The Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development is a regional center of excellence that advances the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, tackling the sustainability agenda through education, training, research and policy advisory. The Center has a focus on research and policy practice, delivering world-class programs to train students, practitioners and policy leaders on sustainable initiatives while working in collaboration with industry, government bodies, NGOs and universities worldwide, to develop solutions related to the SDGs.
We are seeking a dynamic and talented individual to leverage on microplastic research (Generally Waste Management)
Salary and application:
Monthly payment of RM3200++ will be paid for successful candidate. The appointment is for 12 months and extendable to further 6 months. Email Professor Agamuthu (PI): email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact only those candidates whose profile meets our requirements.
Sunway University, one of Malaysia’s leading private universities which is a strictly not-for-profit institution and dedicated to quality education, supporting enterprise, and undertaking research focused on key global problems. The University is based in Sunway City, a thriving green resort city built on reclaimed former tin-mining land, on the western side of Kuala Lumpur in the heart of the Klang Valley. The University is relatively young by global standards, but is already ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings). In the 2022 edition, Sunway University is ranked no. 121 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2022, as well as being ranked within the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.
The University has a 5-star “excellent” rating by the Malaysian government (in the latest Setara assessment exercise), and is one of just eleven universities in Malaysia to be awarded the special “Premier Digital Technology University” status. We have developed close collaborations with many leading international universities including Harvard University and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. We also have a very close relationship with Lancaster University in the UK, enabling our students on many programmes to also qualify for Lancaster degrees.
Senior Lecturers and Associate Professors are expected to provide leadership in and contribute to the teaching, research and general administration, support and management of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC) and the University. Academic staff members are also expected engage actively in activities to develop or enhance their teaching, research and/ or professional expertise relevant to their profession or discipline area.
The duties/responsibilities listed below describe the general nature of the role. The proportion of time spent on teaching, research and service (leadership, administration and management) will vary from individual to individual and from time to time; staff may be required to undertake other duties, commensurate with an academic position at the level of Associate Professor, depending on the needs of the Department/ School and individual strengths, such as participating in Open Days and outreach events.
At all times, staff are expected to behave in a professional and courteous manner, undertaking assigned duties to the best of their abilities, and adhering to the University’s codes of conduct, policies and practices.
Key Selection Criteria:
Sunway University, Malaysia