Tenure Track Positions for Research Faculty

Singapore Management University
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The School of Information Systems (SIS) at the Singapore Management University (SMU) has several tenure-track positions for research faculty in Computer Science & Engineering, as well as Information Systems Management.

We are continually on the lookout for outstanding faculty candidates at all levels:

  • Fresh Ph.D.'s

  • Postdocs looking for a faculty position

  • Ph.D.'s who are currently in industry but want to return to faculty and research work

  • Mid-career or senior faculty

Senior-level candidates should have a strong reputation in the international research community, as well as proven track record in translating research into applications, in leading research teams, and in securing research funding.

We strategically hire to build critical mass and innovative capability in our core research areas and integrative research domains. Moreover, we are launching a new Computer Science degree from 2019, and are thus looking to significantly augment our faculty expertise in several key new areas.


  • Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Systems, including machine intelligence; intelligent assistants; intelligence augmentation; data mining and machine learning; deep learning; learning and adaptation; cognitive computing and decision support systems; human-in-the-loop artificial intelligence.

  • Data Science & Engineering, including natural language processing; data visualization and analytics; social sensing and activation.

  • Intelligent Systems & Optimization, including large-scale optimization and meta-heuristics; economic paradigms (game theory, mechanism design, electronic markets); agent modeling and simulation; agent planning, scheduling and decision support; agent learning and adaptation.

  • Cybersecurity, including decentralized/distributed trusted systems; biometrics; computer forensics; data, media content and related applications security and privacy; software and system security; information security and usability; information security economics and risk analysis, modeling & metrics.

  • Cyber-Physical Systems, including sensing & sensor information processing; IoT and embedded systems; mobile and pervasive systems; context-aware computing platforms.

  • Software Systems, including IoT and mobile OS; low-power OS; cloud engineering; autonomous systems; multi-robot collaboration.

  • Human-computer interaction, including human-robot interaction; remote collaboration and wearable interfaces.

  • Multimedia, including computer vision; multimedia search; augmented reality; virtual reality; image/video processing; audio/speech processing.

  • Information Systems Management, including economics of IT and management science; empirical methods, econometrics, and policy analytics; sharing economy and IT platforms; digitalization and process transformation; fintech; marketing and healthcare IT; information security, technology innovation and IT impacts; interdisciplinary studies across the core areas.



  • Urban Systems & Operations

  • Active Citizenry & Communities

  • Safety & Security

  • Health & Wellness

  • Technology for Learning & Pedagogy

While we encourage and nurture applied research addressing real-world problems, we simultaneously cultivate and value big ideas, and research that is intellectually deep and thought provoking. Our faculty thus target their academic output primarily in the most-selective, academically prestigious venues. We want our faculty striving to create research outputs that advance thinking and scholarship in the core research areas, and also seeking real-world impact in the integrative research domains in “the world of business”.

We offer extremely attractive salary and benefits that are usually superior to international competitive benchmarks.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, contact details of 3 referees, and three samples of published work to:

SIS Faculty Recruitment
Singapore Management University
School of Information Systems
80 Stamford Road
Singapore 178902
Republic of Singapore
Website: sis.smu.edu.sg



A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognized for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU education is known for its highly interactive, collaborative and project-based approach to learning, and for its technologically enabled pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes.

The School of Information Systems (SIS) offers an exceptionally supportive and inspirational environment for academic scholarship and research, applied R&D projects, and innovative education initiatives. We currently have over 30 tenure-track faculty members working across research areas in computer science & engineering, and information systems management. They are complemented by around 20 practice & education faculty members who focus on teaching, translation and pedagogical research.

Our Research. Real-world industry sectors provide SIS with a testbed and laboratory for experimentation, as well as a fertile breeding ground for new ideas. Our faculty and students apply their research results to solve real problems in a variety of industry settings and to create IT applications and systems. At the same time, our faculty actively publish in top-quality Computer Science and Management Science conferences and journals.

We are committed to supporting the development of our faculty. Besides start-up support and career mentoring for junior faculty, their Ph.D. students are funded by the school rather than paid from their research grants. SIS faculty members are encouraged to collaborate on innovative research projects and also on integrative and interdisciplinary projects. SMU as well as Singapore government agencies, such as the National Research Foundation, provide generous support for high-quality research proposals.

A noteworthy example of our funded research is the Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC), operated jointly with Carnegie Mellon University; LARC focuses on building technologies for Social Media Sensing and Analytics, and applying them in Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives. The school also hosts the LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform, a city-scale research test-bed for researchers and organizations to run consumer behavioral trials and experiments with novel mobile services. In addition, SIS is the academic lead in the Fujtsu-SMU Urban Computing and Engineering Corporate Lab (UNICEN), which focuses on urban mobility, logistics, and traffic management. In the area of Cybersecurity, SIS has a Secure Mobile Centre that conducts research into mobile device, cloud, and platform security.

Our Education. SIS has a Ph.D. in Information Systems programme with about 70 students. Ph.D. students can concentrate in any of our computer science oriented research areas, or in our management science oriented Information Systems & Management research area.

The School offers Master of IT in Business (MITB), a professionally oriented coursework programme, which has nearly 300 students. The programme supports a Financial Technology & Analytics track focusing on FinTech and the integration of Technology & Operations in Banking, an Analytics track focusing on applied analytics for business, consumer and social insights, as well as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) track that emphasizes building AI-enabled business applications.

Additionally, we have well over 1,000 undergraduate students in our B.Sc. (Computer Science) and B.Sc. (Information Systems) programmes. The programmes have been remarkably successful in demonstrating educational innovations and creating a culture of learning, establishing external linkages and partnerships with industry, government and the social sector, and with job placement. We have an entrepreneurial student body, and many SIS undergraduates have gone on to create or participate in start-ups.



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