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Assistant or Associate Professor of Epidemiology
National University of Singapore

Date Posted May 3, 2018
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Epidemiology
University National University of Singapore
Department Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date 2018
  • Singapore
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Nutrition and Dietetics
    Health Sciences - General

The National University of Singapore – which is the top ranked university in Asia – is recruiting full-time Assistant or Associate Professors for the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH). All positions are tenure-track appointment (i.e. appointees are given fixed contracts for up to 7 years, with the goal of obtaining tenured appointments at the end of this period). In additional to an attractive salary and benefits package, new faculty members are eligible for a start-up grant to initiate their independent stream of research and subsidised university accommodation, subject to prevailing terms and conditions.

Researchers in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Epidemiological research with a focus on molecular epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, social epidemiology or behavioral epidemiology.
  • Epidemiological research on obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.


Required qualifications are:
a) an earned doctoral degree in a relevant discipline
b) a strong track record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals
c) ability to contribute to courses relevant to epidemiology and public health


Research responsibilities include developing and establishing collaborative research proposals with NUS faculty for extramural funding. SSHSPH has several large-scale cohort studies including the Singapore Chinese Health Study and the Multi Ethnic Cohort Study. Applicants are expected to contribute to the development and use of these cohort studies and/or to conduct translational epidemiological research that informs the development of public health interventions.

Teaching responsibilities include the development and teaching of courses in epidemiology and other areas of public health and the supervision of graduate students.

To apply, please submit a cover letter specifying your research and/or teaching interests and experience, your curriculum vitae, names and contact details of 3 references, and the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to:

Prof. Rob M. van Dam/ Ms. Charmaine Tang
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore
Tahir Foundation Building
12 Science Drive 2, #10-01
Singapore 117549

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About the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

The Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health is the newest of 16 schools/ faculties within the National University of Singapore (NUS). Founded in 1905, NUS is the largest and most respected university in the nation. NUS is a leading global university centered in Asia, offering a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. It is an innovative, research- intensive university with over 36,000 students from 100 countries.

The Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) builds upon over 60 years of experience in research, teaching and practice formerly as a department and since 6 years as an independent school. With a focus on the heath of Asian populations, the School highlights:

  • Identifying, developing and testing innovative solutions that integrate different research discoveries into potential public health actions;
  • Collecting, collating and integrating data and evidence to inform public health policies;
  • Implementing a broad-based curriculum that focuses upon the multidisciplinary nature of public health problems and solutions.

The School actively collaborates with many partners including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Michigan School of Public Health.

At the postgraduate level, the School’s flagship program leads to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The MPH Program attracts students from a wide range of disciplines from within Singapore and throughout the region.

About Singapore

Singapore is an island republic in South-East Asia, situated between the countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. Located at one of the crossroads of the world, Singapore’s strategic position has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. It is also a thriving hub for biomedical sciences in Asia. Singapore offers an established research infrastructure, a vibrant research climate and strong financial support for R&D.

With English as the language of administration, business, and technology, foreign professionals find it easy to work and live in Singapore. In addition, the city offers a safe environment, low personal taxation and quality standard of living. In fact, Singapore has been ranked as the most livable city in Asia (ranked 25th in the latest MERCER survey).

Foreigners form a significant percentage of the city-state’s total employment pool, contributing to the city’s industries as well as enriching her cultural offerings. Singapore is a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-lingual society.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Charmaine Tang
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
    National University of Singapore



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