Assistant Professor in Film Studies

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities. Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at NTU Singapore invites qualified academics to apply for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Film Studies.

We are seeking a first-class film studies scholar and faculty member to join an internationally acclaimed faculty renowned for their expertise in Asian cinemas and other area film studies. Candidates should have published widely and taught or are capable of teaching film modules conveying knowledge of theory, production, history, aesthetics, industry, and society. Applicants who can teach a wide range of subjects in film studies (e.g., Asian cinema, animation, and film theory) are of particular interest. The successful candidate should possess a PhD degree in an academic area of film studies and show a successful publication record and some teaching experience. He or she will follow tenure track expectations of conducting solid research into their specific expertise of film studies, and to meet expectations in teaching and service, including supervisions and mentoring of students in Final Year Projects and/or post-graduate theses. The candidate should fit into the teamwork ethos of the school’s Department of Multimedia Storytelling and the interdisciplinary atmosphere within the School of Communication and Information as well as the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences of which the school is a part.

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is a vibrant global leader in communication and information research and education. Recent hires, QS subject rankings and a high level of support reaffirm the School’s pre-eminence in the disciplines under its aegis. Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city/state with good weather, low crime, rich cultural attractions, exceptional food, and proximity to numerous points of interest in Southeast Asia.   

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

Application Procedures
The closing date for applications is 30 August 2021. Applicants are invited to submit their documents [cover letter which indicates research and teaching statements, CV, writing sample (not exceeding 10,000 words) and the names of 3 referees] through the NTU career portal using this link

All applications and enquires should be addressed to: 

The Search Committee 

Review of the applications will begin on 31 August 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
The candidate is expected to start in June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.