Assistant Professor, Health Promotion/Implementation Science at NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

The National University of Singapore – which is Asia’s highest ranked university – is recruiting full-time Assistant Professors for the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) under permanent/research/practice positions . For tenure-track appointments, appointees are given fixed-term contracts of up to 7 years, with the goal of obtaining tenure-track appointments at the end of that period. In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, new faculty members may be eligible for a start-up grant to launch their independent research stream and subsidized university accommodation.

The positions are specifically for faculty working in the Health Systems and Behavioral Sciences area of ​​SSHPH. Researchers active in one or more of the following areas of health promotion/implementation science are particularly encouraged to apply:

Health promotion

  • Research on:
    • Behavioral and communication theories/models,
    • Interventions for social, environmental and behavioral change, and
    • Evidence-based strategies and their impact on socio-behavioural, environmental and health outcomes for various populations.
  • Analysis of:
    • Population health needs using mixed methods and appropriate statistical procedures, e.g. e.g., structural equation modeling, and
    • Health systems and policies to design health promotion interventions for the general public as well as for at-risk populations.
    • Planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating sustainable and effective programs targeted at health promotion and/or disease prevention for the public.
    • Development and promotion of practices, policies and laws that will provide supportive and enabling environments for the promotion and improvement of public health.
    • Leverage structures and mobilize organizational, governmental and community resources to create supportive environments for health.
  • Implementation Science
    • Research on alleviating bottlenecks and barriers to implementation.
    • Development and optimization of strategies and implementation methods to generate sustainable improvements in health care and delivery systems.
    • Promote systemic adoption of research findings to advance positive outcomes in clinical, organizational, or policy settings.

Job requirement


  • a) Recognized PhD in a relevant discipline with a strong track record of postdoctoral research,
  • b) Experience of publishing in high-impact peer-reviewed international journals,
  • c) Experienced in leading independent research studies or as a component of larger research programs,
  • d) Ability to generate and maintain an independent flow of research funding,
  • e) Ability to teach public health courses at undergraduate and graduate levels,
  • f) Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and
  • g) Ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish an independent research program through extramural funding,
  • Develop collaborative and multidisciplinary research,
  • Design and teaching of programs,
  • Supervision of postgraduate students advising, and
  • Contribute to political/community development in the area of ​​public health.

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