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Lecturer for “Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World”

School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Ethics, Civics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Nanyang Avenue, Asia, Singapore
Job description

Lecturer in “Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World”

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 capabilities, and communication skills to enable them to realize their potential and aspirations and to make lasting contributions to Singapore and beyond.

Lecturer in Ethics and Civics

The School of Humanities invites applications for a Lecturer position in the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core for a course titled ‘Ethics and Civics in a Multicultural World’ at Nanyang Technological University.

Ethics and Civics in a Multicultural World aims to equip students with the necessary philosophical foundations to understand theories of ethics and subsequently apply those theories to real-life scenarios and issues. It also aims to enable students to understand and critically assess the civic institutions that structure their local and global communities.

Topics include human rights, democracy, freedom of speech, inequality, abortion, as well as many others. The rights and duties of citizenship shall be a unifying theme. Students will think through assumptions they hold on all of these matters. They will be provided with the tools to understand conflicting perspectives on these important issues. There will be a substantial amount of time devoted toward understanding Singapore’s own institutions and ideologies, which are of course products specific to the country’s own unique historical and geo-political circumstances.


The syllabus, including content and assignments, for Ethics and Civics in a Multicultural World is fixed. So the hired Lecturer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and conduct all teaching assignments during tutorials, both face-to-face and virtual delivery, across multiple tutorial groups involving activities such as case discussions and student panel presentations.

  • Help improve the curriculum, course outlines, evaluation procedures and instruments to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensure student engagement.

  • Support course administration such as course evaluation, online course materials, data entry related to seminar groups, attendance records, and academic counselling on student progress

  • Conduct assessments, marking and grade entries, feedback to students, student consultations, non-academic matters etc.

  • Provide regular course and student progress statistics

  • Adhere to principles of professional conduct.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Applications received by 16 April 2024 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled. Applicants are invited to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and Google Scholar citation report if available) through the NTU career portal: https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Lecturer-in-Ethics-and-Civics_R00016201.Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Enquiries about the position may be addressed to:
Chair, Philosophy Search Committee
Email: [email protected]

Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Lecturer in Ethics and Civics” in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/NTU-...
Deadline for full consideration: April 16, 2024, 12:00am SGT

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.ntu.edu.sg/soh/
Contact name Chair, Philosophy Search Committee
Contact email
Time created February 16, 2024, 10:14pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 14, 2024, 11:22am SGT
Last updated February 16, 2024, 10:14pm UTC
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