Opportunities

Opportunities

We’re ready – to realise your potential. Career  opportunities with the University of Reading Malaysia

There’s never been a more exciting time to develop a career in higher education!

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF READING, MALAYSIA CAMPUS

Established in 2013, University of Reading Malaysia is a wholly-owned branch campus of the University of Reading, one the UK’s leading universities known for its high-quality teaching, research excellence, graduate employability and community engagement. The University was ranked 169 in the QS World University Rankings 2024, and ranked 61 for Global Impact in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023.  The University is one of the most international, and is consistently ranked in the Top 100 in the world for International Outlook by the Times Higher Education (2023), reflecting its diversity and global footprint. Details of the university strategy can be found at https://www.reading.ac.uk/about/strategy

The Malaysia campus has representation from five schools and institutes including:

  • Henley Business School
  • School of Law
  • School of Built Environment
  • School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
  • International Study and Language Institute

Our modern, state-of-the-art campus is located in Educity, Iskandar Puteri, an emerging hub for education.  The surrounding area in and around Johor Bahru is an excellent place to live and work, including for those with families, with plenty of activities and shopping.  The nearby Senai airport is convenient for travelling to KL, Penang and other cities within Malaysia quickly and easily. Singapore can be reached within 30 minutes by car.

Staff at the campus are provided with a range of benefits including health insurance and training and development opportunities. The campus operates a flexible work-from-home (WFH) policy according to departmental and university needs.

ABOUT YOU

You are dedicated, self-motivated and able to learn quickly. You enjoy working as part of a team and collaborating with others. You are always professional and respectful.

 

SCHOOL OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Post Title: Research Assistant

Purpose

We are seeking applications for the position of Research Assistant to contribute to an exciting and timely research project titled "Technology Readiness of Real Estate Practitioners Towards IR 4.0." as part of the National Real Estate Research and Development Grant Scheme (NAPREC). The project aims to assess the adoption and readiness of real estate professionals for the technological transformations associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0). The successful candidate will play a key role in conducting research activities, data collection, and analysis to advance our understanding of technology adoption in the real estate sector.

The School of the Built Environment

The School of the Built Environment (SBE) is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for teaching andresearch in the built environment. Our courses are fully accredited by professional bodies such as the RoyalInstitution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The BSc. Quantity Surveying programme delivered in the Whiteknights campus has recently been reaccredited by Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) for another five year-term.  Our close relationship with industry and the professions is of central importance in ensuring that our graduates are much sought after by industry and have the appropriate skills to ensure successful career progression. The School’s employability statistics are excellent. Reading graduates areespecially well represented at the very top of the surveying profession, both in the UK and internationally. Our taughtprogrammes reflect the best of current practice, including the latest developments in Building Information Modelling(BIM) and sustainability. But even more importantly, the School provides academic leadership for the sector and points the way towards new ways of working.

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. Undertake a comprehensive literature review focusing on technology adoption within the real estate industry and its relevant domains.
  2. Engage in collaborative efforts with the research project team to formulate surveys and develop instruments for data collection.
  3. Conduct thorough analysis of research data, synthesizing key insights, and summarise of findings for inclusion in research publications.
  4. Foster close collaboration with the research project team and project leader to guarantee the timely attainment of project milestones.
  5. Play an integral role in the compilation and development of research reports and presentations, contributing to the effective dissemination of project outcomes.

Terms and Conditions

The post is a 12-months contract role based in Malaysia. The terms and conditions are determined by the agreement between the organisation offering the grant and the University.

There are no specified hours of work, but you will be required to work such hours as are necessary to carry out the duties associated with the post. Overtime is not payable.

This document outlines the duties required for the time being of the post to indicate the level of responsibility. It is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list, and the line manager may vary duties from time to time which do not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed.

Qualifications and Experience

Skills Required

  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven ability to manipulate model datasets in a range of formats.
  • Use of data visualisation packages and techniques (desirable).

Attainment

  • Master in Built Environment.
  • Postgraduate degree in relevant subject area (equivalent qualifications and/or experience would be considered).
  • Doctorate in Built Environment with research experience (desirable).

Knowledge

Broad-based knowledge of Built Environment with a specialist in one of the following:

  • Real Estate
  • Construction Project Management
  • Digital Technology

Relevant Experience

  • Experience of conducting research or proven research capability.

Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications together with their curriculum vitae, covering letter outlining their suitability for this position, and email addresses of two referees. Applications should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

 

SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY (PCLS)

Post Title: Associate Professor / Professor in Psychology and Head of Section

Purpose

To lead and contribute to teaching, research, staff development, student recruitment, financial management and external engagement of the Psychology section at the University of Reading Malaysia.

The post

The University of Reading Malaysia is seeking to appoint a permanent Associate Professor/Professor to take on the role of Academic Head of Section (Psychology) at appointment. The appointee will lead and contribute to the development and growth of the Psychology section at the University’s campus at EduCity, in Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia.  

Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology or a closely related discipline, and experience of teaching and/or research leadership. Applications are particularly welcome from those with teaching or research expertise in the field of applied psychology, e.g. health, clinical, criminal, forensic, etc.  Applicants should be willing to teach topics both within and outside their major field of expertise, and to contribute to the development of an exciting, innovative, and engaging teaching and research environment.

The position is available on either a Teaching Intensive or Teaching and Research basis, according to the experience of the appointee. The appointee will hold the role of Academic Head of Section for an initial period of three years, with extensions to this as agreed by the role holder, the Provost and the Head of School in the UK.

The BSc Psychology and Psychology with Professional Placement programmes

The University of Reading’s BSc Psychology programme is the flagship programme offered by the School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences in the UK, attracting around 300 students per year. The programme covers all the areas required for British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation in the first two years of study, allowing students to pursue topics of particular interest in their final year through a range of optional specialist modules. The programme is acclaimed for its ‘research-led’ approach to teaching – lectures are structured around the latest research findings, and students achieve a high-level of competence in running their own empirical studies. Our best students win national awards for their final-year projects and publish these in peer-reviewed journals. The BSc Psychology with Professional Placement programme provides students with a year-long placement experience to support their career development.  The programmes replicate those delivered at our parent campus in terms of aims, learning outcomes, structure and content, and our admissions criteria and assessment standards mirror those applied in the UK. Lecturing staff are expected to adapt teaching materials to ensure that the content suits the geographical and cultural context of South East Asia, but also have the opportunity to develop new materials in line with their own interests and areas of expertise, and to co-develop modules and lectures with staff based on the UK campus.

The BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Professional Placement programmes in Malaysia are both accredited by the British Psychological Society.

The University and School

The University of Reading UK enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. Established as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford in 1892, the University received its Royal Charter in 1926, the only university to do so between the two world wars. It has received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education five times, most recently in 2022 in acknowledgement of our work tackling the impact of climate change.

The School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences can trace its origins to the formation of the Department of Psychology in 1921, and we celebrated the centenary of Psychology as a discipline in 2021 with a series of workshops, seminars and panel discussions including internationally renowned psychologists. Today, the School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences (http://www.reading.ac.uk/pcls/) comprises more than 200 Academic, Research and Clinical staff. The reputation of the school is based on its world-class contributions to psychology, neuroscience and clinical research.

In 2012, the University of Reading was invited to establish a new campus in Iskandar Malaysia, and the University of Reading Malaysia opened its new, purpose-built campus at EduCity in September 2015. We have state-of-the-art teaching facilities and a laboratory dedicated to psychological research, with equipment including EEG and, eye-tracking, as well as facilities for PC-based experiments.

The School has a reputation for world-class teaching and research in the fields of Psychopathology & Affective Neuroscience, Language & Cognition, , Nutrition & Health, Perception & Action, Speech and Language Disorders, and Evidence-based Psychological Treatment of Clinical Disorders. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, the School was ranked 23rd in the UK within its unit of assessment, a rise of 10 places since REF 2014. Overall, 87% of our research was rated as 3* or 4*, 46% of it as world-leading, and the impact of our research was judged to be largely world-leading. In the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, our psychology programme was ranked in the top 200 worldwide.

Main duties and responsibilities

Leadership & Administration

  • Raise the profile of the School and support its growth and development in Malaysia and the broader region.
  • As Academic Head of Section (AHOS), Provide effective leadership and line management to the academic members of the Psychology Section.
  • Oversee academic quality and accreditation matters pertaining to the section.
  • Work with the Director of Student Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions to support student recruitment activities.
  • Contribute to effective practical and intellectual leadership and decision-making within the Section and UoRM more widely.
  • Participate in committees and working groups, as required by the Provost.

Teaching

  • Contribute to undergraduate courses by preparing and delivering lectures, seminars, practical classes, etc, and through marking and project supervision.
  • Show flexibility and be prepared to develop and teach material both within and outside your immediate research interests.
  • Provide academic support to Academic Tutees.
  • Assist with academic events throughout the year, such as Welcome Week and Summer School

Research (if applicable)

  • Continue to build a reputation as a researcher in your field, through publications in high quality international journals and winning research funding to support a research group.
  • Explore opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues within and outside the University.
  • Provide leadership to support for research activities in the Section and provide supervision for doctoral students and mentoring for early career staff.
  • Exploit opportunities for economic, social, and cultural impact, where possible.

Other

  • The post-holder is expected to undertake any other duties that fall within the scope of the post as allocated by the line manager, following consultation with the post-holder.
  • The ability to observe and work within the University of Reading values and professional behaviours framework: 

https://www.reading.ac.uk/human-resources/-/media/project/functions/human-resources/documents/humresvalues-for-working-together-and-professional-behaviours.pdf?la=en&hash=0528F51C4148B5C8A1F0A9ECD90941E2

Supervision received

Your line manager is the Provost.  You will also work closely with and receive general guidance from the Head of PCLS in the UK. 

Supervision given

To staff in Psychology Section at University of Reading Malaysia, and to undergraduate students, as required.

Contact 

The post holder will have frequent contact with staff in both Malaysia and the UK as well as students, applicants, and visitors.  Appointees will also be encouraged to develop intra- and extra-institutional collaborations in support of research and student placement activities.

Terms and conditions

This post of Associate Professor / Professor is full-time and permanent. The terms and conditions will be standard terms and conditions for academic staff at the University of Reading Malaysia. The post is based in Malaysia.  The role of Academic Head of Section (Psychology) is for an initial period of 3-years, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

This document outlines the duties required for the time being of the post to indicate the level of responsibility.  It is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list and the line manager may vary duties from time to time which do not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed.

Qualifications and Experience

ATTAINMENT

Essential

  • Doctorate (or close to completion) in Psychology, or relevant professional qualification

Desirable

  • Certificate of teaching in higher education or equivalent teaching qualification

SKILL REQUIRED

Essential

  • Expertise in a mainstream area of psychology relevant to the department’s teaching needs (see above)
  • Broad knowledge of psychology topics and willingness to teach outside of primary area of expertise
  • Experience of teaching psychology in an academic setting
  • Ability to effectively engage in the teaching and learning of large and small groups of undergraduate psychology students
  • Ability to adapt teaching materials and delivery style to suit the local context and the needs of learners with varying levels of English language
  • Awareness of the academic conventions of HE institutions
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a collegiate, respectful and considerate manner
  • Ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines reliably
  • Effective organisational and administrative skills, and ability to follow protocols
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to excellence in all areas of work and to supporting this through continuous professional development
  • Potential to take on leadership and/or administrative roles at departmental/ university level
  • Awareness of the opportunities and challenges that may be associated with working at an international branch campus

Desirable

  • Ability to inspire students with enthusiasm for subject
  • Certificate of teaching in higher education or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Experience of teaching or studying in a UK HE setting
  • Experience of teaching students of different nationalities or cultural groups
  • Experience of supervising undergraduate research projects
  • Experience of pastoral care of students
  • Ability to inspire students with enthusiasm for subject
  • Track record of high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Solid grounding in latest research in specialist field(s)
  • Experience in research mentoring, specifically grant writing and/or publications
  • Track record of securing substantial external funding to support research
  • Experience of supervising PhD students to completion

Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application together with their curriculum vitae, covering letter outlining their suitability for this position, via our JobStreet page at

https://www.jobstreet.com.my/University-of-Reading-Malaysia-jobs/at-this-company

The application deadline is 3rd June 2024 with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held mid-June.

Information inquiries may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Carmel Houston-Price PhD Studentship

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences of the University of Reading Malaysia is delighted to announce one fully funded (domestic student rate) PhD Studentship, with Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) responsibilities starting as soon as possible. This is an exciting role which allows you to study for a PhD in a related subject whilst contributing to student learning by undertaking teaching activities in the Psychology Section. A monthly stipend of RM2,200 is also provided. The GTA PhD Studentship is named after Professor Carmel Houston-Price, the first Head of Psychology at the University of Reading Malaysia.

