Faculty Position in Interdisciplinary Design and Experimental Arts (IDEA) at Nanyang Technological University

Company: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Location: Singapore
Type: Full-Time
Category: Teaching


School of Art, Design and Media
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Faculty Position in Interdisciplinary Design and Experimental Arts (IDEA)

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. NTU is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities. The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) is ranked 40th amongst art & design schools by QS World Rankings in 2017.

ADM at NTU Singapore invites qualified academics to apply for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Interdisciplinary Design and Experimental Arts (IDEA). Candidates with expertise in interdisciplinary design and experimental arts with emphasis on novel and critical approaches in contemporary art and design are encouraged to apply.

ADM is the first comprehensive art, design and media school in Singapore. It offers a studio-based professional education in a comprehensive university setting, providing students the knowledge and skills needed to develop and produce ground-breaking works of applied art and related scholarly activity. ADM’s programmes embrace imagination, innovation, and critical thinking within a strongly multicultural and global context, and they foster individual authorship as well as collaboration and cooperation among diverse fields and constituencies.

Currently, ADM offers a four-year BFA program in two distinct areas; Design Art and Media Art. Design Art includes product design, visual communication and interaction, while Media Art embraces a combination of filmmaking, photography and Animation. ADM also has a graduate programme offering both Masters and Doctoral degrees.

Candidates applying for this post should have an art, design, media or architecture background with proven ability to creatively connect and synthesize art, science, engineering, experimental and professional design, humanities, and critical practice. In particular, we are looking for a candidate with an extensive knowledge in one or more of the following: experimental arts, generative art/design, bio-art and design, smart-textiles, wearable technologies, social media, design thinking, sustainable design, design fictions, physical computing, ubiquitous computing, the Internet of things, and/or VR/AR. The applicant will have a proven record of high impact research, manifested through publication, installation, exhibition and / or experience. The successful candidate should also be able to contextualize these manifestations within the histories and theories associated with media art and design art.

Duties will include: undergraduate and graduate teaching/supervision, mentoring of Final Year Projects, and facilitating interdisciplinary research and collaboration across the Schools and Colleges of NTU. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research/creative production profile, as well as demonstrating a commitment to service in the form of administration and committee participation. The school has excellent facilities, and there are many opportunities for funded research. A terminal MFA or PhD degree is a requirement.

Emoluments and General Terms and Conditions of Service
Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available at /General-Terms-for-Faculty-Positions.aspx.

Further information about the University and the School can be viewed at the following websites:

How To Apply:

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and send your application package [consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, names and addresses of three references (do not send letters of recommendation or placement files), and evidence of work in the field. The evidence may be in the form of DVDs, CDs, websites, and photocopies to:

The Search Committee
School of Art, Design and Media
Nanyang Technological University
81 Nanyang Drive, Level 3,
Singapore 637458


Applications must be clearly marked “Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Position: Interdisciplinary Design and Experimental Arts (IDEA)”. Electronic submission of application is encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing date for applications: 18 December 2017