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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) invites applications for Lecturers for a course titled "Science and Technology for Humanity".

New Curriculum - Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core

NTU is transforming its education objectives towards more interdisciplinarity and collaborative learning for the foundation years of its undergraduate curriculum. A new interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum will be introduced in the academic year of 2021 to develop students' cognitive agility, competence and character, besides their disciplinary major. This new curriculum consists of a set of 7 core courses which will form part of the overall degree requirement in all NTU undergraduate programmes. The courses will be concentrated over the first two years of study comprising mixed classes of students from different disciplinary programmes, so that they can embrace multidisciplinary group learning as part of the overall academic expectation from the start of their university education. Students will collaborate in different teams for their course projects or assignments.

Content for the 7 common core courses is developed by a diverse mix of faculty and integrated to understand issues from various perspectives. Aligned with the learning outcomes of the desired attributes of an NTU graduate, the courses are curated to focus on key transferable skills and the global challenges of the modern world. The courses will adopt the flipped classroom and collaborative learning pedagogy, with content made available prior to classes, to facilitate collaborative discussion through group-based activities during class time.

Candidates are sought for a new course entitled "Science and Technology for Humanity (ST4H)", required of all undergraduates as part of NTU's Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC). This course examines the social, economic, and political impacts of science and technology and encourages students to engage with societal problems from a broad interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on both STEM and non-STEM disciplines.

Responsibilities

This role is critical as part of the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) Office's strategy to implement NTU's Education 5.0 to focus on interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum and to develop students into future-ready graduates and fulfills the following responsibilities:

  • Facilitates and conducts all teaching assignments, both face-to-face and virtual delivery
  • Develops, designs, and continuously improves curriculum plans, course outlines, evaluation procedures and instruments to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensure student engagement
  • Develops an instructional plan (known as a course outline or syllabus) for the course(s) they teach and ensures that it meets college and school standards
  • Supports course administration such as course evaluation, online course materials, attendance records, academic counselling on student progress
  • Conducts assessments, marking and grade entries, feedback to students, student consultations, non-academic matters etc.
  • Develops course materials and learning resources for course delivery and support students' learning
  • Provides regular course and student progress statistics for reporting and strategic decision making
  • Demonstrates values and principles of professional conduct in all endeavours
  • Any other assigned duties


Requirements

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • MA or PhD training across STEM and humanities and social science fields
  • Training relevant to one of the course topics (e.g., the future of work, Al and robotics, synthetic biology, technology's role in rebalancing power, transformations for health and wellbeing, life beyond humanity)
  • Teaching and mentoring experience is preferred
  • Interest and/or proficiency in technology-enhanced learning (e.g., developing online learning activities and assessments, creating lectures to be streamed online)
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarship is an advantage


Application

Applicants are invited to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and citation report, where applicable) by clicking the "Apply" button.

Review of applications and shortlisting decision will be on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

Hiring Institution: NTU
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