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Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Full Professor in Strategic Communication

National University of Singapore
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jun 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading research-intensive university ( that is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. Established in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) ( is a leader in communication and new media research and education. It offers undergraduate, honours and PhD programmes in communications and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the areas of media studies, communication management, interactive media design and cultural studies. Its curriculum provides students with practical skills in social media management, user interface design, and digital marketing. Its students undertake industry immersion through its compulsory internship programme.

CNM also offers an undergraduate double degree with the School of Business; undergraduate minors in Interactive Media Development and Cultural Studies, the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme, and a new Master of Social Science in Communication programme. It has research concentrations in media and publics, critical theory, cultural studies, communication policy, computation and creativity, health communication. Successful candidates for these positions will join an engaging community of 46 full-time faculty, 13 part-time instructors, and approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students.

We seek applicants with expertise and cutting edge research in strategic communication that includes one or more of the following areas: PR/corporate communication, risk and crisis communication, organizational communication, advertising & marketing communications, public diplomacy, digital/social media for strategic communication.

Candidates with previous industry experience in public relations and marketing communications are strongly encouraged to apply.


Full-time faculty teach 110-140 hours (averaging 3 courses) per academic year. Other duties include supervision of honours students and graduate students, and administrative service. The anticipated start date is July 2022 or earlier.

Application Instructions [Closing Date: 1 September 2021] 

Interested applicants are required to submit the complete set of documents via this application link. The application submission guide is found via this link.



PhD in Communication or closely related disciplines, with a specialization in studying new media in social, corporate and governmental contexts with contemporary data and media methods.

Candidates will also have evidence of excellence in both research and teaching, and demonstrate leadership in their fields commensurate with rank.

If hired at a senior rank, responsibilities will include departmental research leadership, attracting research funding, mentoring junior and mid-level faculty.


Professional Development

Successful talented early career candidates with excellent research track records will be considered for the National University of Singapore Presidential Young Professorship (NUS PYP) scheme which includes a start-up research grant up to SGD 750,000 including scholarships to hire PhD students, and an award of SGD 250,000 for discretionary spending.


More information

Remuneration is competitive and includes medical, housing, relocation and other benefits. Significant research start-up funding is available if appointed on the tenure track.

Singapore is a modern, English-speaking city state that is connected to the world via global commerce, finance and transport networks with a stable climate year round and a cosmopolitan mix of cultures and languages.

Shortlisted candidates are to arrange for the letters to be submitted prior to the campus visits. For full consideration, please submit a complete application. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Further information about working at the National University of Singapore is available at

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