Job openings at NTU, Singapore

Alec Coupe alec.coupe at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 10 06:36:03 UTC 2009

Apologies for cross-postings.

Faculty Appointments in Linguistics - All Fields (at Assistant Professor
/Associate Professor Level)

The Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies (LMS) in the School of
Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore, invites qualified academics to apply for a number of tenure-track
faculty positions at either Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The new Division of LMS was established in 2008 to oversee the teaching of a
new BA (Honours) programme in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, which
admits some 60 majors every year. In line with NTU's mission to become a
world-class research-led university, the new division places strong emphasis
on cutting-edge research and international publications. With
multilingualism as a central theme, research in the division is geared
towards a deepening of our understanding of multilingualism through
empirical studies of topics such as language description and documentation,
language contact, loanword phonology, machine translation, language
maintenance and shift, and multilingual language processing and acquisition.
Potential applicants can view more details about the division's teaching and
research on its website:

Successful applicants can look forward to a research-stimulating
environment. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged and supported
in the School and teaching duties are commensurate with top research
universities in the world. New faculty members will be entitled to apply for
a Start-Up Grant of up to SGD 100,000. The School also makes generous annual
provision for conference travel and research grants.

Suitable applicants should have PhDs in Linguistics or related fields and be
able to contribute to the running of the Linguistics programme by teaching
core courses. The appointees will also be expected to offer electives in one
or more areas of specialisation. At the current stage of the programme, the
Division seeks applicants interested in multilingualism from all fields,
including but not limited to topics such as bilingual cognition, language
contact, corpus linguistics, typology of Asian languages and historical
linguistics. A research background in languages spoken in the region is
highly desirable.

In addition to teaching at the undergraduate level, successful applicants
will be expected to contribute to postgraduate-level teaching and
supervision, and be active in research and publication. Appointees should
complement existing strengths in the Division and also add to those
strengths in new and substantive ways. For appointments at the Associate
Professorship level, applicants should possess very high standing in their
fields of specialisation, as well as extensive experience in administration,
teaching and research.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for
Faculty Appointment

and send your application the address below. Please arrange for three
references to be independently emailed to the Chair of the Selection
Committee, Professor K.K. Luke at H-LMS at

For further inquiries, please contact Professor Luke.

Review of applications will begin on 1st November 2009 and the closing date
for the applications will be 30th November 2009.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:

Office of Human Resources

Administration Building, Level 4

50 Nanyang Avenue

Singapore 639798


Email Address for Applications: Acad-talent at

Contact Information:

Professor K.K. Luke

Email: H-LMS at

Fax: (65) 6791 9340

Kind regards,


Dr Alexander R. Coupe
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Nanyang Technological University
HSS 03-53, 14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332
Tel: +65 6592-1567 | Fax: +65 6795-6525 | email: alec.coupe at
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