Chair, School of Humanities – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is ranked among the world’s top universities.

The School of Humanities at NTU Singapore pursues disciplinary excellence and promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking competence, research expertise, and communication skills to enable them to realise their potential and aspirations and to make lasting contributions to Singapore and beyond.

Chair, School of Humanities

NTU is seeking an accomplished and visionary leader for the position of Chair, School of Humanities (SoH).

The Chair of the School will hold a concurrent Professorial appointment. The successful candidate will report to the Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (CoHASS) and is expected to provide leadership and oversight of the academic, intellectual, strategic and administrative affairs of the School.

As a member of the Executive Committee of CoHASS, the Chair is expected to work closely with counterparts in the School of Social Sciences, the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, the School of Art, Design and Media, and other research centres and institutions to promote the ethos of cross-disciplinary innovation in research and teaching that is encouraged in NTU.


  • Solid experience in academic programmes, and outstanding leadership and management capabilities. Strong international standing and (preferred) Asian experience.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and to work collaboratively with professoriate from various disciplines, and with the University Administration.
  • An earned doctorate in English, Chinese Studies, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Art History, History and Philosophy and/or in a cognate discipline and an internationally recognised record of high impact research and teaching that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure in the NTU School of Humanities.
  • Strong analytical thinking, systems thinking, and transdisciplinary thinking; insightful, visionary, and agile.
  • Passion, energy, and ambition to grow SoH to new level of research and academic excellence. Innovative spirit, strength of character, superior judgment, and of the highest integrity. Passion for education and for the shared vision and mission of NTU.
  • Proven track record in student and postdoctoral supervision and mentoring, pedagogy, and in implementing new learning technologies. Familiarity with industry trends. Successful track record in obtaining funding.

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NTU Singapore offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience in addition to a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure

We prefer applications to reach us by 1st February 2024, but will continue to review applications after this date on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applications should include a cover letter, full CV, research and teaching statements, and citation report. 

Please submit your application through the NTU Career Portal.

If you have any questions about this position, please write to the Search Committee Chair at

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