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CD884 - Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Global Studies
Monash University Malaysia

  • Aug. 9, 2017
  • CD884 - Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Global Studies
  • School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Monash University Malaysia
    Bandar Sunway, Selangor
  • Aug. 25, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Social Sciences - General
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Position purpose

The appointee in Global Studies is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of the discipline, school, campus, faculty and university. An academic at this level is also expected to play a major role in scholarship, research and/or professional activities.

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 Global Studies. Experience in the coordination of large scale undergraduate programs is highly desirable. 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.

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. 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.


  • Conduct independent research and act as principal investigator and project leader.
  • Enhance the University’s international reputation through research publications of appropriate quantity and quality, and contribute to worldwide debates at regional and international conferences.
  • Obtain external research earnings through carefully prepared and successful grant applications as well as identifying potential income-generating programs and collaborative partnerships.
  • Contribute to enhancing the quality and quantity of multiple-disciplinary research at the University in an area related or complementary to existing research priorities.
  • Leading the supervision of research projects, manage dedicated research staff and postgraduate research students.
  • Contribute to maintaining a collegial working atmosphere and stimulating research environment that will attract further research staff and HDR students of the highest quality.


  • Prepare, review and deliver lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and/or studio sessions and seminars.
  • Contribute in course coordination and developing curriculum, course materials and learning activities for undergraduate and postgraduate course/unit in which the academic teaches.
  • Design and execute formative and summative assessment including marking that is aligned with student learning outcomes.
  • Contribute to the scholarship of learning and teaching (including curriculum and student engagement) within the discipline.
  • Supervise the program of study of honours students and of postgraduate students engaged in course work.
  • Provide feedback to students on their learning through student consultations.
  • Undertake administrative responsibilities primarily connected with units in which the academic teaches including course review, admission and accreditation processes.


  • Share in academic service responsibilities, including contributing to outcomes of the discipline and/or school meetings and/or internal campus committees.
  • Foster strong engagement with the profession, industry, professional bodies and general community.
  • Contribute to the development of collaborative linkages with Malaysian and regional agencies, institutions and industry.
  • Contribute to the overall strategic planning and academic management of the School.
  • Contribute to the development of other academic staff through mentoring, coaching and effective supervision.

Key selection criteria

1. PhD or equivalent in the area or a closely related discipline.
2. An established research agenda and established track record in research publications in the relevant discipline.
3. Evidence of successfully attracting competitive funding for research activities.
4. Demonstrated evidence of a high standard of teaching in the 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.

1. Demonstrated evidence of the use of technology and innovation to enhance teaching and research.

  • 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 7,500 students representing almost 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:

    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, Diploma of Higher Education (DHES), Monash English Bridging (MEB) and Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (GCHE).

    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.

    For further information:

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