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;
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Lab Technologist (Workshop Computer Numeric Control Equipment Instructor with Digital Manufacturing Background)

Department: DOA
Domain: Architecture / Manufacturing / Automation
Job Purpose:
The Department of Architecture (DOA) Design Fabrication Workshop serves 800 over students annually, has approx. 400m2 area with 50 + equipment, within which half of them are Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) equipment. In the light of the progressive technical shift and increased operational complexity, we would like to recruit a Lab Technologist (CNC instructor with digital manufacturing background) with high technical competency to operate new generations of CNC equipment, such as high-quality 3D printers, CNC milling/cutting equipment as well as multi-axis robotic fabrication provisions. The candidate requires to possess both competent programming/computational knowledge and excellent material handling skills and experiences.
In line with other top design schools, such as ETH and Harvard, currently DOA Design Fabrication Workshop is operated by a team of:
a) Workshop masters (metal master, wood master, etc.) and
b) CNC instructor with digital manufacturing background
This recruitment is to appoint replacement personnel for the position b) CNC instructor.
We believe that our well-equipped and maintained workshop with highly competent Lab Technologists will excel the DOA to raise leading architects and industrial designers in Singapore and worldwide.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The appointed Lab Technologist will be involved in the following tasks:
- Work closely with the senior Lab Officers/Technologist and be responsible for the day to day workshop operations.
- Train CNC equipment operation to students/staffs systematically and develop detailed instruction materials.
- Assist CNC equipment operation for prototype making in various scales: from industrial design to architecture.
- Control safety standard of the workshop and document safety inspection report.
- Prepare contract with vendors with updated knowledge on (CNC) machine specification.
- Maintain (CNC) equipment and related tools.
Qualification & Requirements:
- Expertly perform CNC programming, operation and daily maintenance.
- Good craftsmanship accompanied which excellent knowledge of materials and the latest machining technologies.
- Ability to materialize design intentions as high quality physical prototypes in discussion with architects /designers /students.
- Excellent communication skills to instruct students and staffs.
- Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Manufacturing/Automation/Engineering based discipline.
- Experience working with Robotics (6 Axis above) is distinct advantage for the workshop's current provisions.
Duration of Appointment:
Starting from Jan. 2018 (incl. 3 months’ probation period).
Estimated no. of work hours per week:
42 h/week (Full-time appointment)
Gross Monthly Salary Range:
Salary will commensurate with the candidate’s qualification and experience.
Application deadline:
24th Nov. 2017.  (Or till the position filled).
Application:
Interested applicants should send your CV to A/P Shinya Okuda (Chair, DOA Workshop Committee, akiso@nus.edu.sg) with your letter of intent. Appreciate your understandings in advance that only selected qualified applicants will receive responses. Shortlisted candidates may also be asked to submit additional documents for our considerations, if necessary.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tropical Terrestrial Ecosystem Services

In the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

INVITATION TO APPLY
The Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in tropical terrestrial ecosystem services, to begin on 1 January 2018 or soon thereafter. The position will be for a period of 3 years, subject to performance review. The successful applicant will be part of a multi-million dollar project on the topic of ‘A Natural Capital Assessment for Singapore’.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROJECT
The overall aim of the project is to quantify the economic, social, and cultural value of Singapore’s environmental assets (its ‘Natural Capital’), and present and model the information in such a way that it can inform future policy and urban development. To protect and enhance natural capital in Singapore and secure the long-term foundational benefits from this capital, we need to understand the current status of Singapore’s ecosystems, and develop tools to predict the environmental impacts of future urbanization. This will be achieved by:
1. quantifying the current status of Singapore’s terrestrial and coastal-marine ecosystems
2. quantifying the value of Singapore’s terrestrial and coastal/marine ecosystems to Society.
3. assessing tradeoffs between urban development (urban assets) and natural capital (natural assets)
4. assessing future policy and development opportunities that integrate natural capital

This project also represents the first national-scale Natural Capital Project to be conducted in the tropics. The key deliverables of the project will be:
1. a report assessing the current status and potential future of Singapore’s natural capital
2. a tool for visualizing spatial variation in ecosystem services, trade-offs in ecosystem service provision, and the impacts of future urbanization on ecosystem service provision
3. peer-reviewed publications relating to the Natural Capital Assessment

THE ROLE
The Research Fellow will have expertise in working on tropical terrestrial ecosystems and assessment of ecosystem services. Ecology and landscape ecology knowledge, and GIS, remote sensing and spatial modelling skills are preferred. S/he will be responsible for undertaking the spatial mapping and analysis component of terrestrial ecosystem study. The RF will also contribute to the supervision of a junior research assistant, and work alongside other Research Fellows in the larger project team.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONS
The Singapore-ETH Centre was established in 2010 by ETH Zurich and Singapore's National Research Foundation, as part of its CREATE campus. The vibrant hub for research aims to provide practical solutions to some of the most pressing problems through its programmes - Future Cities Laboratory and Future Resilient Systems.

