Singapore Management University (SMU) invites applications for
two term track faculty positions in the area of Digital Technology
and Transformation. Broadly defined, a “term track” faculty is
appointed to either the education-track, practice-track, or
lecturer-track, on a 3-year, renewable contract.
Both these positions will be jointly appointed between the
Office of Core Curriculum (OCC) and the School of Computing and
Information Systems (SCIS). We are looking particularly for
candidates with a solid technical background but who can also speak
comfortably to debates of humanistic or social concern, or those
with a social or humanistic background who also possess a
significant knowledge of technical skills and applications. We are
not looking for candidates who can demonstrate a technical
or humanistic skillset only. An interest in serving as a
residential fellow in a residential college will be a plus.
The selected candidates should be able to:
- Design and deliver undergraduate courses in digital technology
and its transformational effects. This includes topics such as:
digital transformation concepts and theories; digital technologies
(e.g. AI, social/new media, data analytics, IoT, cloud computing,
blockchain, virtual reality, etc.) and their applications; the
effects of digital transformation on society, politics and culture;
digital governance and ethics; and/or digital business.
- Integrate technology concepts with those related to society
and/or business to help students gain a good understanding of how
digital technologies might be transforming businesses, societies,
and/or governance processes.
- Convert scholarly and/or practical knowledge pertaining to the
transformative effects of digital products, processes and policies
into course content and teaching cases.
- Keep up to date with new technologies, tools and techniques,
and theoretical perspectives, that might impact digital business
and social transformation.
Assistant Professor on the Education or Practice
- The position requires a PhD, ideally in a technically-oriented
field (e.g. Computer Science, Information Technology, Information
Systems, etc.) or a more humanistic and/or interdisciplinary field
(e.g. Communications and New Media; Science, Technology, and
Society, etc). Irrespective of background, it is vital that
candidates can demonstrate a good fit with both OCC and
- The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to conduct
independent research, evidenced by scholarly outputs such as
publications in journals, books and book chapters, conference
proceedings and professional magazines.
- Education track appointments must be supported by a credible
teaching track record at reputable institutions of higher learning
(IHL), as well as strong research skills.
- Practice track appointments must have prior years of relevant
industry and consulting experience.
- The candidate must posess a strong passion for learning and
teaching, outstanding communication and presentation skills, as
well as the ability and willingness to teach multiple courses,
develop their own electives, co-teach, and to teach team-taught
Senior Lecturer or Lecturer:
- The position requires a PhD or Master’s degree in a relevant
- The candidate must have a strong teaching track record at
reputable institutions of higher learning (IHL), as well as the
ability and willingness to teach multiple courses.
- The candidate must have a strong passion for learning and
teaching, while possessing outstanding communication and
- Prior years of relevant industry and consulting experience
might be an added advantage, depending on the candidate’s area of
We invite candidates to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
teaching statement, research statement, contact details of three
referees, and two samples of work published in English
Applicants should also arrange for three academic references
with contact information to be sent directly to: The Dean,
Office of Core Curriculum, Singapore Management University, 81
Victoria Street, Singapore 188065.
SMU is committed to fostering diversity and cultivating an
inclusive work environment. Applications from women and minorities
are particularly encouraged. For further information about the
Office of Core Curriculum and the School of Computing and
Information Systems can be found at www.smu.edu.sg/programmes/core-curriculum and https://scis.smu.edu.sg/.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and may be invited to
a campus visit, if local COVID-19 measures allow. The expected
start date is either 1 January 2022 or 1 July 2022.
Application can be made at
The deadline for applications is August 27, 2021.