Job Opportunities

 

We invite dedicated and suitably qualified candidates for the following tenurable appointments who share our vision in Nurturing Creative Global Designers and Critical Thinkers for the Built Environment to shape Asia's Future and the World:

 

  1. 1. 2 tenure track faculty in landscape architecture for its Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programme – one to assume the Director of the Program  
  2. 2. Teaching faculty in Urban Design, to assume the position of Director of Program           
  3. 3. Teaching faculty in Urban Planning. to assume the position of Director of Program         

 

The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate in Architecture or in the associated areas (Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture), with requisite experience and credentials suitable for full-time appointment in NUS.
To apply, please email (nus.aki.recruitment@nus.edu.sg) pdf copies of

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including research, teaching and administrative experience);
  2. Publication list;
  3. a Statement of Teaching (maximum two pages);
  4. a Statement of Research (maximum three pages) – citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution and explaining their significance;
  5. a list of six referees with contact details (who will be contacted only with your concurrence); and
  6. NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants;

 

The Department of Architecture welcomes applications for part-time design teaching in its program.  Positions are now open for Academic Year 2016/17 in the following years:

 

Foundational Design:

Year1: 3 positions in Basic Design

Year2: 3 positions in Basic Architecture  

 

Architectural Design:

Year3/4: 4 positions

Prospective applicants should have at least 2 years of  experience in teaching design; with a minimum of 5 years of local practice experience.  Kindly submit a short CV of education, experience & works, and a one-page statement on your teaching  philosophy to by 20 June 2016:

Head, Department of Architecture-NUS

Email: akihead@nus.edu.sg

 

 

Research Assistant Position 1

We are looking for a full-time Research Assistant for a period of 4 months, commencing 1st February 2017.
The appointed RA will assist in research, and provide administrative support for the project below.
Project: Energy Studio in Bangkok


The appointed RA will assist in collecting and analyzing data; conduct archival research; plan and coordinate study trip for students to Bangkok; manage collaboration with Thai partners;  coordinate training of students with energy tool, manage guest lectures; prepare presentations and reports; write academic papers, edit materials for a book.

To apply, please submit a cover letter specifying your research and/or teaching interests and experience, your curriculum vitae, names and contacts of 3 references, and the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the contact person indicated in the advertisement. Shortlisted candidates may be required to submit additional documents for review.


Qualifications
Candidates should possess the following:
* Good degree in architecture, engineering or building-related degree from a recognized institution with post-graduate qualifications in sustainable design/development
* Operative knowledge of urban design as it relates to sustainability
* Experience in research and writing
* Excellent command of the English language
* Familiarity with the EDF Energy tool


Contact Person:
Send expression of interest and CV to Dr Nirmal Kishnani: akintk@nus.edu.sg

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and will be asked to complete and submit the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the contact person indicated in the advertisement. (P/S: plesase double-click on "NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants) and paste the url (http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/applicationprocess/NUS-Personal-Data-Consent-for-Job-Applicants.pdf ) onto another new webpage to retrieve the document.

Shortlisted candidates may also be asked to submit additional documents for review, if necessary.

 

 

Research Assistant Position 2

Appointment: Full-time Research Assistant (RA)
Duration: 24 months. To start in January 2017.

Title: Productive façade systems: implementation and evaluation of Building Integrated Photovoltaic panels and vertical farming at the Tropical Technology Laboratory


Domain: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), Urban farming, Building performance simulation, Building façade systems
Summary: The research focuses on the integration of PV panels and vertical farming systems on modular façades suitable for residential buildings. This integration could have a large impact in reducing energy and food dependence and greenhouse gas emissions. The research is expected to provide a robust evidence of the feasibility of the façade systems by performing advanced computational simulations and by monitoring real live experiments for at least a year.  A facility with a number of façade modules and semi-open cells will be constructed for testing and monitoring. The early stage of the research will lead to the development and installation of the modular systems with solar and farming systems.

