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 ( 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;


Research Assistant in Landscape Architecture Research

We are looking for a full time (5 days a week, 8 hours) Research Assistant for 24 months appointment to commence in early October 2017.

Project: The project aims to uncover ecological design potential to promote the sustainable growth of urban greenery through a lesson learned from the monitoring constructed landscape projects in Singapore

Domain: Landscape Architecture, landscape management  

The appointed RA will be involved in the following tasks:
- Conduct site analysis and environmental assessment including flora and fauna survey
- Supervise students assistants and part-time assistants
- Analysis and collection of data, and graphical representation of information using suitable tools (such as Autocad, in-design, illustrator, photoshop, excel, etc.)
- Assist and take care of all the tasks related to publications  

Job Requirements:

- Master's Degree in Landscape architecture  
- Practice experience in min.2years.
- Operative knowledge in the above mentioned tools
- Experience in research work and writing
- Capacity to work independently
- Management skills

Compulsory Information to be included.

Interested candidates should contact Prof Hwang Yun Hye at with the following:

1. Cover letter specifying your research interests and experience
2. CV, which should include names and contact of 3 referees
3. NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants

Appreciate your understanding in advance that only selected qualified applicants will receive responses.

In accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), please provide consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal data, using the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants form.
For more information, please visit NUS > Careers > Academic Appointments.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Research Associate / Research Assistant

Department: DOA / DOB
Domain: Timber Engineering


Job Purpose:
A multidisciplinary team of architects/researchers from Advanced Architectonics Design Lab, Department of Architecture and Smart Materials Lab, Department of Building at National University of Singapore are looking for motivated full time Research Associate / Research Assistants for 12-month appointment for the following timber related research project for sustainable construction industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Sky Timber: Innovative Mass Timber Construction (MTC) Systems for High-density Urban Environment in the Tropics is to develop holistic passive design strategies for medium to high rise buildings made of tropical timber, reduce carbon foot print from construction industry, ultimately contribute to establish sustainable regional construction industry from the renewable resources. Tropical lightwood is fast growing, renewable, thermally insulated and quickly assembled, however, their structural use in building construction is still unknown. The research project is to develop durable architectural components from the renewable resources by innovative composite technologies and testing, in combination with holistic architectonics studies to allocate them in suitable right places in the tropics.

The research methods comprise with three steps: 1) Literature-based research on regional tropical timber, forestry and timber construction industries, 2) Tropical mass timber prototyping and specimen testing, 3) Architectonics study for tropical high-density urban environment.

Key deliverables of the research project are:
a) Analysis of tropical timber, forestry, and timber construction industry.
b) Tropical MTC testing report and scaled/partial full-scale Tropical MTC component prototypes.
c) Tropical MTC road map for the Singapore construction industry.

The research project is funded by Ministry of National Development (MND) and Building Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore, to be reviewed by regional and international timber experts. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
The appointed Research Associate / Research Assistant will be involved in the following tasks:
1. Conduct detailed literature-based studies of tropical timber, regional forestry and timber industry.
2. Conduct detailed lab-based studies of physical properties of wood or wood composite products for building construction.
3. Manage and organise Mass Timber Construction for Tropical High-density Urbanism Symposium and related events. 
4. Assist Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator in general administrative management of the research project.
5. Assist in preparing manuscripts for academic journal articles, filing of patents and/or conference presentations.

Qualification & Requirements:
·      Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Timber Engineering related discipline.   
·      Experience with laboratory-based research works (min. 0.5 years).
·      Well organised documentation skills with excellent command of English.
·      Excellent communication skills with diverse collaborators and specialists.
·      Ability to work independently.

Duration of Appointment: 
From Sep. 2017 to Aug. 2018. (incl. 3 months’ probation period, with possibility of renewal.)

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:
21st Jun. 2017.  (Or till the position filled).

Interested applicants should send your CV to A/P Shinya Okuda ( and A/P Harn Wei Kua ( 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. 


Research Assistant Position

Job Purpose:

This position is open for a motivated research assistant with a background in urban planning / urban design / landscape architecture and with expertise in GIS, parametric modelling and scripting. The main objective of the research project is to support JTC’s planning processes with computational approaches and techniques that enable iterative generation and evaluation of possible future urban outcomes based on predictive feedback to support decision-making. Specifically, activities will include translating planning visions and strategies into generative models, and evaluating these generative models according to specified requirements

Key deliverables of the research project are:
- The generated urban models and their assessment, in response to the specific planning requirements as presented by the JTC planners.
- The software tool that serves to produce these urban models and their assessments
- Publications at international scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.

Qualification & Requirements:
The candidate must have:
- Qualified to degree level or equivalent in urban planning, urban design, or landscape architecture.
- Either practical work or research experience, preferably relating to urban design or planning, or completed studies in urban design or urban planning.
- GIS and advanced parametric modelling skills.
- Basic computational scripting skills
- Excellent presentation and documentation skills.
- Excellent communication skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work closely with Principal Investigators and external collaborators.
- Translate planning visions, strategies, and scenarios into generative models.
- Develop parametric models, rules and algorithms for generating urban models.
- Spatially analyse and evaluate urban models wrt to specified requirements.

Duration of Appointment:
12 months.

Estimated no. of work hours per week:
42 h /week (Full-time appointment)

NUS standard hourly rate (which depends on candidates’ qualifications.)

Application deadline:
Until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send their CV to Assoc. Prof. Rudi Stouffs, Principal Investigator (

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.