December 11, 2023


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Associate/Assistant Professor in Learner-oriented Assessment job with National Institute of Education

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Associate/Assistant Professor in Learner-oriented Assessment job with National Institute of Education


The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.  NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives. 

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

Learning Sciences & Assessment Academic Group (LSA) is an interdisciplinary academic group that focuses on understanding learning, educational technology,  and assessment from multiple perspectives with the ultimate goal of enhancing and ensuring educative outcomes for all learners. Our mission is to enable educational practitioners to become designers of learning experiences and environments and active contributors in a reflective community of practice. The academic group is concerned with the relationship between theory and practice and adopts a variety of methodologies, including but not limited to experimental studies, reflection-in-action, action research, design experiments and ethnography for the advancement of its research and teaching. We grapple with the tensions and the nexus between learning, assessment and instructional design, and to mediate the design process as both a science and an art. Currently, we offer courses for initial teacher education, as well as graduate programmes such as the Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technologies), Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies), Master of Arts in Professional Education (Training and Development), Master of Teaching, Master of Science (Science of Learning), Doctor of Education (Technologies and Technology-Mediated Learning Environments) and Doctor of Philosophy (Education).

LSA invites applications with an earned doctorate and a robust research portfolio in learner-oriented assessment to apply for the Assistant/Associate Professor position, particularly someone with an expertise in Educational Technology and cutting edge developments in the Science(s) of Learning such as generative Artificial Intelligence and virtual and augmented reality. This position is an excellent opportunity for outstanding scholars to engage in a dynamic department to advance our education and research goals.

The candidate would play an active role in some or all these programmes. Applicants who are prepared to support and work with colleagues on learning and assessment issues in common or new expertise areas are valued. Working across disciplinary and discursive interests is encouraged. 



Successful candidates must have:

  • A PhD or equivalent qualifications or will be acquiring the qualifications at the time of application in a field relevant to learner-centred assessment, or educational technology in assessment
  • Indicators of ability to secure and manage competitive grants
  • An emerging record of associated scientific research, presentations and publications in the area of learner-oriented assessment / educational technology in assessment
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, and understanding of school practice
  • A developing international network of scholarly collaborators
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written English)
  • Willingness to understand and support the work of colleagues beyond one’s niche expertise

Additional Requirements For Associate Professor:

  • A doctorate in a field relevant to learner-centered assessment, educational technology in assessment
  • Excellent track record of work as an Assistant/Associate Professor in reputable universities.
  • An excellent record in securing and managing competitive grants
  • A proven track record of publications in reputable peer-reviewed, international journals in the area of learner-oriented assessment / educational technology in assessment
  • Good international network of scholarly collaborators
  • Workplace experience in educational settings inclusive of schools is preferred


Successful candidates will be expected:

  • To conceptualize, design, implement and sustain a productive assessment research program, including the use of educational technology in assessment and/or assessment with AI.
  • To teach existing and new courses in initial teacher education, executive, undergraduate and graduate programmes; in particular, to conceptualise and implement learner-centred assessment, educational technology related assessment courses, and/or assessment and learning sciences courses.
  • To work with a team of faculty to develop and teach courses, and pioneer changes in practices in schools
  • To supervise initial teacher education and/or graduate students  
  • To succeed in competitive research grants, and publish research in reputable journals or other outlets as is customary in his/her field
  • To establish professional connections with local and international researchers and practitioners in the specific expertise area
  • To share expertise with NIE colleagues through various platforms
  • To contribute to services at the departmental, institutional, university, national and international levels
  • To succeed in competitive research grants, and publish research in reputable journals or other outlets as is customary in his/her field



Please submit your application together with the following documents to us through :–LSA—NIE-_R00014241-1

  • A cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • Course outline or teaching plan of courses you may be interested in teaching
  • A resume including a publication list, names of three referees and your desired starting date of employment
  • Your best publications
  • Any other documents beyond those listed here or requested on the application form that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials

Closing Date

This position will remain open until filled.

Other Information

More information on LSA can be found at groups/learning-sciences-assessment

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to A/P Chen Wenli, Head/LSA at email: [email protected] or [email protected]


Note to applicants

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified (via email).


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