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Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Psychology
Monash University Malaysia

  • Mar. 29, 2017
  • Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Psychology
  • Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Monash University Malaysia
    Bandar Sunway
  • Apr. 15, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Psychology - General
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Position purpose

A Senior Lecturer is expected to undertake teaching and research of high quality, to assist in program development where appropriate, and to contribute to the effective management of the School, including relationships with external stakeholders

Key result areas and responsibility

The key result areas of Research, Teaching and Service are the basis for the primary duties and responsibilities of the role. Areas of focus will be agreed annually with the Head of School in the Performance Development Plan (PDP) process. Any other duties may be required from time to time as directed by the Head, Department of Psychology and Head of School.

Specific Duties


  • An established research agenda.
  • Publishing in disciplinary-relevant internationally refereed journals and/or with academically reputable national and/or international presses.
  • Some indicators of the impact and significance, or potential for impact or significance, of research activities.
  • Developing leadership skills in research in aligns to the University’s strategic research goals and supporting these through research activities.
  • Participating in inter-disciplinary research platforms that address national or international priority areas.
  • Engaging constructively and productively on research interests with colleagues within and outside the University.
  • Successfully attracting HDR students into the discipline or School.
  • Commitment to seeking and successfully attracting internal and/or external funding for research activities.


  • Academically rigorous teaching that stimulates students’ learning in the discipline in general and in your specialist area.
  • Exercising leadership in teaching and assessment practices that engage students in their learning and are focused on student achievement.
  • Maintaining a high standard of teaching as evidenced by student and peer feedback.
  • Demonstrating good pedagogical practice and willingness to reflect on teaching practice.
  • Conducting teaching in accordance with University policy, including assessment, course coordination and unit materials.
  • Regularly reviewing courses to ensure continuing relevance and incorporation of new research or designing new courses/programs with incorporation of new research.
  • Attracting and successfully supervising HDR students to completion.
  • Familiarity with innovation in teaching practice and technology and adoption of new technologies and other appropriate innovations in support of teaching development.
  • Contributing to innovations in learning, teaching and assessment within the discipline and more widely across the University.
  • Consultation with students including being regularly available and accessible to students.


  • Contributing to the collegial development of the Program, School and Faculty through respectful and transparent interactions with colleagues.
  • Contributing to the academic development of the discipline within the School and Faculty.
  • Contributing to School, Faculty or University administrative or committee roles in ways which capitalise on your experience and skills.
  • Contributing effectively to a role in your professional body or disciplinary community.
  • Fostering relations with industry, government, professional bodies and the wider community.

Key selection criteria

1. A completed PhD in a relevant field, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the seniority of the role.
2. An established research agenda and established track record in research publication in the relevant discipline.
3. Evidence of successfully attracting competitive funding for research activities.
4. Demonstrated evidence of a high standard of teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level.
5. Demonstrated experience in supervising HDR students.
6. Demonstrated evidence of engagement and/or collaboration with colleagues in teaching and research.
7. Demonstrated evidence of good oral and written communication skills.
8. Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.
9. Commitment to the academic discipline and to service to the University, the wider community and the profession.
10. Demonstrated evidence of the use of technology and innovation to enhance teaching and research.

  • Organisational context

    Established in 1998, Monash University Malaysia is one of Malaysia’s most respected universities. We are Monash University’s global foot print in the Asian region, carrying 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 (Go8). From humble beginnings, Monash Malaysia has grown in stature, and is now recognized as a leader in the international higher education sector in Malaysia.

    As a self-accrediting University, we attract students not just from Malaysia, but from all over the world. Approximately 7,000 students representing more than 70 nationalities are currently enrolled at Monash Malaysia, and enjoy a quality academic experience.

    Since our inception, Monash Malaysia has built a reputation for quality, credibility and integrity, and is held in high esteem by our students, alumni, industry and government. We encourage critical thinking to help discover new ideas, reveal new perspectives and devise solutions. We maintain a long and proud tradition of excellence in education, combined with liberal values of enquiry, providing a fertile environment for bright young minds to flourish, and life-long opportunities for those wishing to enhance their education and career.

    For further information see:

    Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    The Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences was established in 2005. The School’s vision is to become a leading medical school in Asia, as measured by the quality and impact of its teaching and research, and, through these, to engage with and serve the community. By pursuing this vision, the school contributes to the University’s mission to improve the human condition by advancing knowledge and fostering creativity.
    The School offers the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) (MBBS (Hons)), Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business, Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Psychology) (Honours), Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science, Master of Professional Counselling, Master of Biomedical Science and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs.

    Delivery of the MBBS (Hons) program is spread over several locations with the first two years being taught at the Monash University Malaysia in Bandar Sunway, Selangor while the subsequent three years being taught at the Clinical School in Johor Bahru.

    All Psychology and Counselling courses are delivered at the Monash University Malaysia campus in Selangor.

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