Director of Division of Sciences

Singapore, Asia
Aug 22, 2014
Yale-NUS College is a new type of educational institution. Based in Singapore, it has been envisioned as “a community of learning, founded by two great universities, in Asia, for the world.” A new curriculum embraces the breadth and holistic ambition of liberal arts and science education, while the content has been reimagined to produce graduates who will thrive in the globalized 21st century. This groundbreaking college, with its highly interdisciplinary, rigorous and global model of education, held its first classes in 2013, bringing together an academically excellent and truly international faculty and student body. The College structure seeks to enable a highly interdisciplinary research and educational environment, with faculty sitting within one of three divisions: social sciences, humanities and science. Yale-NUS is now seeking a Director for its Division of Sciences. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized scientist who has the ability to balance research with exceptional teaching. He or she will embrace the challenges and potential in undertaking meaningful scientific research in an undergraduate institution. Growing and guiding a diverse faculty delivering biology, physics, chemistry, computational science, mathematics, and environmental science, he or she will play a truly formative role in the development of a unique institution. The post is full-time and based at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. The salary and benefits will be fully commensurate with the seniority and nature of the appointment and will reflect the required high caliber of the successful candidates. The College will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae, a covering letter of application addressing the role specification, along with teaching, research and administrative experience. Completed applications should be uploaded at quoting reference 1736 by midday (SGT) on Wednesday 24th September 2014.