Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Education Officer, Mandarin Language

Location: Gadong - Brunei Darussalam
Salary: BN$40,680 to BN$76,920
£22,292.31 to £42,151.54 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 1st May 2018
Closes: 31st July 2018
Reference: UBD/LC/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.


The Language Centre at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is inviting applications for the above post from suitably qualified candidates with experience in teaching Mandarin as a second language at a higher education institution. Preference will be given to applicants who are fluent and can speak and teach more than one language from those offered at the Centre. Applicants must be willing to team-teach when required. Successful applicants will be expected to be involved in: teaching undergraduate/ postgraduate and continuing education courses and programmes; consultancy and other language-related services; as well as in relevant student/language club activities.

For the position of Assistant Professor or Lecturer, applicants must possess at least a Doctoral degree qualification in a relevant/related field for the above post and proven track record of research and scholarly work.

For the position of Education Officer, applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree qualification in a relevant/related field for the above post and a postgraduate teaching qualification.


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.