Professor/Associate Professor in Tourism, Recreation and Events

Subang Jaya, Malaysia
26 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
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 Tourism, Recreation & Events, looking to focus on hotel management, hotel brand management, hotel product & service innovation management and smart tourism & technology events and convention management.

For 30 years, Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts (TCHT) has been a leader in hospitality and tourism education and training. As the largest and most established school in Southeast Asia, currently TCHT have 2,500 students, 90 staff, 4-training restaurants and a 84-bed training and research hotel on 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).

Quality and commitment are reflected in the 150-plus awards the institution, faculty and students have received over the years. TCHT was awarded the highly coveted ‘Tier 6: Outstanding’ rating in the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education’s Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA) in 2012 and awarded full accreditation by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) - sealing its international reputation for superior quality as well as teaching and learning excellence.

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 https://university.taylors.edu.my/about-taylors/career-opportunities or get in touch with us at research.times@taylors.edu.my

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