Faculty Position - Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Job Req ID:  1472
Employee Category:  Faculty
Department:  HASS

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) cluster at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks applicants for a full-time open-rank open-track faculty position in quantitative social science, with a preference in psychology, population health and lifespan development. Specific areas of interest may include (but not restricted to) aging, patterns of health and social determinants, gerontechnology, sociology of health, community intervention, etc. An interest in interdisciplinary approaches to studying the interrelationships between gerontology, technology, design, community healthcare and human behavior is desirable. The ideal candidate will have a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, strong foundation in statistical, data science and or/machine learning methods, and able to apply these methods with a critical perspective in the behavioral and community health domain to create societal impact.


This position is part of a broader university-wide focus on both 'Healthcare' and 'Artificial Intelligence'. The ideal candidate will complement and strengthen the HASS cluster and collaborate with colleagues across SUTD that work on similar topics from architecture, engineering and computer science perspectives.


Candidates should hold a PhD in Quantitative Social Science, Psychology, Cognitive Epidemiology, or related field, with a proven track record of effective teaching and active research with commitment to interdisciplinary research collaborations. The successful candidate will strengthen the department's teaching and research focus on healthcare issues.


Application Details

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) offers Engineering and Architecture degrees with a strong emphasis on creating a better world by design through nurturing socially cognizant innovators, technologists and entrepreneurs. The HASS cluster plays a pivotal and critical role in the university's commitment towards world class teaching and research excellence. The current HASS faculty bring core expertise in anthropology, geography, history, literature, media and communication, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and urban studies. This unique combination of interdisciplinary faculty has given rise to thought-provoking research and teaching that contribute significantly to particular disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary projects with other pillars at SUTD such as Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems and Design (ESD), Design and Artificial Intelligence (DAI), and Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD). For more information please visit the following websites: https://www.sutd.edu.sg, https://hass.sutd.edu.sg


SUTD's academic year consists of three terms, with every third term designated as research term. We specifically seek creative scholars/practitioners with the potential for developing new directions in humanities and social sciences teaching and research, and who are interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars at an engineering and design university.


The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development and functioning of both the HASS program and SUTD. This includes teaching and developing courses in their speciality, in addition to teaching in the department's team-taught core courses. He or she must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field by the start date.


Candidate should submit the following materials:


1. A cover letter

2. A statement of current and future research plans

3. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy

4. A 500-word description and select bibliography of up to ten readings for two courses you may wish to offer

5. A curriculum vitae

6. Two representative publications (e.g., articles)

7. Names, affiliations and email addresses of three referees


Full consideration will be given to applications received by 29 February 2024, though we will accept applications until the position is filled. For more information about these positions, please contact hassjobs@sutd.edu.sg.