CNM joins Associate Professor Sun Sun Lim as she celebrates the end of an arduous year-long process of being reviewed for tenure and promotion — and passed with flying colours!
Professors are reviewed by esteemed international scholars and senior faculty members in FASS and NUS after six years of teaching, research and service to the university, to determine if they are promoted with tenure (with job security in NUS till age 65) or asked to leave.
Said CNM Head A/P Millie Rivera, “CNM is a very young department with many wonderful and young professors. Sun was the first assistant professor to go through the tenure and promotion process and by succeeding has created a space for others to follow. She is now a source of inspiration and support for her younger colleagues. Her success is shared by everyone in the department. We are delighted!”
Indeed, Sun has been a trailblazer for CNM and a great mentor to younger colleagues. Dr. Iccha Basnyat affirms, “Sun brings a wealth of knowledge and for me that has been a wonderful opportunity to learn and to grow. Regardless of whether I interact with her at a personal level as a mentor or at a professional level as a collaborator, she is very easy going and always willing to give of her time to share her experiences and her knowledge.”
More importantly, A/P Lim has been such a wonderful colleague here at CNM that within 14 hours of news of her tenure, colleagues got together to throw a surprise tenure bash for someone whom Dr. Leanne Chang terms an “amazing woman!” While we’re left in awe of how she strikes a balance with all that she does, A/P Lim attributes her success to CNM, “While the tenure process was no walk in the park, it was made that much more pleasant with the support of our wonderful CNM family!”
She was made queen of the day with a crown and sash that read “Tenured Professor.”
And just as you dust off your old incarnation and start a new path, you want to pass on that piece of good luck to others around you. So for good measure, the Tenure crown was tossed and we await our next king or queen.