The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, offers a unique and adventurous 21st-century Asian environment in which we train and educate music-makers to take advantage of future professional and artistic opportunities both in Singapore and in the world. YST is distinctively international in terms of its faculty, student population and artistic outlook. Our mission is to be a focal point for musical activity, artistic development and research, both for Singapore and the Asia-Pacific.

Since 2017, YST has developed a strong Professional Integration dimension in its pedagogical output. The Conservatory is seeking to make up to three full-time Teaching Assistant appointments to work alongside the Professional Integration team, beginning possibly as early as January 2019. The initial term of appointment shall be for one year (renewable). 

The successful candidate is expected to have at least a good Honours degree in Music and a clear awareness of the Singapore context, as well as of emerging professional opportunities for musicians. As the spectrum of professional opportunities in music is vast, the Conservatory is keen to consider candidates from a range of backgrounds, with appointees expected to work as a diverse team, connecting also to a broad mix of faculty and students.

Responsibilities for the role include:

  • Working closely with faculty and staff to take forward activities and developments in connection with the Conservatory and its stakeholder communities.

  • Facilitating professional and community integration for undergraduate students, generating and connecting to activities in Singapore and internationally.

  • Supporting students in framing their personal reflections and professional development as a core component of their undergraduate studies.

  • Reflecting critically on activities undertaken in a manner which enables dissemination of experiences and of best practices. 

To apply, please send a cover letter sharing your perceptions of value in relation to the above, a curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three references, and the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the Search Committee at

For best consideration, applications should be received by 26 November 2018

Enquiries about the position can be sent to Assoc Prof Chan Tze Law at