The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research. Founded in 1950 with areas of expertise spanning education, sciences and the humanities, NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives.  

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, the world’s top young university, NIE is consistently ranked within the top in the world for research impact in the field of Education. Our research philosophy is focused on impacting pedagogical practices, improving learner outcomes and informing policy formation in Singapore, the Asia-Pacific region and globally. Our eminent academics and researchers are recognised for their expertise not just in education, but also in various disciplines from plasma physics to applied linguistics.

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To meet the demands of a dynamic education milieu, we are looking for outstanding scholars and academics who are (or are showing clear promise to be) leaders in their fields, particularly in but not limited to areas such as early childhood education, future learning and emergent pedagogies, learning sciences, curriculum and policy studies, arts and languages, visual and performing arts, social sciences, mathematics, pure sciences (physics, chemistry and biology), sports and physical sciences, and multidisciplinary research.

As a member of our faculty and academic / research staff, you can enjoy excellent support in terms of research grant opportunities, a highly conducive environment for research work and professional development, and a collegial work culture that rewards innovation and excellence.

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Our academic programmes and initiatives are well-supported by a dedicated group of management and professional administrative staff. At NIE, we believe that “Every Staff is an Ambassador”. We are constantly on the lookout for talent in various areas of expertise to help take the Institute to the next level of distinction. If you value innovative thinking, collegiality, professionalism and integrity, you may just be who we are looking for.

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Overseas Graduate Scholarship

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The National Institute of Education Overseas Graduate Scholarship (NIE OGS) will sponsor outstanding candidates to pursue full-time doctoral studies overseas. Upon completion of their doctoral studies, candidates will return to serve as educators and academicians in NIE.