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Lecturer, Diploma of Higher Education Studies
Monash University Malaysia

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2023
Title Lecturer, Diploma of Higher Education Studies
University Monash University Malaysia
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Department Malaysia Immersion and Pathways
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2023
Position Start Date May 1, 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Education - General

This is the position of Diploma of Higher Education Studies (DHES) lecturer and program coordinator

The Diploma of Higher Education Studies (DHES) is a diploma-level program that functions as a pathways for students who haven't met the minimum credit requirements to join the degree of their choosing. Students who enroll in the DHES are required to take two units (AMU1017: Academic Literacies and AMU1018: Learning in Higher Education) that will be taught by the staff member in this position, and a combination of other units that are predetermined by the destination degree of their choice (to be taught by other academic staff from one of Monash Malaysia's other 4 participating Schools). 

Teaching Duties
AMU1017 and AMU1018 are skills based units where learning outcomes are focused around the development of proficiency in academic writing, ethical research, and presentation of information. These units are designed to equip these students with the tools necessary to excel regardless of which degree they eventually transition into.

  • The unit is taught over the standard 12 week semester (Semester 1, Semester 2, and October).
  • A topic focusing on the development of a specific skill (e.g Week 1: citation and referencing, Week 2: how to write a literature review etc) is prescribed for each week.
  • Learning activities for each week are divided into asynchronous self-directed content (online), an active learning workshop (on-campus), and consultations with students (by appointment only).

While the weekly topics for these units have been prescribed in the curriculum, the staff member in this position is expected to exercise their own judgment and creativity in the curation of unit delivery and active learning activities. Prior teaching experience is desired but not mandatory.

Program Coordination Duties
The bulk of administrative processes around DHES are handled by the Department's Assistant Manager. However, the staff in this position is also expected to:

  • Familiarize themselves with, and remain updated on, the various processes and requirements of the program (e.g program duration, requirements necessary for students to graduate from the diploma and transition into their chosen degrees etc.)
  • Work closely with the Assistant Manager on any administrative processes that might require the Coordinator's input (e.g updating unit handbooks)
  • Perform Chief Examiner duties (e.g validation of final results, participation in the board of examiner's panel that is held at the end of each semester)
  • Maintain communication with the Education Management Offices (EMO) of the 4 participating schools (Business, Science, IT, and Arts) around relevant matters
  • Manage student inquiries where required by the Assistant Manager
  • Conduct the program orientation at the start of each semester
  • This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated

Other Academic Duties
In addition to the above, the staff is required to comply with Monash University's general expectations of academic staff members by participating in furthering their field of expertise via:

  • Remaining active in research and publication
  • Presenting findings of research to a wider audience 
  • Participation in conferences
  • Supervision of HDR (Masters/PhD) students where relevant

Expectations around research outputs are flexible and may be negotiated with their direct supervisors on a yearly basis

Key selection criteria

  1. The appointee will have: a masters or doctoral qualification
  2. Possess a high level of interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team across both the education and service sectors
  3. Ability to work positively and cooperatively with students, and internal and external teams
  4. Demonstrated strong record of teaching experience in a tertiary environment OR is able to demonstrate the ability to actively engage and educate a given audience in a tertiary environment.
  5. Demonstrated experience in curriculum and subject material development and assessment design OR is able to demonstrate the ability to incorporate active learning strategies and/or digital and education technologies in subject material development and assessment design.
  6. Commitment and passion for engaging in scholarly and research activities

Monash University is Australia’s largest university, and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. Monash is consistently ranked in the world's top 100 universities, reflecting our strong commitment to academic and research excellence.

Monash is a global university, with four local campuses in Australia, as well as international locations in Malaysia, China, Italy, India and Indonesia. A unique alliance with the University of Warwick (UK) sits alongside an array of international collaborations with leading universities and corporations around the world, expanding our global network. 

Established in 1998, Monash University Malaysia is Monash’s third largest campus and one of Malaysia's most respected universities. We were awarded a 6-star SETARA rating by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in 2017 and 2019, cementing our position in the very top cohort of outstanding universities in the country.

As a research intensive institution, Monash University Malaysia is Monash's platform for scholarly engagement with Southeast Asia. We offer degrees in arts and social sciences, business, engineering, information technology, medicine and health sciences, pharmacy, and science across seven schools. Our students come from Malaysia and more than 70 countries around the world. We have over 9,000 students and more than 800 staff.

Monash University Malaysia is located in Greater Kuala Lumpur, in the Klang Valley, one of Southeast Asia’s industrial hotspots. We sit in the heart of the rapidly developing economic corridor linking Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and beyond. Our research is oriented towards deep engagement with this dynamic social and industrial landscape, addressing core challenges of sustainable development in the region.

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The Malaysia Immersion and Pathways (MIP) (previously known as Malaysia Immersion Hub) offers services and assistance to other Schools and Monash campuses in producing, as well as executing study content relevant to the topics of history, culture, religion, politics, or environment in Malaysia. In addition to the management and delivery of the General Studies (Malaysian Compulsory Units) and Pathways (Diploma of Higher Education Studies, and Monash English bridging), the department is also dedicated to delivering and curating experiences, events and exhibitions that may be useful to students across various academic disciplines and backgrounds at the Monash Malaysia campus.

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Contact Information

  • Krystal Tan
    Malaysia Immersion and Pathways
    Monash University Malaysia
    Subang Jaya


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