Executive Director (Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI))

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore 🇸🇬

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore is seeking an accomplished and visionary academic and research leader for the position of Executive Director at Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Professor at the College of Engineering.

Reporting to the Vice President (Research), the Executive Director will provide foundational vision, leadership and oversight for the strategic and research direction of NEWRI. Fostering a world-class research and development programme, the successful candidate will lead NEWRI, enhance its visibility by further developing its leadership both domestically and globally, as well as building and maintaining a diverse range of credible and productive relationships with NTU and international leaders.

The ideal candidate for this position must have the highest academic credentials and is a dynamic individual with a very distinguished proven track record of providing strong strategic and research leadership in academia, and leading translation work in collaboration with industry, national and international agencies. He will have proven experience in developing beneficial relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and funding bodies, and will be a highly skilled and experienced researcher and engineer, with an excellent track record of success in the relevant discipline.

About Singapore
Singapore is a dynamic centre for the pursuit of science, technology, and innovation, and the vibrant city-state is known for its commitment to academic excellence and research. Singapore aims to be a global centre for academic excellence in higher education and research, and this strategic goal and direction has been supported by major public sector investments. Uniquely situated in an emergent and vibrant Asia, Singapore combines the eastern and western approaches to governance, education, and lifestyle. Having forged lasting and synergistic business and academic relationships with China, India, other Asian countries and beyond, Singapore sits at the crossroads of cultures and peoples.

About Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a young, research-intensive university on a rapid global rise. It has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. In partnership with Imperial College, London, NTU Singapore has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. It is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the National Institute of Education (NIE), S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Earth Observatory of Singapore(EOS), and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) as well as various leading research centres including the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU ([email protected]) and the Institute of Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

About Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI)
Singapore views water as a strategic resource and is strongly committed to research and innovation as the means to achieve water self-sufficiency as well as position Singapore as a Global Hydrohub, which now comprises a vibrant water industry ecosystem hosting about 180 water companies. NEWRI is NTU’s — and Singapore’s — flagship research institute leading Singapore’s R&D effort in environmental and water technologies, and catalysing the development of the water industry in Singapore. Launched in 2008, NEWRI unifies more than two decades of university efforts in academia, research and new applications in the environmental and water industry. Its 400 researchers engage in pioneering projects, bringing together different groups across the university so as to leverage their strengths. The multi-centre institute also plays a leading role in grooming talents to strengthen Singapore’s global standing in the field. With its solid funding from agencies such as Singapore’s National Research Foundation, Economic Development Board and PUB, NEWRI’s ultimate goal is to translate research in cutting-edge environmental and water technologies into industry-relevant applications that benefit society and the community at large.

NTU offers the successful candidate a highly competitive salary package including comprehensive benefits, subsidized on-campus housing and childcare.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae accompanied by a cover letter describing briefly your background experience and leadership philosophy, to the Chairman of the Search Committee, Professor Alexander J.B. Zehnder ([email protected]) not later than 15 April 2017.

All applications and materials submitted will be held in strict confidence.