Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Assistant Professor/Assistant Professor/Lecturer, East Asian Studies


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/002

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) at the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam is seeking to hire a scholar of the humanities or social sciences with expertise in East Asia. The appointment will begin in August 2019. A Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology, History, Geography, Economics, or a related social-science discipline is required prior to start of appointment. Rank offered is Assistant Professor, Senior Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Area of specialization is includes, but is not limited to cultural studies, religious studies, international relations, language and culture, trans-Asian studies and globalization. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to take part in a multi-disciplinary conversation about issues in trans-Asian contexts, and who have a vision for Asian Studies in the 21st century.

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 will have a demonstrable record of excellence in research internationally and a proven capacity to initiate, lead and collaborate on research projects. 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.

UBD SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS

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.

Among the other benefits

For more details on the benefits, visit http://www.ubd.edu.bn/about/career-opportunities/academic-positions/

APPLICATION SUBMISSION
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
Gadong BE1410 BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Email: office.recruit@ubd.edu.bn

Application forms can be downloaded from our website at http://www.ubd.edu.bn/about/career-opportunities/academic-positions/ and completed applications must reach us by 31 July 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview.