Scholarship / Career Opportunities

Job opportunity: Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Lecturer in Psychology 
at Monash University Malaysia.

Organisational context
Established in 1998, Monash University Malaysia is one of Malaysia's most respected universities. We are Monash University's global footprint in the Asian region, carrying with us the distinction of being the Malaysian constituent of a premier research -intensive Australian university ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, and a member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight (Go8). From humble beginnings, Monash Malaysia has grown in stature and is now recognized as a leader in the international higher education sector in Malaysia.

As a self-accrediting University, we attract students not just from Malaysia, but from all over the world. Approximately 7,000 students representing more than 70 nationalities are currently enrolled at Monash Malaysia and enjoy a quality academic experience.

Since our inception, Monash Malaysia has built a reputation for quality, credibility and integrity, and is held in high esteem by our students, alumni, industry and government. We encourage critical thinking to help discover new ideas, reveal new perspectives and devise solutions. We maintain a long and proud tradition of excellence in education, combined with liberal values of enquiry, providing a fertile environment for bright young minds to flourish, and life-long opportunities for those wishing to enhance their education and career.

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Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Lecturer in Psychology

Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Monash University Malaysia – Department of Psychology
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Monash University Malaysia is one of the international campuses of Monash University Australia that has five local campuses throughout Victoria and international centres in the People's Republic of China, Italy and India. Monash University Malaysia provides a distinctive international experience, with excellence in teaching and research. It engages with Malaysian and regional societies to improve the human condition. The campus is a dynamic community of scholars comprising staff and students, supported by collegial processes and comprehensive first-class infrastructure, and aspiring to intellectual achievement of the highest order.

We are seeking expressions of interest for a postgraduate student at the Master level who has an excellent academic background with the potential for future achievement. The successful candidate will be involved in a project on fatigue and road safety conducted by a team of academics in the Department of Psychology at Monash University Malaysia and the School of Psychological Science at Monash University Australia. The project, funded by Shell, aims to investigate the impact of a fatigue detection device on driver behavior and safety in a real-world setting. To assess the applicability of the device in the driver population, quantitative and qualitative fatigue and sleep data relating to participating professional drivers will be collected.

The applicant should have completed a Bachelor degree with Honours either in psychology or related science discipline, with experience in experimental work and data analysis. The candidate should also be bi-lingual in Bahasa Melayu (Malay) and English, and have excellent communication and writing skill, with clear promise to work in a team.

Once awarded, the student will receive a scholarship that includes:
    • full tuition fee waiver for two years (full-time)
    • a stipend for 24 months (subject to satisfactory progression)

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV with a forwarding letter to Associate Professor Shamsul Haque over email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

RCSI Bahrain
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Position: Lecturer – Psychology
Reporting to: RCSI Bahrain: Head of School of Medicine
                      RCSI Dublin: Head of Department of Psychology
Location: RCSI-Bahrain
Department: Psychology
Term of office: 2-year contract with possibility for extension


The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Psychology in its Bahrain campus (
RCSI-Bahrain). The position will be affiliated with the Department of Psychology and the Division of Population Health Sciences in RCSI-Bahrain. The Department is responsible for education in Health Psychology to the RCSI Schools of Health Sciences, including the Schools of Nursing and Medicine in RCSI-Bahrain.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as an academic in an international health sciences environment, with potential for research in health psychology, population health and health services. Alongside teaching undergraduate students in nursing and medicine, there is a growing School of Postgraduate Studies, presenting opportunities for developing and supervising postgraduate research, with associated research grant funding opportunities.

A dynamic individual, with a proven academic track record, is sought to develop the research and education missions of the Department in an international setting.

Key Responsibilities:
    • Contributing to the development, facilitation and delivery of the undergraduate teaching programmes in Psychology in the RCSI-Bahrain School of Nursing and the School of Medicine
    •  Assist in the organisation of programmes of instruction and assessment in Psychology for undergraduate students in the RCSI-Bahrain School of Nursing and the School of Medicine
    • Evaluating and assessing student achievement in formal courses 
    • Advising, coaching and mentoring undergraduate students and providing advocacy as appropriate
    • Contributing to the examination and assessment processes of RCSI-Bahrain, including the grading of examinations, assignments and projects 
    • Assisting, as appropriate, in developing new courses and curricula required to meet ever changing needs in education within the university and community
    • Contributing to the administration of teaching programmes at RCSI-Bahrain
    • Maintaining records to monitor student’s progress, achievement and attendance 
    • Providing pastoral care and support to students
    • Promoting innovative education technologies as appropriate to support the course content
    • Liaising closely with the psychology lead in RCSI-Bahrain, the Junior Cycle Director, RCSI- Bahrain and colleagues in the Department of Psychology, Dublin regarding curriculum development, teaching programmes and examinations.
    • Preparing content on subjects for e-learning purposes as requested
    • Ensuring course curricula and materials are kept up-to-date 
    • Perform such other duties as may be required from time to time
    • Developing programmes and research projects in Psychology in association with other relevant staff
    • Mentoring and supervising undergraduate student research projects
    • Contributing to the School of Postgraduate Studies in supporting and supervising postgraduate student research
    • Availing of collaborative research opportunities with colleagues in RCSI-Bahrain and RCSI-Dublin, with potential to replicate studies in Bahrain that have been conducted in RCSI-Dublin
    • Fostering collaborations with clinicians in RCSI-Bahrain affiliated hospital and primary care settings in Bahrain
    •  Applying for grant income support within RCSI-Bahrain, between RCSI-Bahrain and RCSI-Dublin (Dilmun scholarships), and from relevant research funding agencies in Bahrain and the Gulf region.
    • Ensuring that all RCSI and RCSI-Bahrain policies and procedures are adhered to
    • Complying with statutory legislation and University rules and requirements in furtherance of your own and general staff welfare and safety
    • Undertaking overseas assignments as may be required from time to time
    • Undergoing programmes of training and development as may be required from time to time
    • Representing the best interest of RCSI and RCSI-Bahrain at all times
    • Performing such other duties as may be required from time to time 
Key Requirements/Competencies:
    • Minimum MSc in Psychology (ideally health psychology) or a closely related social science subject
    • An up to date understanding of trends in undergraduate Health Professional education
    • High quality teaching skills
    • Experience in undergraduate teaching, assessment and curriculum development
    • A research track record, including peer-reviewed publications
    • Sensitivity to the cultural issues involved in delivering undergraduate education in the Middle East
    • A strong interest in working in an overseas multi-cultural environment
    • Highly developed, credible managerial qualities, with the ability to:
      • communicate, motivate and delegate
      • identify and cultivate talent
      • inspire action from others
      • utilise excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong commitment to own continuous personal and professional development
    • An effective communication style appropriate to audience and situation
    • Excellent spoken and written English skills\
    • Ability to act decisively and meet deadlines
    • Flexibility to work irregular hours on occasion

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries are invited in the first instance to Professor Anne Hickey, Head of Division of Population Health Sciences and RCSI Director of the SPHeRE Programme, on +353(1)402-2433 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Application Process

All applications for this post must be done through the RCSI careers webpage Please note that the applications closing date is July 1st 2016 @ 5.30 pm. Each applicant should include requirements such as a CV with publication list, teaching experience and outline research. The details of two references should also be provided.

Interview and Presentation

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal interview and a panel-based presentation at our main campus at RCSI Dublin (face to face or via skype for international candidates) on the week commencing August 8th 2016.

Any queries in relation to the
 application process, HR related queries or technical issues with the core system should be directed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 This Job Description may be subject to change to reflect the evolving requirements of the Department.

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