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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Job Opportunity: Museum Officers

Currently ClosedOpens on Thursday from 10AM — 5PM

Job Opportunity: Museum Officers

22 November 2017






The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) of the National University of Singapore invites applications to fill up to two (2) Museum Officer positions. The successful candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about specimen-based research on Southeast Asian biodiversity as well as educating NUS students about Singapore and regional biodiversity. As such, we are looking for candidates with a strong research CV, good communicators who can multi-task and are effective team players. Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The successful candidate(s) will develop an internationally competitive research programme on Southeast Asian biodiversity and will be responsible for the curation and development of a section of the museum’s collection
  2. The successful candidate(s) will also be responsible for developing and teaching one university-level module on biodiversity as well as helping co-teach other modules as and when necessary
  3. Perform services for the museum, which includes outreach, research management, consultancies, etc. as may be necessary



  1. PhD degree and expertise in specimen-based taxonomic or systematics research in zoological science
  2. Singapore citizenship or Singapore permanent residency (PR) preferred
  3. Strong English writing and verbal skills
  4. Documented ability to multi-task and work well in a team


Desirable skills:

  1. Experience in applied biodiversity research (e.g., consultancies), conference or workshop organization, museum curation, journal editing, research management or administration
  2. Skillsets in digital technology, molecular sciences and/or field-expertise
  3. Singapore class 3 driving licence


Documentation Required

Candidates are required to email the following: (1) cover letter; (2) personal particulars form; (3) up-to-date curriculum vitae; (4)* research statement (1 page); (5)* teaching statement (3–5 pages); (6)* documents relating to service activities and impact; (7) names and contacts of three referees; and (8) completed NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the contact person below.


Miss Kho Zi Yi

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

National University of Singapore


Deadline for Application

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Additional details for documentation required

*(4) Research statement

  • A statement (max. of 1 page) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five significant publications, whether in education or discipline, explaining their significance. Sample copies of these contributions should be provided.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Evidence of impact e.g. citations, adoption of textbook.
  • Evidence of international visibility e.g. invitations to speak.
  • Research awards.

*(5) Teaching Statement

(I) Self-assessment: approach to teaching and learning (3-5 pages)

With reference to evidence from (II) Appendices as described below, provide a brief description and justification of the approach taken to teaching goals, challenges experienced, and impact on student learning.

Include reference to the following criteria, where applicable:

  • effective design, delivery, and assessment of learning tasks in view of intended learning outcomes;
  • course design/delivery/assessment, where applicable with reference to innovative pedagogy
  • reflective and professional approach to teaching and student learning
  • contribution to a collaborative learning environment

(II) Appendices

Evidence relating to the following categories:

  • Professional activities
  • Peer review and/or recognition
  • Indirect measures of student learning

*(6) Documents relating to service activities and impact

  • At Department/Faculty/University levels
  • To the international academic community
  • To national and international agencies