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Full Professorship Position in Geography and Urban Planning

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 7, 2018

Geography and Urban Planning
School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in a full range of disciplines including Economics, Public Policy and Global Affairs, Psychology, and Sociology, and actively promotes interdisciplinary learning and research.

Full Professorship Position in Geography and Urban Planning

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) is recruiting a full professor to lead and grow its new subject area in Geography and Urban Planning. The subject area presently has three tenure-track faculty members, who are supported by a wider community of scholars at NTU with relevant research interests. This new subject area will equip graduates with the capability to critically address issues confronting contemporary societies and to creatively pursue possibilities for alternative urban futures.

Applicants from all streams of Human Geography and Urban Planning will be considered, although expertise in the following areas is of particular interest: Asia in a comparative perspective, urban theory and planning, issues of international development and inequality, and the human dimensions of science and technology.

The successful applicant will have a distinguished record as an outstanding teacher and researcher, as well as leadership experience in developing academic programmes at a research-intensive university. Candidate with interdisciplinary collaborations and public engagement will also be valued. The successful applicant will further develop the curriculum, drive student recruitment, mentor junior faculty, formulate research strategies, and provide leadership within the subject area and the university community.

For further information about the School, please refer to the following website:

The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions ( of Service for Academic Appointments.

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and email your application package, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, a statement of current and future research interests, teaching statement, effectiveness of teaching (if any) and selected publications (if available), and the names and email addresses of six potential referees to:

Chair, Search Committee
C/O Geography and Urban Planning
School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive, #04-19 Singapore 637332


Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Professorship in Geography and Urban Planning” in the subject line. Please send your enquiries about the position to the above email address.

The closing date for application is 15 June 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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