Nanyang Technological University

Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment

What To Include

Cover Letter
  • Suitability for the position - explain how you feel your knowledge, skills and abilities meet the job requirements and how you can contribute to NTU ’s development;
  • Teaching and Research Interest - submit detailed teaching and research* plans;
  • Scholarship and Awards - highlight any notable awards for teaching and/or professional contributions to learned and social bodies.
  • Post-doctorate qualifications/experience – elaborate on your professional experiences/ qualifications following your PhD, especially those which are relevant to the position you are applying for.

*Detailed research plan should include information on the number and monetary amount of research grants held by the you at present and in the past, the number of PhD students you have supervised/co-supervised and are supervising/co-supervising, the number of PhD students you have graduated, as well as your citation index.

Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Particulars - state name, contact details (e-mail, phone, confidential fax), nationality and date of birth;
  • Education - list degrees received, dates gained, grade of qualification, universities attended;
  • Chronological Employment History - list all academic and non-academic positions held, provide names of organisations, periods of employment and job titles;
  • Teaching Record - indicate the courses you have taught and the extent of your responsibility for courses preparation. Provision of teaching evaluation results is not obligatory but will certainly strengthen your application;
  • Public and Professional Service - list major invited addresses, fellowship in professional and learned bodies and professional qualifications;
  • Research Grants - state the research grants obtained or sought in the last 3 years. For applications where the outcome was successful, briefly describe the project(s), the progress to date, amount of the award and whether you are the Principal Investigator. It would be helpful to indicate any patents obtained (or sought) resulting from your research. State the number of Masters/PhD students you have successfully supervised and indicate 3 of your publications in the last 5 years which you consider to be the most significant;
  • Referees - provide the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and fax numbers of at least 3 referees for appointments up to the rank of Associate Professor, and at least five (5) referees for appointments at the rank of Full Professor;
  • Publications - list your publications, grouped according to papers (refereed), papers (non-refereed), books, book chapters and others, including number of pages in bibliographic form. (Do not send lengthy papers, articles, manuscripts via e-mail attachments unless requested);
  • Portfolio - if you are applying for a position in creative arts/design/media, provide a portfolio of your best visual works on CD-ROM, DVD, Print or Slides. We regret that we are unable to review applications submitted without the supporting visual materials.


Personal Particulars Form (Faculty appointment)


How to submit

Check that you have included all the above in your application package. You may forward your completed application by email, fax or normal mail (by the deadline indicated in the advertisement, if applicable).

A receipt acknowledging your application will be sent to you.

What Happens Next

  • Review of applications will begin on the date specified for the position (if indicated) and will continue until the position is filled. The Search Committee will assess the merits of each application and shortlist applicants for interview.
  • If selected you will be contacted within three months from the date of our acknowledgement. We will also approach your referees to comment on your suitability for appointment. In submitting your application we encourage you to inform them that you are disclosing their contact details to the University and that they may be contacted.
  • If three months following the date of our acknowledgement you have not received a response this means that unfortunately on this occasion your application was not shortlisted.


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