Available Academic Positions

Over the past 55 years, the Department of Architecture has contributed robustly to the steady growth, expansion and development that parallels the modernisation of the city-state of Singapore. Our Department has built and expanded on its long tradition of providing a high standard of professional architectural education and research in the setting of Asia’s top university. We invite dedicated and suitably qualified candidates for the following tenurable/educator track 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:


Master of Landscape Architecture

1. Tenure track faculty (Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor) and

2. Educator track faculty (Senior Lecturer) in landscape architecture for its Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programme


Urban Design

1. Tenure track faculty (Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor) and

2. Educator track faculty (Senior Lecturer) in Urban Design


Architectural Design

1. Tenure track faculty (Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor) and

2. Educator track faculty (Senior Lecturer) in the area of Architectural Design, Architectural Design Technologies /Environmental Systems)


Successful candidates 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 send/email pdf copies

Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including academic history; research, teaching and administrative experience);

Publication list;

a Statement of Teaching (maximum two pages);

a Statement of Research (maximum three pages) – citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution and explaining their significance;

a list of six referees with contact details (who will be contacted only with your concurrence); and NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants;


Mailing address:

Department of Architecture

4 Architecture Drive

SDE 1 #03-01

Singapore 117566






A Joint-Research Project between National University of Singapore, Yale-NUS College and the National Parks Board



The Landscape Studies Group of the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a Full-Time Research Assistant for a research project on functional traits and cooling ability of tropical urban trees.

The appointment will in the first quarter of 2019 for a period of 2 years, subject to performance review. The successful applicant will be part of a multi-disciplinary comprising the PIs, co-PIs, research fellow and research assistant.



The overall aim of the project is assess differences among urban trees in Singapore in providing cooling through transpiration and shading as an important urban ecosystem service provided by urban trees. Species performance will be assessed together with functional traits of trees to develop methods for predicting performance of urban trees.



The Research Assistant will assist the PI in the undertaking field work and subsequently analytical work with the research fellow as a team.

He/she should ideally have an honours or master degree in plant science, urban horticulture or environmental biology. Prior research experience in measuring transpiration in in woody plants and modelling of shading by trees will be an advantage.



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:



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



Interested applicants should submit the following via email to Associate Professor Dr. Tan Puay Yok ( by 31 Jan 2019:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae, with record of previous experience
  • 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 ( The referee reports should also reach me 31 Jan 2019.

Applicants will be asked to appear for interview (including over SKYPE).

For further information on the project, please contact the PI, Associate Professor Dr. Tan Puay Yok (


Research Assistant Position No. C-295-000-075-001

"SILICON SG – Regeneration of post-industrial regions. Rethinking the Future Singapore Integrated Wafer Fab Parks"

We are looking for a full time (5 days a week, 42 hours) Research Assistant for 12 months appointment to commence in January 2019.


Silicon SG is a project focusing on the transformation of the Tampines and Pasir Ris Wafer Fab Parks as part of the JTC-NUS i3 Design Research Studio collaboration. In Singapore, JTC has developed four specialised wafer fabrication parks – located in Woodlands, Tampines, Pasir Ris, and North Coast and has been focusing efforts in preparing these wafer fab parks (WFPs) land for semiconductor investment purposes.

As part of the collaboration, the urban design research studio proposed innovative and advanced urban design solutions to address the current challenges such as: branding and marketing for WFPs in a scenario of strong competition with neighbour countries; enhance attractiveness as a work destination or enhance social cohesion in the Singapore urban environment:

The project involves the publication of the works and the research related tasks, including writing of articles and conclusions.

Urban Planning and Design.
The appointed RA will be involved in the following tasks:

- Coordination and execution of all the tasks related to the publication of the book, including control of materials, coordination with designers, publishers, printers, etc
- Research, reading of documents and reports, editing and writing of articles
- Analysis, collection of data, and graphical representation of information using suitable tools (Autocad, in-design, illustrator, photoshop, excel, word)
- Coordination and preparation of an exhibition with JTC (if requested).


- Master's Degree in Urban Planning
- Very high provable organization and management skills
- Knowledge, understanding, experience and passion in research work related to the field.
- Knowledge and interest in urban regeneration of post-industrial regions.
- Previous experience in delivering book publications
- Very high analysis and writing skills to produce articles
- Experience in research work and writing
- High and provable knowledge in the above mentioned software tools
- Skilled in graphic design and representation
- High capacity to work and manage tasks independently
- Participation and support in some other research and publication tasks

The work will be developed at the University.
Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV and portfolio by email to Prof. Oscar Carracedo at

Short listed candidates will be interviewed once the application period is over and until position is covered. Candidates who have not been short listed will not receive a specific notification from the Project director.



Available Research Assistant Position

Job Purpose:

This position(s) is open for a motivated research assistant with proficiency in either Building Information Modelling or computer programming. The main objective of the research project is the automatic mapping of IFC-BIM models into semantically enriched 3D CityGML building models (exterior and interior).

Your role(s) in the project will be to support a post-doctoral fellow with the development and implementation, testing and demonstration of algorithms for the automated mapping and conversion of native BIM models into IFC models into CityGML building models.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Work closely with post-doctoral fellow(s)

- Support analysis of BIM models to identify modelling issues that may hinder export and conversion into IFC and CityGML

- Support development, implementation, testing and demonstration of computer algorithms for automatic mapping of IFC-BIM models into semantically enriched 3D CityGML building models

- Support training workshops

- Support documentation and reporting

Qualification & Requirements:

  •     Proficiency with Building Information Modelling (or)
  •     Proficiency with computer programming
  •     Knowledge of CityGML or IFC is preferred, but not required
  •     Ability to work both independently and in group
  •     Well-organized documentation skills with excellent command of English
  •     Excellent communication skills
  •      Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Architecture, Building, or Computing based discipline


Duration of Appointment: 

Until end of April 2019.

Estimated no. of work hours per week:

42 h / week  (Full-time appointment)


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

Application deadline:

Till the position(s) is filled.

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