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Lecturer (Gender Studies)
Monash University Malaysia

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2018
Title Lecturer (Gender Studies)
University Monash University Malaysia
Sunway, Malaysia
Department School of Arts and Social Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Gender Studies

A Lecturer in Gender Studies is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of Monash University Malaysia and to carry out activities to maintain and develop her/his scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

The appointee is also expected to contribute to ongoing curriculum development, supervise Honours and postgraduate research students and conduct and produce high quality research in one of the prime discipline areas underpinning broad-based Gender Studies (e.g. Women’s Studies, Sexuality Studies). The appointee’s main education portfolio, in addition to teaching key units of this undergraduate major established since 2016, would be to sustain high-impact industry engagement for the school, coordinate the fairly large-scale student internship programme and serve as the Unit Coordinator of the Workplace Learning Internship unit (a credit-bearing unit offered during summer since 2011). Evidence of successful grant applications with publication outcomes and/or collaborative/multi-disciplinary research will be an added advantage. The research focus of the appointee ideally would have expertise compatible with the education/research strength of the school within the broad area of Southeast Asia.

1. The key result areas of Research, Teaching and Service are the basis for the primary duties and responsibilities of the role. A workload will be agreed annually with the Head of School in the Performance Development Plan process. Other duties may be required from time to time as directed by the Head of School.

2. Conduct independent research.
3. Contribute to enhancing the University’s international reputation through research publications of appropriate quantity and quality.
4. Contribute to obtaining external research grants and other income-generating programs and collaborative partnerships.
5. Contribute to enhancing the quality and quantity of multiple-disciplinary research at the University in an area related or complementary to existing research priorities.
6. Supervise research projects and postgraduate research students.
7. Contribute to maintaining a collegial working atmosphere and stimulating research environment within the school.

8. Prepare, review and deliver lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and/or studio sessions and seminars.
9. Act as unit coordinator in developing curriculum, course materials and learning activities for the undergraduate and postgraduate course/unit in which the academic teaches with advice and support from senior staff.
10. Undertake marking and assessment connected with units in which the academic teaches.
11. Provide feedback to students on their learning through student consultations.
12. Supervise the program of study of honours students engaged in course work.
13. Undertake administrative responsibilities primarily connected with units in which the academic teaches including course review, admission and accreditation processes.

14. Share in academic service responsibilities, including contributing to outcomes of the discipline and/or school meetings and/or internal campus committees.
15. Foster engagement with the profession, industry, professional bodies and general community.
16. Contribute to the development of collaborative linkages with Malaysian and regional agencies, institutions and industry.

1. PhD or equivalent in the relevant discipline
2. A research agenda and a developing record of scholarly research and publications in the relevant area.
3. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level.
4. Demonstrated evidence of good oral and written communication skills.
5. Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.
6. Evidence of successfully attracting funding for research activities.
7. Demonstrated evidence of the use of technology and innovation to enhance teaching and research.

To apply, send your Cover Letter and Resume to recruit@ and quote the job number.

Closing Date
15 October 2018

Monash University Malaysia is the third largest campus of Australia’s largest university. We carry with us the distinction of being the Malaysian constituent of a premier research intensive Australian university ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight.
We have maintained a proud tradition of education and research excellence for 20 years and counting, and are now recognised as a leader in the international higher education sector in Malaysia. Our location in Sunway City, one of the region’s industrial hotspots, well positions us for scholarly engagement with Southeast Asia and beyond.
We believe that everyone has the potential to make a positive impact on the world. Throughout the years, we have welcomed more than 20,000 students from over 70 countries who are keen to do so. We provide our students with a supportive learning environment so that they are able to flourish and are empowered to succeed. Every day, we come together to embrace new ideas and devise solutions to address social, political and economic challenges of our communities.
This desire to make a difference and the relentless passion which drives us forward are what define Monash.
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The School of Arts and Social Sciences
The School of Arts and Social Sciences, established in May 2008, is one of the premier research and teaching schools of Arts and Social Sciences in Malaysia and Asia. The School offers studies at diploma, undergraduate, honours and postgraduate degree by coursework as well as by research. There are three undergraduate degree programmes namely Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences; and Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies; and Bachelor of Arts (Honours). In addition, the School offers a coursework Master in Communication and Media Studies as well as Master and Doctoral degree by research. The School is also responsible for General Studies and Diploma of Higher Education (DHES).

Academic staff within the School have numerous strengths in the disciplines of International Studies, Anthropology, Communication and Media Studies, Gender Studies, Literature, Film and Television Studies and the research focus is broadly on Southeast Asia. The four broad clusters of research that academic staff specialise are in Communication, Media and Society; Culture, Religion and Gender; Literature, Cinema and Society; and Politics, Development and Governance.
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