Successful candidates will join a thriving research and teaching-focused team, with excellent research facilities including EEG, eye trackers, and psychometric tests. The Psychology Section is particularly strong in the areas of basic and applied cognition, perception, vision, and mental health.  

The University of Reading Malaysia is the first branch campus of the University of Reading. The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is known for its emphasis on experimental approaches and rigorous research and is one of the oldest psychology departments in the UK. 

You will have:

  • A 1st class or 2:1 bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related subject
  • Ability to communicate complex theories and ideas in an engaging way that is easy for students to understand
  • Good organisation and prioritisation skills, to balance PhD studies with GTA responsibilities
  • Experience in designing either cognitive or psychophysical tasks is desirable

The position is fully funded for four years as a research student studying for a PhD (75% of time) and a teaching assistant (25% of time). The student may have advisors from the UK campus and other universities.

Interested candidates should submit a one-page CV detailing their educational and employment background, plus a two-page research proposal to Dr Chung Kai Li (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). This research proposal should align with research expertise of the Section stated above. Research proposals should include a summary of the literature, the key research question(s), and a brief overview of methods and data analysis.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis at the EduCity campus. Candidates are expected to attend the interview in person, although teleconference interviews can be arranged if necessary.

   

SCHOOL OF LAW

Post 1 : Lecturer of Law / Associate Professor of Law (Teaching-intensive, Full-time)

Post 2: Lecturer of Law (Sessional)

Applicants need to have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of English Law with sound knowledge and understanding of the Malaysian legal system and laws within the jurisdiction in any 2 or more of the following subject areas:

  • Public Law
  • Equity & Trust
  • Land/Property Law
  • European Union Law
  • Mooting
  • Any specialised legal areas 

Faculty/Department : School of Law, University of Reading Malaysia

Reports To : Head of Law, University of Reading Malaysia

Purpose

To teach, assess, and complete relevant administration work for law modules offered in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme and other non-law programmes offered to undergraduate students and students in the foundation programme at the University of Reading Malaysia 

The post

The University of Reading Malaysia is seeking to appoint a permanent Lecturer to support the delivery of the law modules offered in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme and other non-law programmes to students in the University’s campus at EduCity, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia.  Successful candidates in addition to satisfying the essential attributes should also demonstrate teaching experience in a core area of law, and the ability to carry out teaching and administrative duties to a high standard, commensurate with their stage of career while initiating and carrying out international quality research both individually and collaboratively including working with industry.  Successful applicants will be willing to teach topics both within and outside their major field of expertise, and able to contribute to the development of an exciting, innovative and engaging teaching environment.

The University and School

The University of Reading enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. Established as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford in 1892, the University received its Royal Charter in 1926, the only university to do so between the two world wars. It has received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education five times.

The University of Reading, home to more than 23,000 students has award-winning campuses in Reading, Henley-upon-Thames, Johannesburg, and Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia.

The University of Reading law school which is known for producing law graduates who are well-rounded and highly adaptable is now offered through its international branch campus in Malaysia, the first and only foreign international branch campus in Malaysia to offer a law degree.  The School has a reputation for being a hub for high-quality research and teaching with impact. Our academics undertake a wide variety of individual and collaborative research, much of which has made a discernible impact beyond the school. Our subject experts undertake a wide variety of research around themes including but not limited to Global Law; Justice,  Family, Gender and Sexuality; Public Policy;  Property, Transactions and Markets;  Governance, Commercial Law and Financial Regulation.

Staff at the University of Reading Malaysia work closely with colleagues at the School of Law on the UK campus.  Joining our School of law will give you the opportunity to flourish in a dynamic and collaborative teaching environment and immerse yourself in legal debate and developments alongside academics, who are at the forefront of changes to global legal systems. The School’s staff in the UK collaborate with colleagues at universities the world over, including in Malaysia, and they are keen to develop new research and teaching partnerships with staff at the University of Reading Malaysia.

Main duties and responsibilities

General

  • To develop and deliver high-quality teaching in the first instance, and research in due course

Teaching

  • Contribute to undergraduate courses by preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical classes, etc, and through marking, providing feedback and project supervision.
  • Preparing, marking and moderating coursework and examinations, as required.
  • Show flexibility and be prepared to develop and teach material both within and outside their own immediate research interests.
  • Acting as a Personal Tutor which involves monitoring the progress of Personal Tutees and providing them with academic and pastoral support.
  • Running consultation sessions to support students in their learning and understanding of the relevant module.
  • Assist with academic events.

