Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Geography National Institute of Education Singapore

Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Geography (Humanities & Social Studies Education Academic Group)




The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives. 


An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.


The Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education in Singapore combines the expertise of scholars and experienced education specialists in history, geography and social studies to deliver impactful research and teacher education programmes. We offer an extensive range of courses focused on both classroom pedagogy and disciplinary content relevant to history, geography, and social studies educators, curriculum specialists, undergraduate teaching scholars and higher degree students. HSSE scholarship in educational practice ─ as well as in the disciplines of history, geography, and social studies ─ is relevant to a range of 21st Century issues fundamental to the preparation of professionals interested in academic careers, school leadership and educational specialisations. HSSE also has several collaborative projects focused on digital humanities, sustainability, and disciplinary thinking that focus on innovations designed to lead practice and guide change in education.


HSSE Academic Group intends to appoint two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorships in Geography, with preferred specializations in any of the following:

•             Climatology

•             Geomorphology

•             Hydrology

•             Biogeography/Landscape Ecology


This position provides opportunity to conduct research in the applicant’s area of specialization and teach geography content.  In addition, there are unique opportunities to link content and geographic education research through the Sustainability Learning Lab ( and the IoT@NIE Learning Lab.  




Successful candidates must have :


  • A PhD in Geography, with specialization in any of the areas above strongly preferred, from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment.
  • A good track record in research, including publication, or a promising trajectory in research and publication.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting field research.
  • A good track record in teaching and service.
  • Familiarity with the Singapore geography curriculum and the Singapore education system (preferred).
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and technology skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality.




Successful candidates will be expected to  :


  • Conduct scholarship and build a strong research and publication record.
  • Teach undergraduate-level, post-graduate level and in-service professional development courses in Geography.
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate pre-service teachers in their school teaching practice and capstone Geography fieldwork and research projects.
  • Supervise Masters and PhD dissertation work.
  • Undertake any administrative duties required as exigency of service. 





Applicants should complete and submit the following items to :


Head, Human Resource Department
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk, 4th Storey Administration Building
Singapore 637616

  • Application Form for Academic Positions (
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, three writing samples and names of three referees and your desired starting date of employment
  • Your best publications
  • Any other documents beyond those listed here or requested on the application form that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials




Closing Date


This position will remain open until filled.



Other Information


More information on HSSE can be found at


For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Associate Professor Mark Baildon, Head/HSSE at 


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