Assistant Professor in Psychology

Putrajaya, Malaysia
23 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Heriot-Watt University has five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages.

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs – so employers get work-ready industry-fit graduates.

Heriot-Watt is also Scotland's most international university, boasting the largest international student cohort.

We have an established set of values that help us to nurture innovation and leadership, and show our commitment to continuous improvement and development in all our activities.

For full details on our University please view our Careers at Heriot-Watt http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers-at-heriot-watt.htm

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Sdn Bhd (HWUM) is a UK university campus based in Putrajaya, Malaysia. HWUM is the second international campus of Heriot-Watt University ("HWU") which is a leading research-intensive UK university, specialising in science, technology, engineering, business, languages, textiles and design. With an international reputation for scientific and technological excellence, the University is truly global in scope and scale with a campus in Dubai, three campuses in Scotland and over 150 partners world-wide.

The University’s Malaysian campus currently has up to 2,000 students and HWUM operates from a stunning new, eco-friendly, lakeside campus with a capacity of 4,000. It offers a range of programmes including Foundation Programmes and Undergraduate programmes such as Business, Engineering, Construction, Actuarial Science and more. It also offers Postgraduate degrees in Energy, Petroleum Engineering, Construction, Business Psychology and Business. This portfolio will grow over the next few years as new programmes are launched.

With state-of-the-art learning resources and teaching spaces, the Putrajaya campus was designed as a dynamic and stimulating place to study amidst a lakeside setting, boasting an exceptional range of facilities for student life. The campus houses a variety of informal study spaces, an extensive library and features easy access to IT facilities with wireless Internet connectivity throughout. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia employs the same UK-styled student-centred approach to learning, which means, students develop independence, self-discipline and analytical skills sought after by employers.

At HWUM, students have access to a British style and quality of education in Malaysia. Learning outcomes and standards are identical across all campuses which enables students to transfer between campuses.

HWUM is fully licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and is officially recognised by the Malaysian Government as an Entry Point Project - contributing to the country's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) - as part of a comprehensive effort that will transform Malaysia into a high-income nation by 2020.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is seeking to recruit enthusiastic academics with experience of teaching and research. Successful candidates will be expected to build research over time. Successful candidates will also be expected to develop strong links to colleagues at the Scottish campuses to deliver high quality learning and teaching, to contribute to the continued development of the programmes offered to students, and to develop research in association with the Academic Schools in the UK.

Postholders will be expected to have a broad knowledge of a range of topics within the sphere of their chosen discipline, and an interest in research activities.

The role will be based at the University's campus in Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia. Programmes will be delivered in English and so fluency in English is essential. An induction programme will be delivered to all new academic staff in August 2018 on Heriot-Watt's standards and values, and to give practical experience on preparation, delivery and assessment of teaching.

This section details the attributes e.g. skills, knowledge/qualifications and competencies which are required in order to undertake the full remit of the role.

Essential Criteria - these are attributes without which a candidate would not be able to undertake the full remit of the role. Applicants who do not clearly demonstrate in their application that they possess the essential requirements will normally be eliminated at the short listing stage.

Applications should be submitted to iRecruit system.

Applications must be submitted by 22 July 2018. If you are not contacted by the selection committee by 10 August 2018 then please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity.