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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Hiring of Research Assistant or Associate


We are looking for a full time (42 hours per week) Research Assistant or Associate for a 6 to 12-month appointment for the research project “Agents of Modernity: Pioneer Builders, Architecture and Independence in Singapore, 1900s-1970s.”
The research project examines the emergence of the architectural profession in Singapore in the twentieth century. Through a study of the key members of the profession, the project explores how the profession was shaped by the larger social, cultural and political conditions while also shaping the built environment.
Job description
The appointed Research Assistant will assist the Principal Investigator in the following tasks:

  • Collection of historical data through archival and library research, site documentation, and interview
  • Organisation, digitization and analysis of data, including visual data such as photographs, drawings and maps. Especially important is the meticulous maintenance and collation of diverse data.
  • Review of literature and preparation of research notes
  • Administrative aspects of the project

Requirements

  • Experience in historical research, especially in doing archival research
  • Good command of the English language and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Organized and thorough with historical material
  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in architecture, art or architectural history, history or related disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Preferred

  • Interests in the built environment, architectural history, urban history, and/or material culture
  • Proficiency in Singapore’s mother tongue languages – particularly Chinese or Malay – would be an advantage

Interested candidate should contact Dr. Chang Jiat Hwee at jiathwee@nus.edu.sg with the following:

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

Hiring of Research Assistant or Associate


We are looking for a full time (42 hours per week) Research Assistant or Associate for a 6 to 12-month appointment for the research project “Imperalism and Indigenous Identity: Colonial Narrative of Town Planning and Architectural Design of Southeast and East Asia Between 1800-1960”
The research project examines the emergence of the architectural profession in Singapore in the twentieth century. Through a study of the key members of the profession, the project explores how the profession was shaped by the larger social, cultural and political conditions while also shaping the built environment.
Job description
The appointed Research Assistant will assist the Principal Investigator in the following tasks:

  • Collection of historical data through archival and library research, site documentation, and interview
  • Organisation, digitization and analysis of data, including visual data such as photographs, drawings and maps. Especially important is the meticulous maintenance and collation of diverse data.
  • Review of literature and preparation of research notes
  • Administrative aspects of the project

Requirements

  • Experience in historical research, especially in doing archival research
  • Good command of the English language and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Organized and thorough with historical material
  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in architecture, art or architectural history, history or related disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Preferred

  • Interests in the built environment, architectural history, urban history, and/or material culture
  • Proficiency in Singapore’s mother tongue languages – particularly Chinese or Malay – would be an advantage

Interested candidate should contact Prof Ho Puay Peng at akihpp@nus.edu.sg with the following:

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

 

Job Opportunities: Postdoctoral Positions

The Department of Architecture invite applications for Post-Doctoral positions in the following areas:

  1. Environmental System and Performance
  2. Architectural and Urban Prototyping
  3. Landscape Studies
  4. Emerging Urbanism in Asia
  5. Advance Practice in Design
  6. History, Theory, Criticism: Asia and its Trajectories

Detailed information and application procedures about the positions available HERE (please click)

Please submit your application documents to researchdoa@gmail.com latest by 6th September 2017.

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.

Research Project: An Analytical Morphological Approach to Urban Conservation in China

Job Purpose:

This position is open for a motivated research assistant with a strong background in geographical information system and in particular spatial analysis. The main objective of the research project is to develop a new street network analysis method for describing and analysing localities of historical cities, and then improve the morphological approach to urban conservation. Specifically, research activities will include evaluating relevant spatial analysis tools, modelling street network system, programming and creating new methods, and testing and verifying new tools with specific requirements.

Qualification & Requirements:
The candidate must have   
·      Qualified to master degree level or equivalent in Geographical Information Systems or related field.
·      Either practical work or research experience in applied GIS, preferably relating to urban spatial analysis and big data analysis.
·      Familiar with Arc GIS and related spatial modelling and analysis tools
·      Familiar with programming using python.
·      Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·      Work closely with principal Investigator on a daily basis.
·      Develop new tools for describing and analysing urban locality.
·      Obtain data and develop spatial model for case studies
·      Test and improve new methods with in-depth cast studies.

Duration of Appointment: 
Six months.

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

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

Application deadline:
Until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send their CV to Assistant Prof Ye ZHANG, Principal Investigator (akizy@nus.edu.sg)

2 Joint Research Assistants at Department of Architecture and School of Computing, NUS for Measuring physical profile and use of Park Connector Network with deep learning and multi-source multi-modal data analytics

Job Purpose:

This position is open for a motivated research assistant with a strong background in data science and computing. The main objective of the research project is to measure the physical profile of Park Connector Network (PCN) at a fine-grained level and analyse its relation with users’ behaviour, leveraging on big open data from social media and latest deep learning and data analytics. It also aims to translate the analytical results into design tools and guidelines to enable more informed decision-making in the development of future Park Connector Network.

Qualification & Requirements:

Research assistant A:   
·      Qualified to bachelor degree level or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics or related field.
·      Either practical work or research experience relating to large-scale data analysis, data mining/machine learning and social media analysis.
·      Familiarity with at least one programming language used for data analysis.
·      Familiarity with image analysis and Natural Language Processing skills is highly preferred.

Research assistant B:  
·      Qualified to master degree level or equivalent in urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture or related field.
·      Either practical work or research experience, preferably relating to urban design and planning and landscape architecture of Asian cities.
·      Familiar with Arc GIS and related spatial modelling and analysis tools
·      Familiar with statistics
·      Excellent presentation and communication skills (both writing and speaking).

Duties & Responsibilities:

Research assistant A:
·      Work closely with investigators in the School of Computing.
·      Obtain data related to the usage of and opinions on urban facilities (especially PCN) from social media, online forums, and other possible sources.
·      Analyse a large amount of text, image and socially related data to develop computational tools for urban design that can produce predictive models and support decision-making in urban design.

Research assistant B:
·      Work closely with the Principle Investigator.
·      Conduct systematic survey of the physical environment of Park Connector Network and behaviour observations.
·      Conduct spatial modelling and analysis of Park Connector Network and surrounding areas based on GIS.
·      Collaborate with research assistant A to develop design tools and guidelines

Duration of Appointment: 
Twelve months for each candidate.

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

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

Application deadline:
Until the position is filled.

Interested applicants for Research assistant A should send their CV to Assistant Professor Ye ZHANG, Principal Investigator (akizy@nus.edu.sg) and Dr Ma Jie, Senior Research Fellow (dcsmjie@nus.edu.sg). 

Interested applicants for Research assistant A should send their CV to Assistant Professor Ye ZHANG, Principal Investigator (akizy@nus.edu.sg).

 

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 yhwang@nus.edu.sg 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.

Project: 
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).

Application: 
Interested applicants should send your CV to A/P Shinya Okuda (akiso@nus.edu.sg) and A/P Harn Wei Kua (bdgkuahw@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. 

 

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)

Payment:
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 (stouffs@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.