Lecturers for “Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World”
The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CoHASS), Nanyang Technological University invites applications for Lecturers for a course titled “Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World”.
New Curriculum - Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core
NTU is transforming its education objectives towards more interdisciplinarity and collaborative learning for the foundation years of its undergraduate curriculum. A new interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum will be introduced in the academic year of 2021 to develop students’ cognitive agility, competence and character, besides their disciplinary major. This new curriculum consists of a set of 7 core courses which will form part of the overall degree requirement in all NTU undergraduate programmes. The courses will be concentrated over the first two years of study comprising mixed classes of students from different disciplinary programmes, so that they can embrace multidisciplinary group learning as part of the overall academic expectation from the start of their university education. Students will collaborate in different teams for their course projects or assignments.
Content for the 7 common core courses is developed by a diverse mix of faculty and integrated to understand issues from various perspectives. Aligned with the learning outcomes of the desired attributes of an NTU graduate, the courses are curated to focus on key transferable skills and the global challenges of the modern world. The courses will adopt the flipped classroom and collaborative learning pedagogy, with content made available prior to classes, to facilitate collaborative discussion through group-based activities during class time.
About the College
NTU's College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is internationally recognised for research excellence and interdisciplinary education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School of Humanities offers programmes in Chinese, English, History, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies and Philosophy while the School of Social Sciences offers programmes in Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Public Policy and Global Affairs. The College is also home to the School of Art, Design & Media; the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information; the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration; and the Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Home to more than 6,000 students and 300 academic and research staff, through its people and programmes the College contributes to Singapore, the region and beyond.
For more information, see https://cohass.ntu.edu.sg
Candidates are sought for a course titled “Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World”, one of the core courses in its new Interdisciplinary Collaborative Curriculum (ICC) for all NTU undergraduates. The course offers students a multicultural exposure to ethical theories and their application and challenges students to critically assess the institutions that structure their local and global communities.
This role is critical as part of the ICC Office’s strategy to implement NTU’s Education 5.0 to focus on interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum and to develop students into future-ready graduates and fulfills the following responsibilities:
- Facilitates and conducts all teaching assignments, both face-to-face and virtual delivery, across multiple tutorial groups involving activities such as case discussions and team debates.
- Develops, designs, and continuously improves curriculum plans, course outlines, evaluation procedures and instruments to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensure student engagement.
- Develops an instructional plan (known as a course outline or syllabus) for the course(s) they teach and ensures that it meets college and school standards.
- Supports course administration such as course evaluation, online course materials, attendance records, academic counselling on student progress.
- Conducts assessments, marking and grade entries, feedback to students, student consultations, non-academic matters etc.
- Develops course materials and learning resources for course delivery and support students’ learning.
- Provides regular course and student progress statistics for reporting and strategic decision making.
- Demonstrates values and principles of professional conduct in all endeavours.
- Any other assigned duties.
Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
- A master’s degree (e.g., MA) or a PhD in philosophy, politics/political science, or public policy. Holding a PhD degree is an advantage. Candidates with graduate degrees in other fields in the humanities or social sciences may be considered.
- Ability to teach ethics, public policy, government, or civics.
- A record of excellence in teaching and mentoring is an advantage.
- Interest and/or proficiency in technology-enhanced learning (e.g., developing online learning activities and assessments, creating lectures to be streamed online).
- Demonstrated potential for scholarship is an advantage.
Applicants are invited to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and citation reports, where applicable) through the NTU career portal: https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Lecturer-for--Ethics---Civics-in-a-Multicultural-World-_R00005099.
Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2021 and we will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.