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20 Aug 2018

Faculty Position in Museum Studies & Heritage Studies | Singapore

The School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore is looking for an Assistant / Associate Professor in Museum Studies & Heritage Studies.


Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. NTU is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities. The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) invites qualified academics / professionals to apply for a faculty position as Assistant/Associate Professor in Museum Studies & Heritage Studies. In August 2018, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) at NTU Singapore are launching the region’s first Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices. The successful candidate, in his/her role as Assistant/Associate Professor in Museum Studies & Heritage Studies, after a period of orientation, is expected to play a central role in driving this graduate programme forward and helping it develop on an international stage in the years which follow. ADM is concurrently developing a teaching and research focus in Museum Studies & Heritage Studies which values innovation, critical thinking and leadership throughout the entire curriculum. Accordingly, the successful applicant will be expected to teach and conduct research in an interdisciplinary mode, and across a variety of fields which may include: Heritage Studies, History and Future of Museums, Museums in the Digital Age (Museum Informatics, Museum Technologies, Museums and the Web), Material Culture, Visitor Interaction, Program Leadership, Management, Educational Programmes and Methodologies, Digital Visualisation and Representation Technologies, Image Processing, Dynamic Monitoring and Structural Analysis of Monuments and Museum Objects. Other visual culture courses in the candidate’s area of specialization would be most welcome.


A PhD degree as well as a strong record of university level teaching, research, supervision and publishing, are desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with 1) expertise in interdisciplinary teaching at the advanced undergraduate and/or graduate level, 2) record of published research, 3) previous experience in museum leadership / management or collections research. Experience in working with digital technologies such as 2 and 3D documentation, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial technologies, augmented and virtual reality, would be seen as an advantage.

The School

ADM is committed to developing a global programme and welcomes applications from candidates with international as well as regional expertise. The successful candidate should be able to engage students historically, socially, and conceptually and inspire imaginative, critical and interdisciplinary reflection across theory and practice. ADM provides excellent opportunities for funded research and the successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research profile, as well as a commitment to teaching and service at undergraduate and graduate levels. This position will also involve administrative duties and committee participation. The school currently offers 2 BFA degrees (Design Art and Media Art), a minor in Art History, a double degree in English Literature and Art History, an MA by Research and a PhD programme, and the above mentioned Master of Arts (Coursework) in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices. ADM is the first comprehensive art school in Singapore. It offers a studio-based professional education in a technological university setting, providing students with the knowledge and skills to develop and produce groundbreaking creative artworks and related scholarly activity. ADM also promotes Singapore’s creative culture and identity, and is positioned to play a central role in the transformation of Singapore into a regional centre of art, culture and heritage.

Emoluments and General Terms and Conditions of Service

Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available at /General-Terms-for-Faculty-Positions.aspx

Application Procedure

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and send your application package [consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, names and addresses of  three references (do not  send  letters of recommendation or placement files), and evidence of work in the field. The evidence may be in the form of DVDs, CDs, websites, and photocopies to: The Search Committee School of Art, Design and Media Nanyang Technological University 81 Nanyang Drive, Level 3, Singapore 637458 Email: Applications must be clearly marked “Assistant or Associate Professor Position: Museum Studies & Heritage Studies, School of Art, Design and Media”. Electronic submission of application is encouraged. Closing date for applications: 30 September 2018.

Further information

Further information about the University and the School can be viewed at the following websites: NTU    : ADM   : CCA  :