Position Summary The OER is looking for a Full Professor who could potentially be appointed as Centre Director to head the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP). The incumbent oversees and manages the research programmes and agenda and will report to the Dean of OER.
Responsibilities Research • Oversee and manage the research programmes and agenda of OER’s 3 strategic and 5 programme research areas; • Lead a large and diverse team of researchers to secure research funding and achieve organizational objectives through positive and collaborative approaches; • Manage and work with the Programme Directors of each programme research area to plan, develop, refine and implement research programmes; • Identify, promote and contribute resources to developing CRPP’s strengths and managing its portfolio; • Plan and execute research that generate impact to governmental and other stakeholders. Capacity Building • Develop research capacities and engage in rigorous education research that informs policy thinking and advance theory and practices; • Provide leadership on the development of benchmarks for CRPP’s performance.
Dissemination & Engagement • Forge and maintain external relations, promote CRPP to external bodies and enhance its reputation, profile and influence in Singapore, regional and international forums; • Actively develop CRPP’s international academic profile and enhance its international recruitment and partnership development in line with CRPP, NIE and NTU’s internationalization strategy; • Ensure close links are maintained with the relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies that are closely related to CRPP’s research focus area; • Act as an Ambassador for CRPP in raising its profile externally including internationally and embodying good practice; • Represent CRPP at key local, regional and international stakeholders’ meetings so as to present CRPP’s professional viewpoints; • Support and promote knowledge transfer between CRPP, NIE, NTU and non-academic users of research.
Administrative • Responsible for effective communication and full staff engagement including awareness and application of NIE and NTU policies and procedures; • Achieve income generation targets from research funding agencies and ensure that CRPP capitalizes upon funding initiatives from Singapore in furtherance of its research programmes.
Requirements • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline • At least 5 years of experience in running education research programmes and/or research centre of excellence and program administration; • Ability to lead a large and diverse team of researchers to achieve organizational objectives through positive and collaborative approaches; • Proven track record of successful grant writing ability through attainment of funding through a competitive peer-reviewed process; • Ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow revenue and/or funding; • Ability to develop a strategic plan including operationalizing the strategy in the research centre; • Experience in overseeing or managing the operations of an education research centre or laboratory; • Experience in leading an independent research programme in education research, development and translation; • Track record of high quality publications including a demonstrated capability to build collaborative research partnerships locally, regionally and internationally; • Familiar with current theories and practice of education research in general and in-depth knowledge of at least one of OER’s 5 research programme areas; • Outstanding professional, cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills; and • Experience working with Government stakeholders.
Application Please include the following information in your application: • Resume including a list of your qualifications, publications, grants and leadership experience, previous experience and a brief description of your achievements; • Research statement indicating your research interests and achievements; • 1 of your best publications
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About Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Singapore
The Office of Education Research (OER) has led efforts to spearhead programmes grounded in the principles of advancing research, development and innovation at NIE. OER is committed to providing the resources and support systems – through the governance, monitoring, quality assurance and dissemination of education research – that will produce high-quality education research with impact on policy and practice.
We are hiring for our strategic research areas in bilingualism, early childhood and instructional core, and for our 5 programme research areas: (1) Lifelong Learning, Cognition and Wellbeing, (2) Cognitive, Emotional and Social Learning, (3) Learning Sciences & Innovation, (4) Schools, Leadership and System Studies and (5) Teacher Professionalism and Learning. More information on OER can be found in our website (https://www.nie.edu.sg/research/research-offices/office-of-education-research).