Positions (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor) Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Institution (Location)
National University of Singapore
Start Date
June 1, 2018
Position Description

The National University of Singapore – which is the top ranked university in
Asia – is recruiting a full-time faculty
for the Saw Swee Hock School
Public Health (SSHSPH).
The position is a
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 addition
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.


The position is for a faculty member to work in
the Physical Activity and Nutrition Determinants in Asia (PANDA) research
program. PANDA is one of the major research programs of the SSHSPH including
faculty members from a variety of disciplines. The aims is to understand
determinants of nutrition and physical activity behaviors in Asian populations
and develop interventions to improve these behaviors and contribute to the
prevention of obesity and chronic diseases. The faculty member will also be
part of the Health Systems & Behavioral
Domain of SSHPH.


Researchers active in the following areas are
particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Social and behavioral science research on physical
    activity/sedentary behavior, nutrition, and the prevention of obesity;
    this research can be quantitative and/or qualitative in nature;  
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of
    innovative intervention strategies;
  • Digital health including research around the
    use of smartphones, apps, wearables and other mobile devices for health
Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)


a)    Recognized Doctoral degree in a relevant

b)    Strong track record of publishing in high-impact
international peer-reviewed journals;

c)    Experienced in leading research studies;

d)    Ability to generate and maintain an independent
stream of research funding;

e)    Ability to teach public health courses at both
undergraduate and graduate levels;

f)     Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;

g)    Ability to work with culturally diverse study populations.



Responsibilities include

Establishing an independent
research agenda through extramural fundi</span>ng;

Contribute to
SSHPSH Research programs, particularly PANDA;

Developing collaborative, multidisciplinary research</span>;

Curricula design and teaching</span>;

Graduate student advisi</span>ng;

Contributing to
policy/community development in the field of public health.

How to Apply

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


Ms Low Pei Chin

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

University of Singapore

MD1, 12 Science Drive 2

#10-01, Singapore 117549

Email: [email protected]



For more information on
PANDA please visit:
http://blog.nus.edu.sg/sphpanda/. For more
information on NUS please visit:
www.nus.edu.sg. For more
information about the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health please visit


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted.



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