Hiring for Rector and Vice Rector

Yale-NUS College in Connecticut

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 16, 2013
Type Executive
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The newly established Yale-NUS College (www.yale-nus.edu.sg) in Singapore announces the availability of leadership positions in our residential college system. Yale- NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, draws on the best elements of liberal arts education to re-imagine the curriculum and collegiate experience for the 21st Century.


The course of study at Yale-NUS College reflects the internationalism of our faculty and student body. Yale-NUS is a fully residential four-year College, located adjacent to the National University of Singapore main campus. The College emphasizes small class size, close interaction between living and learning, and a common curriculum, which is significantly broader than most established core curricula.


For leadership of our residential college system, Yale-NUS College seeks outstanding teacher-scholars who are eager to devote their energies to the academic, personal, and social development of undergraduate students. All students will live in one of Yale- NUSs three residential colleges, each of which will house approximately 330 undergraduates.  Each College will have a Rector and Vice-rector who will live in apartments in the College, which is being designed by Forum Architects of Singapore and Pelli Clark Pelli of New Haven:


The Rector oversees the intellectual and cultural life of the residential college; oversees the complex physical space of the college; and works to create bonds among students; and between students, faculty fellows, and their residential college.  The Rector generates interest in, and enthusiasm for, the residential life of the college. Successful candidates for the position

of Rector will have established academic records suitable for appointment as Professor or Associate Professor with tenure in one of the academic divisions of Yale-NUS College. Experience in student affairs or college administration is desirable. The Rector will devote considerable time and energy to student affairs and will hold the research and teaching duties of a senior faculty member of Yale-NUS College half-time. Candidates of comparable distinction with non-academic backgrounds will also be considered.


The Vice-Rector provides academic and personal counseling to undergraduates in the residential college; administers college functions, including housing and extracurricular activities; serves on Yale-NUS College committees; and teaches one or two courses per year.  Successful candidates for the position of vice-rector will have advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and will be appointed as lecturer in one of the academic divisions of Yale-NUS College.  This is a 3-year term position which may be renewed with a favorable review at the end of the second year.


The faculty, including Rectors and Vice-Rectors, at Yale-NUS College will participate in a lively academic culture. Salary, benefits and leave policies will be competitive at an international level.  The Rector reports to the Dean of the Faculty.  The Vice-Rector reports to the Rector and works closely with the Dean of Student.


The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. For additional information about Yale-NUS College and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, we invite you to our web site at www.yale- nus.edu.sg/prospective-faculty.html. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and will continue until open positions are filled. The successful candidates will take up their position in 2014. Short-listed candidates may be invited to visit Singapore beginning in January 2014.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS