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Professor (Research)
Monash University Malaysia

Date Posted May 2, 2024
Title Professor (Research)
University Monash University Malaysia
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Department School of Business
Application Deadline Jun. 1, 2024
Position Start Date Nov. 1, 2024
  • Research Professor
  • Entrepreneurship
    Business - General

A Level-E academic at Monash University Malaysia's School of Business is expected to take on significant leadership roles, fostering excellence in research, professional activities, and policy development across academic disciplines, the school, the university, and the broader community. We are specifically seeking an experienced researcher who will spearhead advanced research initiatives, aligning with and furthering the school's strategic research clusters: Sustainable Business examines integrating sustainable practices for mankind's survival, focusing on clean energy and climate action; Digital Transformation explores the impact of digital technologies on businesses and societies; Thriving Communities seeks innovative solutions for societal transformation, particularly for marginalised groups.

Experienced researchers in entrepreneurship and innovation, consumer behaviour and marketing, environmental, social and governance reporting, and financial technology and technology applications in business will be preferred. The candidate should exhibit a profound capability to generate impactful research, particularly in one or more of the above key areas, and to forge strong partnerships with industry and the community to enhance the application and relevance of our research efforts. This role is critical in elevating the School of Business's commitment to addressing contemporary business challenges, contributing significantly to our mission of fostering an environment of academic and practical excellence through targeted, meaningful
research endeavours.

The successful candidate will be appointed to one of the seven departments that best matches their expertise.

Reporting Line: The position reports to the respective Head of Department.

1. Conduct world-class research, maintaining an active record of high-quality publications in top-tier journals, securing international grants, and supervising PhD students.
2. Lead the development and implementation of a research strategy for the School, ensuring alignment with the research priorities of Monash University Malaysia, particularly in the areas of Sustainable Business, Digital Transformation, and Thriving Communities.
3. Develop and sustain strong international collaborations with other universities, government bodies, industry, and civil society to drive research impact and innovation.
4. Secure funding from international sources to support research projects that align with the School’s strategic priorities, emphasising sustainable business practices, digital transformation impacts, and solutions for thriving communities.
5. Enhance the School’s international research profile by leading and participating in research consortia, delivering keynote speeches at international conferences, and serving on editorial boards of prestigious academic journals.
6. Play an active leadership role in fostering a culture of research excellence within the School, mentoring early-career researchers and faculty members in grant writing, research publication, and engagement with global research networks.
7. Engage with industry and community partners to translate research findings into practical applications, thereby contributing to societal and economic well-being.

1. A doctoral qualification (PhD) or equivalent qualification.
2. An outstanding research record, evidenced by publications in top-tier journals, successful acquisition of international grants, and effective PhD supervision.
3. Demonstrated research leadership, including generating significant research income from international sources, leading major research projects aligned with the School’s focus areas, and building effective research teams.
4. Proven track record of fostering international collaborations and partnerships that enhance the School’s research impact and visibility.
5. Exceptional ability to mentor and develop research talent, promoting a culture of excellence and innovation within the School.
6. Strong capabilities in engaging with external entities at the international level to advance research and application in sustainable business, digital transformation, and community well-being.


Monash University is a modern, global, research-intensive university, delivering education and research excellence in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific. We are making a positive impact on today's global challenges – whether by mitigating climate change, easing geopolitical insecurity or fostering healthy communities. Monash University is Australia’s largest university and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, a group of Australia's eight leading research universities. We have been consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, at 42nd globally in the QS World University Rankings and 54th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2024, reflecting our strong commitment to academic and research excellence.

Monash University is a global university with four campuses in Australia and a campus in Malaysia and Indonesia. In India, Monash Research Academy is a postgraduate research and PhD training partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, whilst Monash-Suzhou is a partnership between Monash University and Southeast University focused on world-class research and training in China. The Monash University Prato Centre meanwhile provides a European base for international research and education. Additionally, Monash has extensive international partnerships and study abroad programs with more than 100+ partner universities around the world.

Established in 1998, Monash University Malaysia is Monash’s third-largest campus and one of Malaysia’s most respected higher education institutions. We were awarded the prestigious “Berdaya Saing” (Competitive) status for the SETARA rating assessment by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in 2022, cementing our position in the very top cohort of outstanding universities in the country. In the same year, we retained our five-star rating for research excellence from the Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA).

We attract students from Malaysia and all over the world. More than 9,200 students representing approximately 72 nationalities are currently enrolled at Monash University Malaysia, and they enjoy a quality study experience supported by committed staff members. Since welcoming our first cohort of 417 students, we have graduated more than 26,500 students. We pride ourselves in educational excellence, offering degrees in arts and social sciences, business, engineering, information technology, medicine, psychology and health sciences, pharmacy, and science across seven schools. New courses in emerging areas, including artificial intelligence, data science, digital business and pharmaceutical science, expand our range of internationally-recognised degrees for a changing world. We invest in constantly upgrading our facilities to incorporate cutting-edge teaching and learning technology to enhance our students’ and staff’s experience.

In line with Monash University’s strategic plan, Impact 2030, our research focuses on issues of national and global significance. We strive to formulate and implement solutions that could mitigate the effects of climate change, promote geopolitical security in the ASEAN region and improve health and well-being to enable communities to thrive. Our research projects and researchers are making long-term and sustainable impacts across health, economics, policy, technology, the environment and society at large. We also offer a broad range of world-class infrastructure and services to support the needs of the research community and industry.

Our campus is located in Greater Kuala Lumpur, one of the region’s industrial hotspots. We sit in the heart of the rapidly developing economic corridor linking Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and beyond. Our education and research are oriented towards deep engagement with this dynamic socio-economic and industrial landscape.

Monash University Malaysia is committed to delivering quality education and research to address the global challenges of our time, and we have ambitious plans to reach our goals. Join us as we make a positive difference for the betterment of communities worldwide.

The School of Business is the largest school at Monash University Malaysia with enrolment numbers close to 3000 students and 90 staff. The School is structured into seven departments namely Accounting, Business Law and Taxation, Econometrics and Business Statistics, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The School is part of Monash University’s Faculty of Business and Economics.

The School of Business is an innovative, entrepreneurial and culturally diverse organisation. Its mission is to have a meaningful impact on the way business is conducted in Asia through outstanding research and education, along with extensive engagement with industry and the community. Our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub focuses on developing, commercialising and actualising new ideas for business development and innovation.

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  • Krystal Tan
    School of Business
    Monash University Malaysia
    Subang Jaya


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