The National Institute of Education (NIE) is an autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Ranked 10th in the world and 2nd in Asia by the QS World University Rankings in the subject of Education in 2015, the institute is the sole teacher education institute for teachers in Singapore. NIE provides all levels of teacher education, ranging from initial teacher preparation, to graduate and in-service programmes, and courses for serving teachers, department heads, vice-principals and principals. Its enrolment stands at more than 5,600 full-time equivalent students.
(Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group)
The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Assistant on a 12-month contract at the UNESCO-Centre for Arts Research in Education, Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group.
Project Title: Contemporary identity of Singapore musicians: Interpretations and translations within historical, social, cultural and musical contexts
Project Introduction: Living within a multi-racial and globalized space like Singapore presents a plethora of possibilities in terms of musical diversity to which local musicians can tap from to listen, create and perform. The identities of local musicians are also constantly shaped by historical, national, cultural, social and music contexts with which they have experienced and will be contending with on a regular basis.
This research study aims to examine local musicians’ view of their contemporary identity within the globalized space of Singapore and their interpretations/translations within historical, social, cultural and musical contexts. Their creative collaborative frameworks and extensions of community as contemporary local artists are also of key interests.
A Bachelor’s degree (preferably in the area of Arts, Social Sciences, Music)
Experience in conducting literature reviews and writing research articles
Experience in conducting fieldwork
Passionate about the cultural diversity of music in Singapore
Experience in music skills and knowledge (i.e. listening, analysing)
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent project management and organizational skills
Able to work independently and in a team
Conducting qualitative research such as interviews and field work according to the subjects’ schedules
Assisting in the coding and analysis of data
Assisting in the preparation of publication, research reports, presentations and other related work
Preparing research materials such as writing literature reviews
Liaising with artists
Project management and liaising with other relevant departments in NIE
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Principal Investigator
How to Apply:
Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:
Application form for Research Positions
Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position
Supporting documents as stated on the job application form
Other documents that demonstrate your qualifications
Please send your application to:
Ms Samantha Vu
UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)
Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk
Tel: (65) 6219 6084
Fax: (65) 6896 9143
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
The closing date for application submissions is 20 April 2016.