We’re looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.
Investigate and research into questions that have a bearing, however obliquely, on how the future of higher education might unfold.
Write a variety of think pieces that will stimulate and provoke alternative thinking on issues related to higher education (both direct and indirect), and to facilitate the discussions that follow on.
Network with experts, opinion-makers, policy-makers, counterparts from other IHLs, internal stakeholders from across different verticals, and to provide the horizontal coherence to NUS futures thinking endeavour.
Continually think of new questions to ask. We are looking for new dots, and to connect all the dots in novel ways.
Possess a good Bachelor’s Degree in any field.
Ideally possess 3 years of experience in futures thinking work. Knowledge of different futures methodologies such as scenario planning is preferred.
Understand external changes and perspectives in order to discern which strategies and assumptions in NUS might need to be reconsidered.
Intellectual curiosity across different domains. My challenge should be reining you in, not pushing you out there.
Courage in speaking up, especially in the face of established experts and people in senior positions.
Ability to write clearly and persuasively, balancing rigour, a healthy scepticism, imagination and criticality. Thick skin is vital. Sense of humour too.
Experience in designing research projects will be useful, especially in handling contract staff, interns and students.
Plugged into public policy issues comprehensively, both globally and locally. In particular, public policy issues that will impact on higher education.
Demonstrate good organizational capabilities with an eye for details.
Ability to tolerate messiness and embrace ambiguity is essential.