Job ID: 103127

Professor and Deputy Director

Monash University Malaysia

  • Feb. 2, 2018
  • Professor and Deputy Director
  • South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO)
  • Monash University Malaysia
    Bandar Sunway, Selangar
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Associate/Assistant Director
  • Public Health & Epidemiology

Monash University Malaysia is well positioned to take advantage of the University’s many global research networks and continues with a new wave of appointments to generate research applied to global and local issues. We are seeking to appoint a Professor in Public Health and Deputy Director in the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO). This is an opportunity to drive the future of SEACO and its Population and Public Health research and education profile, increasing your standing and shaping the health of the entire community in Segamat.

As well as expanding the profile of Population and Public Health research within SEACO, the incumbent will also work to draw together and develop related research taking place across the University, including working with colleagues with expertise in population and data science, qualitative and educational research, and ultimately improving the health experience in the local community and the wider population.

This demands strong academic leadership, clear vision, and proven ability to forge connections across academic, policy, practice and third sector communities to continually build the reputation of the SEACO, School and University.

With an established research program in the field of Public Health, the successful candidate will have an international reputation for excellence in healthcare-related education and influencing policy and practice.

The Benefits

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. Malaysian Employment Pass and Relocation Support services are available.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and key selection criteria document to, and quote the job number.

Key selection criteria
1. PhD (or equivalent) in Public Health or one of the cognate disciplines in the health or social sciences.
2. Broad knowledge of the latest advances in community-based research typical of a health and demographic surveillance system.
3. Evidence of outstanding scholarly activity of an international standard in the relevant discipline including significant publications in high impact journals, a consistent record of high level research engagement and productivity and a demonstrated ongoing commitment to one or more programs of research.
4. Demonstrated ability to generate research income, including from traditional and more innovative sources
of research funding.
5. Evidence of collaborative research and the ability to foster a research culture with less experienced researchers and to act as a mentor to new supervisors.
6. A record of successful supervision of HDR students to completion.
7. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work well with other academics and to advocate for SEACO and the School as a contributing member on various boards and committees within the Campus, Faculty and the University.
8. Evidence of strong networking skills and a demonstrated commitment and capacity to establish, maintain and strengthen collaborative relationships with industry, government and professional bodies in national,
regional and international environments.
9. Proven ability in the management of academic and professional staff and resources, and substantial experience in senior academic administration, including excellent people and program management skills, and the ability to promote a collegial, productive culture and to lead and motivate staff to deliver the
required outcomes.
10. Evidence of professional leadership qualities and capacity for executive administrative responsibilities.

1. The ability to make a significant contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the relevant
discipline with evidence of innovation in curriculum development, course design and course management.
2. Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of excellent teaching and educational services to students and
to effectively liaise with stakeholders.
3. Experience with community based research and/or secondary analysis of population based data.

  • Established in 1998, 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 (Go8). From humble beginnings, Monash Malaysia has grown in stature, and is now recognised as a leader in the international higher education sector in Malaysia.

    We play a distinctive part in Monash’s ambitious vision to be a modern and global international university, leveraging on our location in one of the region’s industrial hotspots to serve as Monash’s platform for scholarly engagement with Southeast Asia and beyond. We strive to address the social, political and economical challenges of today, and to translate our research into real world impact.

    As a self-accrediting University, we attract students not just from Malaysia, but from all over the world. Approximately 8,000 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.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Daniel Reidpath
    South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO)
    Monash University Malaysia
    Jalan Lagoon Selatan
    Bandar Sunway, Selangar 47500
  • +603-5514- 4962

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