Career Opportunities

JOB OPENING: Head of Department of Real Estate, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore


The Department of Real Estate in NUS, seeks to advance holistic knowledge of real estate and urban development for sustainable and inclusive urbanization in Asia through innovative research and teaching. The Department has an excellent research track record and connection with global research communities in real estate finance, urban economics and city planning. The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) and School of Design and Environment (SDE) Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC) provide platforms and support for multidisciplinary real estate research.

The Department offers several academic programmes, including BSc Real Estate, MSc Real Estate, a double degree programme with NUS Business School (MSc Real Estate and MBA), a double degree programme with Renmin University (China) Business School (MSc Real Estate and MBA), a joint Master of Urban Planning programme with Department of Architecture, and a PhD programme in Real Estate and Urban Planning.

Information about the real estate programmes at NUS can be found at

Department Head

NUS seeks to hire an internationally recognized leading academic scholar with strong experience in academic-industry collaborations for appointment as Head of Department of Real Estate for an initial term of three years.

The appointment of the Department Head will be approved by the Provost. He/ She is the administrative and main academic officer of the department and as such has the primary responsibility and authority for leadership in:

  • Developing high quality academic programmes (both curricular and research) which fulfill Department, School and University objectives;
  • Implementation of University policies and programmes at the Department level;
  • Planning and developing resources and their requisitions; and
  • Serve on relevant School Board or Executive Committees

The Department Head is primarily an academic leader and scholar serving as a leader of the faculty members in the unit. He/ She is a role model for faculty responsibility and performance. The Department Head is responsible for providing mechanisms and processes for faculty members’ participation in discussion and decision making within the unit. He/ She is expected to communicate faculty perspectives and concerns to the Deanery and University administration and vice versa, as well as other segments of the community as appropriate. He/ She is also expected to monitor the relevance of the programmes in relation to the economic and market conditions and to tailor programmes towards meeting such needs.

The Department Head should be an internationally recognized academic leader in the relevant field and qualify for a full professorship with tenure in NUS. The appointment of Head of Department of Real Estate will also hold the title of the Ng Teng Fong Chair Professor, a full-time endowed chair position with generous support for research.


Please send your nominations or applications (with a full CV) to:

Assoc. Professor Yu Shi Ming
Chair, Search Committee for Head of Department of Real Estate
National University of Singapore

Closing date: 30 June 2018

All nominations and applications will be kept in the strictest confidence.