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Lecturer, Centre for English Language Communication

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Lecturer, Centre for English Language Communication

Job Description

The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for the following full-time non-tenure educator track teaching position.

Position of Lecturer

Applicants for the position of Lecturer must meet the following selection criteria:

  • A master’s or doctoral degree in English language, linguistics, applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition, communication studies or a related field


  • a master’s or doctoral degree in an academic field (e.g., humanities, social sciences, business, science, applied sciences) with evidence of expertise in teaching academic writing or professional communication skills.
  • Approximately 2 or more years (full-time) teaching in higher education.
  • Evidence of research, written output (e.g., publications) and relevant industrial experience (e.g., in professional communication) will be viewed upon favourably.

How to apply

If you meet the selection criteria, we invite you to submit a complete application with the following items compiled as a single document:

  1. A cover letter which addresses your suitability for the position of Lecturer.
  2. A curriculum vitae detailing:
    1. academic qualifications.
    2. employment history from the last ten years.
    3. summary of areas taught, and participation in module design and material development.
    4. publications and conference presentations (if applicable).
    5. teaching awards and research grants (if applicable).
    6. community engagement or service in ELT or education (if applicable).
    7. current and expected salaries (in USD or Singapore dollars).
    8. names and contact details of three (preferably academic) referees.
  3. A teaching statement that includes your teaching philosophy, approaches, and development (maximum 1,500 words).
  4. A research statement that includes your research interests, accomplishments, and plans (maximum 1,500 words) (if applicable).
  5. Student and peer evaluations of teaching performance from the last 3 years (if applicable).
  6. Peer evaluations from the last 3 years (if applicable).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Candidates who have applied within the last two years need not reapply unless there have been significant developments in their teaching qualifications and experience.

The starting salary will be commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience. Successful candidates are expected to commence work in July or December 2022, or possibly later for overseas candidates, depending on the Covid-19 situation.

About CELC

Established in 1979 and previously called the English Language Proficiency Unit (ELPU), CELC plays a pivotal role in developing English communication and academic competencies among NUS students. With a teaching staff strength of over 45 dedicated full-time educators and a large team of part-time tutors, it offers a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including those on English proficiency, English for academic purposes, academic writing, critical thinking, and professional communication. The Centre also runs an Ideas and Exposition programme that teaches academic writing through content in a variety of areas (e.g., literature, linguistics, philosophy, sports).

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS.[1]

MOM Updated advisory on COVID-vaccination at the Workplace, subject to changes in accordance with the national COVID-19 measures

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Ctr for English Language Communication
Department : Ctr for English Language Communication
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 15507

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