Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Assistant Professor/Assistant Professor/Lecturer, International Relations / Politics

Location: Gadong - Brunei Darussalam
Salary: BN$40,680 to BN$230,400
£22,292.31 to £126,257.36 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 1st May 2018
Closes: 31st July 2018
Reference: UBD/IAS/001

Over the past decade Universiti Brunei Darussalam has been on an exciting progressive journey of change, from what is fundamentally a teaching university to a first class international university of excellence in teaching and research.

In education, our undergraduate GenNEXT degree programme emphasises broad-based learning, programmes that cross disciplinary boundaries and real world experiential learning in the form of the Discovery Year. The curriculum ensures that students are exposed to essential life skills such as critical thinking, reasoning, communication, quantitative analysis and with both national and global perspectives. The Discovery Year component in which students spend one year of their four year programme outside the university, has proven very successful. It has also resulted in a very multi-cultural campus, with international students accounting for almost twenty percent of our student population.

The research funding and facilities at UBD have developed tremendously and consequently lead to a significant increase in graduate students and collaborators coming to UBD to undertake research. With the massive academic mobility including increased joint academic programmes, research collaborations and networks such as iCUBE and Borneo Studies Network (BSN), UBD’s active partnerships with institutions worldwide have contributed to the tremendous improvement in campus life, teaching and research output at the university.

As Brunei Darussalam’s Premier National University, UBD invites suitably qualified candidates to join us in shaping global future leaders and contribute as a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Research.

The Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam is in a phase of active expansion. This has created an opening for an International Relations / Politics position. The appointment will begin in August 2019. Candidates with knowledge and interest in the South China Sea area, Southeast Asia (ASEAN) and regional integration are particularly welcome. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to take part in discussions and contribute in any of the IAS Research Clusters: 1. Asian Imaginaries: Narratives, Texts and Context, 2. Asian Diaspora and Migration, 3. Borneo in Transition: Bio-culture, Heritage and Tourism.

The successful candidate will contribute to both the Institute and Faculty Arts and Social Sciences in terms of research, supervision and some teaching responsibilities at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should have a PhD related to the field, such as Political Science, International Relations, or Security Studies. Candidates should have a demonstrable record of excellence in research internationally and a proven capacity to initiate, lead and collaborate on research projects. The Institute has established ties with a number of universities and other key bodies globally alongside funding for research and graduate students. The aim is to establish IAS as a major knowledge hub in a growing network of Asian-based research establishments. Successful applicants will be eligible for UBD’s new internationally competitive and tax-free salary scheme.


Salary range per annum: -

Bonus payment after each 12 months of satisfactory service.
Gratuity payment of 25% of last drawn basic monthly salary x 36 months. Payable at the end of the contract.

No personal income tax scheme in Brunei Darussalam on income earned.

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Completed application forms together with copies of academic certificates and comprehensive curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees should be sent to: -

Registrar & Secretary
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link


Application forms can be downloaded from our website at and completed applications must reach us by 31 July 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview.