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Professor of School of Politics, History and International Relations

Politics and International Relations


Closing Date
Sunday 04 August 2024


Position Title : Professor

School :  School of Politics, History and International Relations

Faculty : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


We are seeking suitably qualified candidates to apply for the Professor position in School of Politics, History & International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the foundation of the School’s gradual move towards offering a specialisation on ASEAN studies, starting with research and then teaching
  • The member of the staff will be responsible for generating relevant ASEAN studies-related research outputs (peer-reviewed research in top publication outlets, international grants, network-building (academia, government, civil society), participating in prestigious international conferences, generating policy outputs, etc)
  • Actively recruiting (through winning international grants)/supervising PGR students as well as supervising dissertations of UG and PGT students
  • Undertake research supportive of knowledge exchange and policy engagement
  • Developing core and elective modules around the study of ASEAN in alignment with the School’s redirection towards teaching about diplomacy
  • Serve as the School’s Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange as well as the School’s Exchange Officer
  • Display due regard for student well-being, principally by providing counselling, advice, referrals and references as needed

Job Requirements:

  • PhD from an accredited and regarded university as well as the minimum of an associate fellowship on a recognized Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education scheme
  • Knowledge of academic disciplines of International Relations and Political Science (specifically ASEAN studies); evidence of research abilities leading to quality publications and knowledge transfer; experience winning and managing international grants and other sources of funding; a reputation outside of academia (media/online commentary, policy community, etc.); a track record of successfully seeing doctoral students through to completion; significant experience in module/curriculum refresh and reform; experience in a variety of university administrative and leadership roles
  • University position and commensurate teaching experience
  • Collegial nature, good citizenship, capacity for demanding work role in a major international satellite campus in a developing country context, concern for student well-being; engaging in community service
  • Command of social media for student recruitment purposes and dissemination of research outputs is highly desirable; familiarity with online teaching tools

Desirable Requirements:

  • Record of significant employment at Professor level in a recognised local or international university; visiting research positions/fellowships/external examiner/external reviewer roles are required; being a member of one or more quality journal article editorial boards is strongly sought after; being an active and leading member of a relevant academic association (e.g. International Studies Association; Political Studies Association) is desirable; proof of awards won for academic performance is a plus
  • Research activities that support external/policy/civil society engagement


Full Role Profile can be found under Further details below 


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to  and cc by 4 August 2024.  Applications should consist of current curriculum vitae and a cover letter which specifies the job applied for and briefly addresses the candidate’s suitability for the position. 

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