The National University of Singapore invites applications for the post of Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Since its establishment in 2004 with a motivation to serve as a training ground for Asia’s future policymakers, among other goals, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy has cemented its reputation as an internationally renowned institution for public policy education and research in the region. It is also, possibly, one of the first to introduce a fully integrated multidisciplinary curriculum.
The School has emerged as the institution of choice to study public policy in Asia, offering several advantages to young scholars venturing into the field. Its strong, diverse and research-active faculty is a major asset. Pedagogical innovations, experienced practitioners from Singapore and a rich pool of Asian case studies enhance the classroom experience. With international students making up 80% of the cohort, the rich global diversity of the LKYSPP classroom also provides unique networking possibilities. The School’s goal is to bring together the best of both the East and the West, enriching the educational experience of its graduate programmes.
The School also excels in research. Generous research funding is one of its strongest assets. The multidisciplinary faculty produces excellent research in several fields, from social policy to China-India relations; from water policy to international trade. Four research centres complement the work of the faculty, creating an ecosystem of research excellence that also benefits the students.
The School’s executive education (EE) programmes are also among the strongest in the world. Hence, in addition to over 2,000 graduate alumni from 80 countries and territories, it has also trained more than 11,000 professionals from all around the world through the EE programmes.
The School’s collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School is long-standing. It is also the first Asian school to join the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) established by Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the London School of Economics (LSE) and Sciences Po.
As the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy moves into its second decade, NUS seeks an individual with a record of illustrious accomplishment in academia and/or policymaking, and who demonstrates the ability to provide outstanding leadership to the School. The next Dean will drive an ambitious visioning effort to articulate the School’s unique value proposition in Asia and lead development of a strategy to achieve key goals.
The successful candidate will have the leadership experience required to innovate and lead in a premier academic setting; notable collaborative skills; the ability to recruit, retain and develop excellent and diverse faculty, students and staff; strong operational/financial skills to fulfill the goals of the School; as well as professional achievements and/or academic qualifications commensurate with a senior academic appointment.
Applications, enquiries or nominations, with detailed curriculum vitae, should be sent by 31 December 2017, by email to:
Professor PHOON Kok Kwang
Vice-Provost (Academic Personnel)
Chair, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Dean Search Committee
National University of Singapore, University Hall, Lee Kong Chian Wing
21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
C/o Ms. Jennifer TAY
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Dean Search Committee Secretariat
For more information about LKYSPP and NUS, please visit https://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/ and www.nus.edu.sg.