National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Special Needs Education (Psychology and Child & Human Development Academic Group)

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The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives.  

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

The Psychology and Child & Human Development (PCHD) Academic Group at the NIE is a department comprising a team of educators and psychologists passionate about the application of psychology to general education, as well as the specialized domains of early childhood and special needs education. We have a strong focus on teaching and innovative pedagogy, and a research culture that views psychology as an integrative discipline to help us advance our understanding of human thought and behavior to help individuals adapt and learn at their best.

We invite suitably qualified applicants for positions as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Special Needs Education. This position provides the opportunity to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of mild to moderate disabilities and autism and to pursue research in areas of special needs. psychology and human development.



Successful candidates must have: 

  • A doctorate degree in a relevant field, preferably with specialization in special needs education.

  • Applicants will be in a position of added advantage if he or she is familiar with the Singapore education system. Additionally, teaching experience and broad research interest in special needs will be important.

  • Evidence of outstanding teaching and their innovative uses of technology, as well as a keen interest in advancing the field through rigorous research. 

  • Willingness to understand and support the work of colleagues beyond one’s niche area of expertise 

  • A strong commitment to and aptitude for teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels

  • A good track record in university teaching and research, preferably at an institution of good standing and / or a promising trajectory in research and publication. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills



Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • To teach existing and new courses at undergraduate and higher degree levels, as well as pre-service and in-service teacher education, more specifically in in teacher training and professional development in special education

  • To engage in research that informs policy and practice.

  • To develop a research agenda and program, and to publish in reputable journals as is customary in his/her field 

  • To establish professional connections with local and international researchers and practitioners involved in his/her specific area of expertise 

  • To share expertise with NIE colleagues through various platforms 

  • To undertake administrative and/or leadership roles and to contribute to other service-related activities at the departmental and Institutional levels 

  • To engage in program leadership and curriculum design and development


Please submit your application to us together with the following documents through : https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Associate-Professor-Assistant-Professor-in-Special-Needs-Education--PCHD---NIE-_R00007538 

  • A cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position 

  • A CV including a full publication list

  • A statement of research interests

  • A statement of teaching philosophy and experience and evidence of teaching excellence (if available)

  • 1 to 3 of your best publications 

  • Contact details of three referees (3 academic referees or 2 academic and 1 professional) 

  • Any other documents beyond those stated on the application form that demonstrates your qualifications and credentials 

Closing Date

This position will remain open until filled.

Other Information

More information on PCHD can be found at https://www.nie.edu.sg/our-people/academic-groups/psychology-and-child-human-development.

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Ms Joey Lim at joey.lim@nie.edu.sg 

Note to applicants

Only successful candidates will be notified (via email).

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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Special Needs Education (Psychology and Child & Human Development Academic Group)
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