Professor/Associate Professor in Hospitality

Subang Jaya, Malaysia
18 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Taylor’s University is one of the newest universities in Malaysia but we can trace our roots in higher education back to the establishment of Taylor’s College in 1969. In year 2020, we will mark our first decade as a University.

In this short time, Taylor’s has established itself as a world class university, in the top 200 in Asia, and as Malaysia’s leading private university. This standing has been built almost exclusively on our excellent reputation for undergraduate teaching and the overall experience of students during their time with us, aided by the establishment of our world-class Lakeside Campus.

Taylor's University is home to 5 international peer reviewed journals of which, JESTEC (Journal of Engineering Science and Technology) is indexed in both SCOPUS and ISI Emerging Sources Citation Index, while SEARCH: The Journal of the South East Asia Research Centre for Communication and the Humanities is indexed in SCOPUS. Taylor’s also organises National and International Conferences in diverse areas such as Education, Hospitality & Tourism, Student Leadership, Communication, Big Data, Engineering, Food Science & Nutrition, Pharmacy and many more.

We are poised to embark on the next stage in our journey to become an important centre for high-impact research and knowledge transfer. This will be an excellent opportunity for research-active academics to further their career at one of Asia’s most dynamic institutions of higher learning and we welcome you to join one of our many growing research teams.

Specialization Area

We would like to hear from you if you are a research-active academic with a primary interest in Hospitality / Hotel Management, looking to focus on hotel luxury brand management and hotel product & service innovation management.

Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts (TCHT) is a leader in hospitality and tourism education and training over the past 30 years in Southeast Asia, boasting the largest and most established hospitality and tourism management school with 2,500 students, 90 staff as well as 4-training restaurants and a 84-bed training and research hotel on our campus. The industry-acclaimed diplomas and degrees in culinary arts, hospitality and tourism management are offered in collaboration with our renowned French partners – the Academie de Toulouse (ADT) and the University of Toulouse (UOT).

TCHT also have the Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT), the research and consulting wing of Taylor’s University specialized in Tourism. CRiT were recently accredited by the French National Research Center (CNRS) as International Associated Laboratory (LIA).

Taylor’s is the first and only university in the country to be awarded full accreditation by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and is also the first and only World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) affiliated Institution in Malaysia.

Person Specification

  • PhD holder with relevant teaching / industry experience
  • Recent and significant record of publication in C.I journals (e.g. ISI, SCOPUS, ERA)
  • Proven track record of securing funding for research and / or consultancy work
  • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring excellence through graduation of PhD and / or Masters students
  • Impactful academic profile evidenced by:
  • citation indices,
  • approved patents / inventions / copyrights,
  • external examiner experience, invitation to national / international representation as speaker / editor-in-chief / reviewer

Learn more about the role and Taylor’s at university.taylors.edu.my/phdresearchers or get in touch with us at research@taylors.edu.my