Additional Duties

  • Undertaking administrative duties related to the support and teaching role including weekly attendance returns, maintaining student records, correspondence, writing references and liaison with the relevant bodies within the University.
  • Provide support to the Head of Section (Law) in professional accreditation and recognition of programmes and in the establishment and development of the new School of Law at UoRM.
  • Supporting UoRM Marketing and Recruitment with publicising and promoting UORM programmes at open days and student recruitment fairs.
  • Participate in staff meetings and committees, as required by the Head of Section.
  • Other projects as agreed with the Head of Section.

Others

  • The post-holder is expected to undertake any other duties that fall within the scope of the post as allocated by the line manager, following consultation with the post-holder.
  • The ability to observe and work within the University of Reading values and professional behaviours framework:

https://www.reading.ac.uk/human-resources/-/media/project/functions/human-resources/documents/humresvalues-for-working-together-and-professional-behaviours.pdf?la=en&hash=0528F51C4148B5C8A1F0A9ECD90941E2

Supervision received

School of Law staff will receive general guidance from the Head of School of Law. Mentoring will be provided to advise and assist each appointment to meet the requirements of the post and progression in their career. Work is carried out according to deadlines agreed with the Head of Section with supervision on a day-to-day basis being minimal.

Supervision given

The successful candidate will be expected to supervise and mentor undergraduate and, depending on previous experience, postgraduate research students.

Contact

The post holder will have regular contact with staff in Malaysia, Module Convenors and other academics in the UK as well as students, applicants, and visitors. Appointees will also be encouraged to develop intra and extra-institutional collaborations in support of research and student placement activities.

Terms and conditions

Post 1 is full-time and permanent. The probationary period applies. The post is based in Malaysia. Post 2 is Session contract.

Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications together with their curriculum vitae, covering letter outlining their suitability for this position, and email addresses of two referees. Applications should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 31st May 2023. 

   

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OPPORTUNITIES

Please refer to our Jobstreet page for full details. 

Examination Invigilators

Invigilators are required to ensure that the examination timetable runs smoothly and that UoRM examination procedures are always strictly adhered to, and in all venues.

Invigilators are required from January to August each year.  Invigilators work for us on a sessional basis and are paid RM40/hour.  

 

Who is this role suitable for?

The post is ideal for Postgraduate (PhD) students, researchers and those with experience in the educator sector outside of University of Reading Malaysia.  The ability to work flexible hours, on a sessional basis, is important.

Main duties

* Assisting with setting up and closing down exam venues and checking all facilities before and during the examination session

* Assisting candidates at the start and end of exams, issuing clear and precise instructions, checking candidate identities and reporting exam absentees.

*Invigilating in accordance with University procedures and maintaining examination conditions at all times. Watching out for potential examination irregularities (i.e. potential cheating referred to as ‘academic misconduct) and to report anything untoward to the Chief Invigilator

*Escort candidates from the exam venue during the exam as required (for example for toilet visits), and supervise candidates whilst they are outside the exam venue.

*Support candidates taken ill (including exhibiting mental health difficulties) to receive appropriate medical attention/support in accordance with procedures outlined in the Invigilator Handbook.

* Such other duties as the Examinations Officer or the Chief Invigilator may from time to time assign related to the role.

What traits would you expect the successful candidate to have?

Reliable, excellent attention to detail, good timekeeping, strong communication skills.

How many hours a week do you anticipate this role to be and what availability is required?

Invigilators engaged for full day or morning only duties must be ready to begin invigilating by 8.25am at the latest.

Those assigned to afternoon duties must be in post by 1.25pm at the latest.

UoRM examinations vary in length from 1 hour to 3.5 hours, so finishing times will vary accordingly.

Most examinations are completed by 6pm although on some occasions it may be necessary to work beyond this.

Invigilators will be required to be on duty until all scripts have been collected and the Chief  Invigilator gives permission to leave. Invigilators engaged for the whole day will have lunchtime breaks, the times for which will be arranged by the Chief Invigilator.

The majority of UoRM examinations are held Monday – Thursday. No examinations are held on Sundays or Bank Holidays

Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae to Mr. Nandan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 5th January 2024. 

Interviews will be held in January 2024.  Invigilators will be required to attend a mandatory training session in February.   

 

JOBSTREET

We advertise open vacancies on our Jobstreet page.

Please send enquiries to our Human Resources department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

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