JOB – Environmental Studies; Yale-NUS (Singapore)

Environmental Studies at Yale-NUS College

The newly established Yale-NUS College in Singapore, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is seeking faculty of all ranks in the broad area of Environmental Studies.  We are interested in teacher-scholars who work at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, including but not limited to environmental economics/risk assessment, global change and society, environmental law and policy, and natural resource sustainability in Asia, other regions and worldwide.

We seek outstanding candidates for the inaugural faculty who have a particular interest in undergraduate teaching in a residential setting and are committed to innovative pedagogy. Candidates with enthusiasm for contributing to an interdisciplinary common curriculum in the liberal arts are particularly welcome.  Faculty members are expected to maintain a strong research focus, with particular strength in mentoring undergraduates in research experiences.   Startup funds, and continuing research funds on a competitive basis, are available through the College.

Environmental Studies is one of three interdisciplinary majors (Urban Studies and Global Affairs are the others) that draw from the natural sciences, arts and humanities.  The College will not have disciplinary departments, but joint appointments with NUS departments can be arranged in cases where the involvement of Yale-NUS faculty with research facilities, graduate students, and other activities at NUS would be mutually beneficial. Salary, benefits and leave policies will be competitive at an international level.

The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  All particulars of the application process and links to the application site and to other information about Yale-NUS can be found at   Review of applications begins on November 2, 2012 and will continue until positions are filled.