Professor of Built Environment or a Related Area

Sunway University

Sunway University is part of the Sunway Group (, an industrial conglomerate with a large, profitable, multi-national footprint in urban design and construction.  The Sunway Group is a regional leader in sustainability and sustainable development.  The University is one of Malaysia’s and SE Asia’s premier private universities. It is owned and governed by the not-for-profit Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, established by the founder and chairman of the Sunway Group, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah.  The University’s vision is to be a world-class institution. 

Sunway University is now recruiting for an academic leader of the highest calibre to establish and grow a new academic unit in the broad area of Built Environments.  The appointee will be tasked with establishing a new department, planning and implementing undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and developing and maintaining strong and significant links with industry in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.  This is a genuinely exciting, once in a career, opportunity to design and build a new academic entity that will quickly gain national and regional recognition, from the ground, up. 

The School of Science and Technology is seeking an outstanding applicant with a doctorate-level qualification and an active research profile, someone with the energy and drive to create a new department that quickly gains broad industry respect and attracts growing student enrolment.  The specific area of individual expertise is open and a broad range of candidate profiles will be considered including those from these areas: urban and regional planning, architecture, construction management, architectural engineering, sustainable design, natural environments, etc

Candidates should have a sound record of scholarship, a clear research strategy and a demonstrated capacity to contribute to multidisciplinary projects.  Applicants must have the ability to teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Paul Hoskin, Dean – School of Science and Technology, at

Application Process
To apply, send a detailed curriculum vitae including a structured reference list and the names and contact details of two referees.  Applicants must provide a separate statement on their research interests and plans, and another on their teaching philosophy.  The applicant will ideally have two years of teaching experience in their discipline and if they have supervised masters and doctoral students as the primary/main advisor.  Please provide these items and a separate cover letter stating current and expected salary along with any other confidential information to: 

Chief Resources Officer, Sunway University
No. 5 Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
E-mail : 

The review of applicants will commence immediately and will continue until November 17, 2017

The University is committed to equal opportunities and aims to appoint the best possible candidates to any vacancies irrespective of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, age, family background, nationality or any other personal factors.

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