Dean, School of Engineering and Science at Curtin University Sarawak Campus, Malaysia

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Curtin University ( Australia), in partnership with the Sarawak
Government, has established a campus at Miri, a city of over 300,000
people in northeast Sarawak. The Curtin Sarawak campus currently has
3400 students. The University is going through an expansion phase and
current and planned future developments will increase capacity to 5,000

Curtin Sarawak invites applications from suitably qualified candidates
to provide academic leadership in developing and managing the School of
Engineering and Science teaching and research programmes.

The appointment will be at Associate Professor / Professor level,
depending on the candidate’s qualifications and teaching, industrial and
research experience.

The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor,
Curtin Sarawak and will have direct supervision of six Heads of

Selection Criteria:
1. Possession of a relevant doctorate and a record of excellence in teaching and research.
2. Strong leadership and management skills consistent with the duties of
a Dean of School, including the management of staff performance.
3. Effectiveness in formal and informal interaction and communication
with students, University staff and external stakeholders (the
professions, industries and the wider community).
4. Ability to develop a budgetary framework aligned to University
Strategic Planning and Operational Initiatives, which capitalises on a
robust staff profile.
5. Ability to develop the capacity of the School to provide postgraduate
courses in Engineering and to respond to market demands for
undergraduate courses.
6. Ability to contribute to the overall strategic directions of the
University by developing centres of research and a culture of best
practice in teaching.

Enquiries regarding the position may be directed to Professor Ian Kerr,
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin Sarawak at

Applications Close:
5pm, Monday 15 April 2013

Interested applicants are invited to send a covering letter, a detailed
curriculum vitae, including contact details of two (2) referees and other supporting
documents to:

Recruitment Section,
Human Resource Department, Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia,
CDT 250, 98009 Miri, Sarawak, MALAYSIA

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Do note that this role is paid according to the local salary package, which is one of the most competitive in Malaysia.