Career Opportunities

The National University of Singapore, Department of Real Estate Faculty Positions in Real Estate and Urban Planning

The Department of Real Estate, School of Design and Environment (SDE), The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for full-time faculty appointments in real estate and urban planning in tenurable, educator, and practice tracks. The appointment can be at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level starting from early 2017.

For tenurable appointments, candidates should possess a doctoral degree (or expect such a degree to be conferred at the time of appointment) and have a commitment to research and teaching excellence. While we seek candidates with outstanding research in broad areas relating to urban and real estate economics and city planning, those with backgrounds in urban design and development, community and economic development, and urban modeling are especially encouraged to apply.

For educator track appointments, candidates should possess a doctoral degree (or expect such a degree to be conferred at the time of appointment). Educator track faculty members would focus on teaching excellence, pedagogical innovation, and other educational activities. They are also encouraged to participate in applied research to contribute to the development of real estate and urban planning practice.

Applicants for practice track position should have a postgraduate degree, at least 15 years of practice experience in a senior management position, and demonstrated leadership in the profession. Practice track faculty members will provide rich learning environment which goes beyond academic perspectives and facilitate the integration of theory and practice through research and education activities.

A leading global university centered in Asia, NUS embraces a global perspective to education and research with distinctive Asian insights and expertise. NUS’ global community of talented students and faculty from over 100 countries is committed to the mission of transformative education, high-impact research and quality services.

The Department 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, urban economics and city planning. The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) and SDE Center for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC) provide platforms and support for multidisciplinary urban and real estate research.

The Department offers several academic programs, including BSc Real Estate, MSc Real Estate, a double degree program with NUS Business School (Msc Real Estate and MBA), and a joint Master of Urban Planning Program with Department of Architecture. Information about the real estate programs at NUS can be found at

Applications should include the following documents:

  • A cover letter with full curriculum vitae
  • Recent publications or working papers
  • A statement (max of 3 pages) of research expertise and scholarly accomplishments, citing up to five significant publications, working papers or other scholarly contributions.
  • A statement (max of 3 pages) of teaching philosophy and any evidence of teaching effectiveness and contributions to education.
  • Contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation.
  • NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants

Send the documents to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Real Estate
National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive
Singapore 117566
Tel: +65 6516 3469

Applications are now closed.