Full-time Lecturer in Literature

Position Description 

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts and science 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. 

The College is seeking to hire a full-time Lecturer in Literature (in any field) to support its Literature Major. This position is on a fixed term contract, one year initially (Academic Year 2023-2024), with a possibility of extension for a further year where there is sufficient course demand.

The successful candidate is expected to teach 5 courses. While these courses will fall predominantly in the Literature Major (elective courses offered at advanced level to 3rd and 4th year students), there may also be scope to contribute to other areas of college teaching, such as our Historical Immersion suite of courses. Advising students and other services will also be required as needed.


• PhD in literary studies or other related humanistic fields (e.g. Film/media studies, History, Classics, other area studies) from a regionally or internationally accredited institution

• At least two (2) years of undergraduate teaching experience is strongly preferred 

• Prior experience in teaching and advising at a liberal arts college is strongly preferred

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; statement on teaching experience and teaching philosophy; teaching evaluations; three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via and other relevant documents. Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24714 

Review of applications begins 3 May 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

For general inquiries, please email: facultyrecruitment@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

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. 

COVID-19 Message

At Yale-NUS College/NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make Yale-NUS/NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with Yale-NUS/NUS.

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