Full-Time Lectureship in Creative Writing

Full-Time Lectureship in Creative Writing

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Singapore.  Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching within a full residential programme that integrates living and learning.  Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought.  A student body of 1000 undergraduates from over 60 countries engages with more than 100 outstanding faculty from around the world through small classes and hands-on research. Students and faculty also have access to the wider resources of two world-leading research universities.

The College invites applications for a  full-time Lecturer position in Creative Writing on a multi-year renewable contract. Preferred field of specialisation is fiction with optional secondary expertise in drama and/or script-writing.

Applicants should have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, and experience in creative writing programs. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Arts and Humanities Major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). The successful candidate will be expected to teach five (5) courses per academic year - two courses in the Common Curriculum, and three electives in the Arts and Humanities Major.  

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year (i.e. from 1st July 2021).

Faculty receive internationally competitive salaries and start-up grants as well as a yearly travel and research allowance. They are able to access additional funding from Yale-NUS, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Most faculty qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million at the heart of a vibrant region.

Application Procedure

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications in the preferred genre from reputable journals/ websites and/or magazines, statements on teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; and other relevant documents. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide three confidential letters of reference.

Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16701. Review of applications begins November 1st, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. For general enquiries, please email: humanities_division@yale-nus.edu.sg

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to these values. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential.


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