This research will run in parallel with other two researches related to the Tropical Technology (T2) Lab and the productive facades. Therefore, a regular collaboration among two or three RAs is also expected.
Tasks: The appointed RA will assist in several administrative and research activities, such as the coordination with different project stakeholders, reviewing literature, learning new tools, elaborating modular façade prototypes, conducting building performance simulations and calculations (solar, daylight, PV energy and farming yield), conducting measurements, writing reports, scientific papers among other activities.

Requirements:

  • Master in architecture or building science and engineering
  • Skilful in using digital modelling, graphical representation and building performance simulation tools, especially for solar and daylighting analysis.
  • Experience in research work and writing reports/ scientific papers

Application:
Interested applicants are encouraged to send the following supporting documents by email to Dr Abel Tablada abel@nus.edu.sg and Ms Katherine Chong akickp@nus.edu.sg

  • CV (including GPA/CAP ranking)
  • Personal Statement (up to one page with a brief description of why you want to apply)
  • Proven design or research experience with architecture/engineering background, knowledge of computer simulation and programming is preferred.
  • Sample publications, if available (no more than two)
  • A copy of official transcripts (Bachelor degree and Master degree)
  • A copy of TOEFL/IELTS score sheet for those whose undergraduate education is not in a native English-speaking environment.

Applications will be accepted until December 20th 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and will be asked to complete and submit the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the contact person indicated in the advertisement. (P/S: Pls double-click on "NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants) and paste the url onto another new webpage to retrieve the document.
Shortlisted candidates may also be interviewed if necessary.

The school:
The School of Design and Environment (SDE) is one of the 16 schools and faculties at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Consistently ranked as one of the best universities in Asia and in the world, NUS is internationally respected for its high-quality research in science, technology and the humanities—and, increasingly, at the interfaces between these fields. Research at SDE covers a wide spectrum of areas such as housing and community, mobility and urbanism, household finance, consumer choices in residential context, building technologies, urban environmental sustainability, and urban policies.

 

Research Assistant Position 3

We are looking for a full time (5 days a week, 8 hours) Research Assistant for 24 months appointment to commence in January 2017.
 
Project: The research tasks explore innovative ideas investigating the impacts of photovoltaic (PV) systems selection and their impact on localised power generation for net-zero energy building movement. Modifications to the PV systems to enhance their power generation efficiency will be examined to satisfy the increasing demand and reduce maintenance of the systems under tropical context. This research will run in parallel with other two researches related to the Tropical Technology (T2) Lab and the energy efficient PV systems in tropical environment. Therefore, a regular collaboration among two or three RAs is also expected.

Domain: Solar energy, Photovoltaic, BIPV

The appointed RA will be involved in the following tasks:

  • Assist and take care of all the tasks related to publications related to the domain.
  • Participate in research and writing of articles
  • Assist in development, design, and setup of the photovoltaic research facilities
  • Analysis and collection of data, and graphical representation of information using suitable tools (such as Autocad, MATLAB, PVsyst, etc.)
  • Job Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Architecture or Bachelor’s (preferably Master’s) Degree of Electrical and Electronic Engineering or other relevant engineering
  • Knowledge in the photovoltaic systems and design
  • Experience in research work and writing
  • Skilled in graphic design and representation
  • Capacity to work independently
  • Management skills
  •  

    Compulsory Information to be included.

    Interested candidates should contact Siu-Kit (Eddie) LAU at slau@nus.edu.sg with the following:

    • Cover letter specifying your research interests and experience
    • CV (including GPA/CAP ranking), which should include names and contact of 3 referees
    • Most significant publications, if available (no more than two)
    • A copy of official transcripts (Bachelor degree and Master degree)

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and will be asked to complete and submit the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the contact person indicated in the advertisement. (P/S: plesase double-click on "NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants) and paste the url (http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/applicationprocess/NUS-Personal-Data-Consent-for-Job-Applicants.pdf ) onto another new webpage to retrieve the document.

    Shortlisted candidates may also be asked to submit additional documents for review, if necessary.

     


    The National University of Singapore is a research-active university that offers an attractive employment package. Appointees will find, within the Department, a stimulating and well-resourced environment to pursue innovative and multi-disciplinary designs backed up by research that addresses the needs and conditions in Asia.