Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible to the Head of Department and will work closely with the Education Directors to contribute to excellence in pharmacology education. The Lecturer will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate-level medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, and life science students. The lecturer will be expected to show teaching achievement as evidenced by positive impact on student learning as well as commitment to collegial sharing of his/her work within the local educational environment.

The successful candidate will be a champion for innovation and entrepreneurship in online education, educational technology, continuing education and training (CET), or other aspects of medical and health professions education. The Lecturer will be expected to compete for independent extramural/intramural education research funding, participate and publish scholarly research in pharmacology education. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to service to the Department and University as assigned by the Head of Department.


(Please state Qualification, Years of Experience, Knowledge & Skills required.)

The applicant should have:

  • PhD or MD degree or equivalent, preferably in pharmacology or related disciplines;
  • Potential for development as an outstanding educator;
  • Knowledge of and interest in pharmacology;
  • Interest in innovation and entrepreneurship in education and/or scholarly research in education; and
  • Applicants with a first degree in pharmacology, medicine, or pharmacy and a track record of excellence in education will be preferred.
  • Expertise in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacogenomics, Toxicology, and Cardiovascular Pharmacology. Experience or interest in evolving fields in pharmacology, such as antibody-drug conjugates and combined small molecule-biologics, would also be an advantage.
  • Some teaching experience in higher education settings will be an advantage.
  • Criteria for appointment will include some or all of the following;
    • Effective design, delivery, supervision and assessment that focuses on the students’ learning process;
    • Innovative course design and/or delivery and/or assessment (including where applicable use of technology to further these ends); and
    • Reflective and professional approach to teaching and student learning.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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