Nanyang Technological University – Director of the NISTH (NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity)

Nanyang Technological University

Job Type: Faculty, Non-Tenured

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the world’s best young university and ranked 12th globally, is at the forefront of research, education and innovation in science and technology. The most cited university in the world for AI research, it is uniquely placed to consider and understand Industry 4.0.

NTU Singapore has also been making solid progress in research as shown in various bibliometric data, leading in normalised citation impact amongst the top Asian universities. Nature Index 2018 places NTU 29th globally among universities and No. 1 in Singapore.

Its rapid progress is due to its high quality education and research, international faculty of high calibre, and ability to attract the brightest students.

In his inauguration speech, NTU President Subra Suresh announced the foundation of the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH). The new Institute will synergise and coordinate campus-wide activities at the intersections of technology, natural sciences, social sciences, arts, policy, regulation and governance, business, medicine and ethics, across College and School boundaries within the entire university in a seamless manner under one umbrella.

NTU Singapore is currently seeking a Professor and Director for NISTH, to enable it to become a global thought leader in the understanding and shaping of the technological revolution, exploring its consequences for societies in Asia and worldwide, and anticipate potential consequences so that each new breakthrough can be directed towards the betterment of humanity.

The Director will be an internationally recognised scholar in areas cognisant with the Institute, with evidence of driving multidisciplinary projects, and a thought leader with a track record of engaging in public discourse and policy development regarding technological advancement and its effect on society.

For further details, including required qualifications, skills and experience or the role, please visit:, quoting reference 3577. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2018.

Posted: June 27, 2018