Endowed Chair in Philosophy (Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professorship)

Endowed Chair in Philosophy at Yale-NUS College, supported by the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professorship

Position Description

Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts and science college of 1000 students, with approximately 120 full-time faculty. The College is a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Yale-NUS students are intellectually outstanding, with an acceptance rate of less than 7%, and internationally diverse, representing over seventy countries. They go through a unique and rigorous Common Curriculum in the sciences, social sciences and humanities that combines Western and Eastern traditions with contemporary skills.

The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professorship supports an endowed post for a distinguished professor in the humanities or social sciences. At this time, the College invites applications for this endowed chair in the discipline of Philosophy, at the rank of tenured Professor. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, with teaching strength in an area of non-Western philosophy such as Chinese, Indian, or Arabic/Islamic philosophy.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage.  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 Philosophy Major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum ). 

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Faculty receive internationally competitive salaries, start-up grants and a yearly travel and research allowance, and are able to access additional funding from Yale-NUS, 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 that is known for its high quality of life and sits 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; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; names and contact information of three academic referees; and other relevant documents.

Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14552 .

Review of applications begins 25-11-2019 and continues until the position(s) is/are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For general enquiries, please email to: 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 continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg

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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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