Job offer: Full-time TA position in Biodiversity & Ecology


The Department of Biological Sciences is inviting applications for the post of Full-Time Teaching Assistant (FTTA) in Life Sciences undergraduate courses, in the field of Biodiversity and Ecology.

Candidates should preferably possess an Honours Degree but exceptions may be made for degree holders with relevant expertise and industrial experience.

The FTTA will be working as a team of professors and laboratory officers to achieve holistic goals for student education in NUS. The FTTA must be reasonably competent with data management and administration, comfortably manage and consult peers, be understanding of student issues and have a passion for teaching.

The specific duties of the FTTA include:

  • overseeing modules in biodiversity, ecology and animal behaviour,
  • recruiting, managing and training part-time TAs,
  • overseeing the scheduling of field trips and laboratory practical sessions,
  • mounting and marking of continual assessements,
  • student mark management and
  • handling student queries.

The appointment will commence in Janary 2010. It is for a 1-year contract but is renewable based on performance.

Interested candidates are invited to apply with cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae, together with letters from three referees by 6th December 2009 to:
Lim Miah Kyan (Mr.)
Executive, Life Sciences Undergraduate Program Committee
C/O Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
Block S3 Level 5, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543

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