Senior Lecturer (Disaster Risk Management)

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The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is looking for a dynamic candidate for one (1) Senior Lecturer position (full time). See descriptions below.

Description of the institution

The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) was established in 2010 as one of the faculties of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) under a Government-to-Government initiative based on the Look East Policy with aim to offer a Japanese-style engineering education in Malaysia. MJIIT is currently supported by 30 Japanese universities and research institutes, collectively known as Japanese Universities Consortium (JUC). MJIIT currently has a total of 85 academic staffs and around 1,300 under- and post-graduate students.

The disaster management programme is MJIIT’s newest program that was established in late 2015 upon agreement of the two governments at the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. The programme consists of establishment of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Centre (DPPC) and the Master of Disaster Risk Management (MDRM) program. For more information please follow the link:

Job description

Applicant will be responsible for lecturing in academic courses, research (including resource mobilization for research, supervision of students, publications) and other activities required by the department and the disaster management program at MJIIT.

Address of work location

Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Available positions

Senior Lecturer Grade DS51 (1 position)

Starting date

Starting date will be effective on the day of report duty, upon discussion and agreement with successful applicant.

Required qualifications and experience

Applicant must have a PhD in subject related to Disaster Risk Reduction And Management, such as Disaster Management (Response, Recovery, Mitigation And Preparedness), Water Resource Management, Urban Development, Disaster Infrastructure/Finance And Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, etc.

Experience in supervising post-graduate (MA and PhD) students in any of the above areas is highly desirable. A track record in securing research funding and working on collaborative and international research is desirable. Familiarity working with Malaysian and Japanese research institutes and researchers will be given additional preference.

Working conditions

  • Employment type: Full-time
  • Employment period: 3 years maximum probation period for permanent position
  • Working hours: 9hours/day (including 1 hour break)
  • Remuneration: Based on Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA) emolument schedule for DS51 Scheme. Basic pay is subject to applicant's qualification and experience.  All other conditions and benefits are based on SPA and UTM norms and regulations.

Measures against second-hand smoking in workplace

UTM campus is a non-smoking environment, non-smoker applicant are preferable.

Application procedure

Applicants are requested to fill and submit the application form herein attached.

Also submit latest Curriculum Vitae (free form) with information related to the job description and qualifications noted above. Please include your post-graduate dissertation titles, list of publications and 2-3 references (reference letters are not required at the time of application).

Soft copy of application documents can be sent with subject heading, "Application as Senior Lecturer, ChEE (your name)" to: and

Selection procedure

Applicant will be notified either by email or phone.

Contact information

For additional information, contact: Ms. Siti Nabihah Johari, Senior Assistant Registrar (Administration and Human Resource Management) at

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