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Job ID: 198163

Academic Head
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Oct. 31, 2022
Title Academic Head
University National University of Singapore More About This Institution...
Singapore, Singapore
Department Pharmacy
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2023
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2024
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Pharmacy Practice
    Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Clinical Pharmacy
    Pharmacy - General

The Faculty of Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking a visionary leader with high academic standing in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science or related fields to serve as next Head of the Department of Pharmacy who would lead the department to the next level of global excellence while shaping the national healthcare agenda.

About Department of Pharmacy 

The Department of Pharmacy is the sole academic unit in Singapore responsible for educating and training pharmacists for the profession in Singapore. It also trains pharmaceutical science graduates for the pharmaceutical industry. Key research areas include Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biology and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice. The Department offers programmes in Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science, Master in Clinical Pharmacy, Master in Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Pharm. D. and Ph. D. It enrols about 150 pharmacy and 50 pharmaceutical science undergraduate students each year. The Department comprises 47 academic staff on tenured/tenurable-, practice- and educator-tracks, supported by adjunct staff from healthcare or allied industry sectors, and staff in executive, administrative and laboratory functions. In the 2022 QS rankings, the subject area of Pharmacy & Pharmacology of NUS ranks 12th in the world.

Desired profile of candidate

We are looking for an internationally respected academic with a doctorate from an accredited university—Pharm. D., or Ph. D. in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science or related fields, who would meet requirements for appointment as full professor, and who has a global vision for academic pharmacy, experience in pharmacy education, understanding of healthcare systems, and outstanding interpersonal skills to provide the visionary and collaborative leadership to take the Department of Pharmacy to the next level of global excellence in research and education, while working closely with government, healthcare and other academic institutions to strengthen the profession of pharmacy in Singapore.

Thus, candidates who wish to be considered should have a demonstrated record of research excellence, academic leadership and management experience of large projects, programmes and/or academic units, especially relevant administrative experience in higher education. Shortlisted candidates would be called to share their vision and strategies for enhancing the profession of pharmacy in Singapore, building the department towards a globally leading academic centre, and developing the faculty of a multi-disciplinary department.


We offer a tenured position with support for start-up research funding, and a three-year contract in the first instance for headship, which is generally renewable. We offer an internationally competitive salary package, together with annual salary increment and performance bonuses.


Interested candidates should submit an expression-of-interest comprising: (a) a curriculum vitae summarizing their record of achievements in research excellence, academic leadership and management experience; and (b) an outline of their vision and strategies for the profession of pharmacy, world-class department, and faculty development to the following:

Pharmacy Head Search Committee

c/o Ms Lisa Lau

Faculty of Science Dean’s Office

National University of Singapore

Block S16 Level 9

6 Science Drive 2

Singapore 117546


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Candidates should also include names and contact details of at least six referees. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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Contact Information

  • Lisa Lau
    National University of Singapore
    Faculty of Science Dean’s Office, Block S16 Level
    Singapore 117546
  • +6565165817


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