Assistant Professor, palaeoceanography - Singapore

The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at NTU Singapore (NTU) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Palaeoceanography as part of a targeted initiative to expand marine environmental science in Southeast Asia.


The ASE was founded in 2015 and focuses on Asian environmental challenges. The School integrates Earth systems, environmental life sciences, ecology, engineering, humanities, and the social sciences to address key issues of sustainability and the environment.


ASE seeks a world class, internationally competitive scientist who works in palaeoceanography and has a particular interest in conducting research in Southeast Asia.

The successful candidate in Palaeoceanography will have access to the Marine Geochemistry Laboratory (MARGE) which is equipped with a MAT253 with Kiel Device, a Delta V with GasBench, Thermo ICP-OES, a Picarro water analyzer L2130-i, and a Picarro water analyzer L2140-I (

There is also the potential to develop programs with the Earth Observatory of Singapore’s core strengths in Earth systems science, the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering’s expertise in microbial communities, and the Complexity Institute’s research in coupled human and natural systems.


For this position, NTU seeks an early-career scientist with an outstanding track record in the field of palaeoceanography.

The successful candidate is expected to teach broadly in the ocean and environmental sciences and drive the School’s leadership in studies of Palaeoceanography in the region.

The candidates are expected to:

- Establish a world-class research program,
- Enhance the School’s visibility as an international leader in education and research in Marine Science,
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Oceanography, Climate and/or Environmental Sciences,
- Actively collaborate with NTU faculty and researchers with existing strengths in Ecology, Earth Systems Science and Environmental Life Sciences.


NTU offers highly competitive salaries as well as comprehensive benefits, including subsidized oncampus housing and childcare. A start-up package and state-of-the-art research infrastructure will also be offered to the successful candidate.


Applications will remain open until filled.

Applications, including a research statement (up to five pages), teaching and outreach statement (up to 3 pages), a résumé (max. 10 pages), and contact information for three professional references, should be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information

Please send requests for further information to Search Chair – Associate Professor Adam Switzer using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed first amongst the world’s best young universities.