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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology of Ageing/Social Gerontology

Sociology Programme
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology of Ageing/Social Gerontology
HSS invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology from candidates with expertise in the sociology of ageing/social gerontology. With a new interdisciplinary graduate program in Gerontology, we are especially interested in candidates with strong quantitative research skills  and who are able to conduct research and teach in one or more of the following areas: the sociology of care, the life course (with a specific focus on the ageing and elderly), family dynamics, healthcare, and/or the impact of digital technologies on ageing populations. Candidates should possess a PhD in Sociology or a related social-science discipline at the time of appointment, demonstrable evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to university service. The University emphasizes cutting-edge research and teaching and boasts strong support for each. The successful applicant is expected to teach in English at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and send your application package (consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), three selected reprint/preprints of publications, and the names and email addresses of three potential referees) to:

Sociology of Ageing Search Committee

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Nanyang Technological University

14 Nanyang Drive, #05-36

Singapore 637332


Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Assistant Professor (Sociology)” in the subject line. Please send your enquiries about the position to the above email address.

Deadline for application: 14 April 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.