The QS World University rankings place NUS in the top 15 universities in the world and number one in Asia. In the same rankings the Department of Architecture is generally ranked among the top 10 Architecture and Built Environment programmes globally. This study is undertaken by the Landscape Studies Research Cluster of the Department of Architecture. Further information on the Department is available at: http://www.arch.nus.edu.sg/. The RF will work with team members from the Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Geography, both of which are also ranked among the top 10 programmes in the respective disciplines in the world.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
1. The appointment will be tenable for a period of three years
2. The position comes with competitive remuneration
3. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants must hold a PhD from a reputable university (or awaiting conferment), have research experience in a related field of natural sciences, and a record of (or potential to deliver) impactful research publications.

Interested scholars should submit the following via email to A/P Dr. Tan Puay Yok (akitpy@nus.edu.sg) by 30 Nov 2017
Letter of application
Curriculum vitae, with complete list of publications
At least one sample of their published work
A write-up, of no more than 800 words, explaining the candidate’s past research experience and aptitude in relation to the research project
Please arrange for TWO referees (one of which should be the PhD supervisor) to submit a confidential report on their academic standing and research directly to (akitpy@nus.edu.sg). The referee reports should also reach us by 30 Nov 2017

Applicants will be asked to appear for interview (including over SKYPE). For further information on the project contact the PI A/P Dr. Tan Puay Yok (akitpy@nus.edu.sg)

 

GIS Research Assistant in Tropical Terrestrial Ecosystem Services

In the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

INVITATION TO APPLY
The Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in tropical terrestrial ecosystem services, to begin on 1 January 2018 or soon thereafter. The position will be for a period of 3 years, subject to performance review. The successful applicant will be part of a multi-million dollar project on the topic of ‘A Natural Capital Assessment for Singapore’.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROJECT
The overall aim of the project is to quantify the economic, social, and cultural value of Singapore’s environmental assets (its ‘Natural Capital’), and present and model the information in such a way that it can inform future policy and urban development. To protect and enhance natural capital in Singapore and secure the long-term foundational benefits from this capital, we need to understand the current status of Singapore’s ecosystems, and develop tools to predict the environmental impacts of future urbanization. This will be achieved by:


1. quantifying the current status of Singapore’s terrestrial and coastal-marine ecosystems
2. quantifying the value of Singapore’s terrestrial and coastal/marine ecosystems to Society.
3. assessing tradeoffs between urban development (urban assets) and natural capital (natural assets)
4. assessing future policy and development opportunities that integrate natural capital

This project also represents the first national-scale Natural Capital Project to be conducted in the tropics. The key deliverables of the project will be:
1. a report assessing the current status and potential future of Singapore’s natural capital
2. a tool for visualizing spatial variation in ecosystem services, trade-offs in ecosystem service provision, and the impacts of future urbanization on ecosystem service provision
3. peer-reviewed publications relating to the Natural Capital Assessment

THE ROLE
The Research Assistant will have expertise in working on tropical terrestrial ecosystems. Tropical ecology knowledge, and GIS, and remote sensing skills are preferred. S/he will be responsible for assisting in collecting, managing and processing the data generated in the study in GIS as part of the terrestrial ecosystem study. S/he will work together with other research fellows and research assistants fo the larger research team.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONS
The Singapore-ETH Centre was established in 2010 by ETH Zurich and Singapore's National Research Foundation, as part of its CREATE campus. The vibrant hub for research aims to provide practical solutions to some of the most pressing problems through its programmes - Future Cities Laboratory and Future Resilient Systems.

The QS World University rankings place NUS in the top 15 universities in the world and number one in Asia. In the same rankings the Department of Architecture is generally ranked among the top 10 Architecture and Built Environment programmes globally. This study is undertaken by the Landscape Studies Research Cluster of the Department of Architecture. Further information on the Department is available at: http://www.arch.nus.edu.sg/. The research assistant will work with team members from the Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Geography, both of which are also ranked among the top 10 programmes in the respective disciplines in the world.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
1. The appointment will be tenable for a period of three years
2. The position comes with competitive remuneration
3. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants must hold a good honours degree or Master degree from a reputable university (or awaiting conferment), and preferably have research experience in a related field of natural sciences.

Interested scholars should submit the following via email to A/P Dr. Tan Puay Yok (akitpy@nus.edu.sg) by 30 Nov 2017
Letter of application
Curriculum vitae, with record of previous experience in using GIS for research
A write-up, of no more than 800 words, explaining the candidate’s past research experience and aptitude in relation to the research project
Please arrange for TWO referees to submit a confidential report on their academic standing and research directly to (akitpy@nus.edu.sg). The referee reports should also reach me by 30 Nov 2017

Applicants will be asked to appear for interview (including over SKYPE). For further information on the project contact the PI A/P Dr. Tan Puay Yok (akitpy@nus.edu.sg)


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.