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  • Professor, Accounting

    Monash University Malaysia

    Position purpose

    A Level-E academic is expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing leadership and in fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities and policy development in the academic discipline within the department or other comparable organisational unit, within the university and within the community, both scholarly and general.

    The academic will have responsibility for fostering excellence in research, teaching, engagement and professional activities in the academic discipline within the school, campus and the University.

    Reporting Line: The position reports to Professor and Head, School of Business

    Supervisory responsibilities: As assigned.

    Financial delegation and/or budget responsibilities: As Assigned.

    Key responsibilities

    Specific duties required of a Level E academic may include:

    • Actively engage in a specialist research area in line with the School’s/Faculty’s research strategy, by maintaining a substantial active publications record (high-quality refereed journals) and supervising and mentoring early career researchers and research students 

    • Foster research excellence through procuring competitive research grants, leading significant research projects and working with other staff to develop research links 

    • Provide strong and committed leadership in teaching, curriculum development and research training by participating in the faculty’s curriculum planning and development processes, academic committees, and relevant examination processes in addition to monitoring the quality of individual teaching in the relevant discipline

    • Provide innovative and effective leadership for the expansion of the School/Faculty’s HDR program by attracting high quality HDR students 

    • Contribute to academic and administrative leadership within the School/Faculty by participating in the development of policy and strategy 

    • Maintain and broaden collaborative partnerships with relevant faculties and departments/schools within the University and community 

    • Maintain and broaden collaborative partnerships with external agencies both nationally and internationally, making a significant contribution to the profession 

    • Actively contribute to partnering with industry and diversifying funding avenues

    • Contribute to the School’s internal and external engagement strategy with industry, government and community stakeholders.

    • Actively participate in promoting the School’s presence on the local, regional and global stage through individual and group appearance in international, national and local media and communications.

    • Organising workshops, symposia, and conferences (national, international) that bring together key stakeholders (academics, policy makers, corporations and communities) to tackle important global and local challenges and issues.

    • Mentoring ECRs and developing research, teaching and engagement capabilities.

    • Initiating and leading multidisciplinary projects for transformative impact on local communities, the nation and the region.    

    Key selection criteria


    • The appointee will have:

    • a doctoral qualification, or equivalent accreditation and standing, and recognised as a leading authority in the relevant discipline

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Evidence of outstanding scholarly activity of an international standard in the area of Accounting and a demonstrated ongoing commitment to one or more programs of research

    • Demonstrated ability to generate research income, including from both traditional and more innovative sources of research funding

    • Record of successful supervision of postgraduate research students and the ability to make a significant contribution to postgraduate training programs in the area of Accounting.

    • Proven excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    • Willingness and capacity to make a substantial contribution to all activities of the department, including administration and planning

    • Proven professional leadership qualities and capacity for executive administrative responsibilities

    • Evidence of sustained relationships with industry, business, government agencies and professional bodies coupled with vision for the future needs and development of the area of Accounting  within Malaysia, Asia and internationally

    • The incumbent will be required to deliver units using different pedagogies that range from fully face-to-face, flipped or blended learning, to fully online.

    • Demonstrated capability to engage with industry, government and community stakeholders for meaningful impact. 

    • Ability to initiate and lead multi-disciplinary projects to deliver transformative impact that improve the condition of the local community and global society. 

    • Proven record of successful mentoring of ECR in teaching, research or engagement.

    • Established record of external recognition and media presence nationally, regionally or internationally.

    • Able to teach in three of the following areas: (i) Management Accounting, (ii) Financial Accounting, (iii) Accounting Information Systems, (iv) Auditing, and (v) ESG Reporting.



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