Head of School - School of Engineering

Taylor’s University has established itself as a world class university, with a QS Ranking of top 150 in Asia, and as Malaysia’s leading private university. It is a modern and progressive university, well respected in Malaysia and often considered a benchmark for other private higher education providers. Taylor’s prides itself in the delivery of a holistic education that results not just in excellent academic accomplishments but also in graduates with qualities that are highly sought after in the global marketplace.

The School of Engineering (SOE) is one of the leading private engineering schools in the country.  SOE currently has the following Bachelor of Engineering programmes – Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering.  At the post-graduate level, the school conducts the Master of Science in Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (by research) Programmes.  The school is active in research and have secured many International and local grants. 

The Head of School (HoS) of Engineering, reports to the Executive Dean, Faculty of Innovation and Technology and the HOS will supervise the Heads of Department, Programme Directors and Stream Coordinators within the school. The HOS will be responsible for all academics matters related to the school.  As a leader of the School, he/she holds responsibility in ensuring the provision of high standard and quality of teaching and learning by the school academic team that satisfies the expectations of various stakeholders such as students, employers, senior management, accreditation agency and professional bodies.


Academic and Research Leadership

Provide  leadership  in  all  aspects  of  its  academic  operations  in  ensuring  that  the  School:

  • develops and maintains a strong identity and a clear academic direction
  • meets expectation of students and employers on the programme content and quality, and are well regarded by academic peers
  • is respected by the profession, both nationally and internationally
  • leads the research program and encourage an active research culture in the School
  • develops and maintains a national and international perspective through the School’s curriculum, research and marketing activities


Manage and develop the School in accordance with the University’s priorities, procedures and policies. In particular:
  • Articulate, contribute to, and drive the strategic development of the School in alignment with University strategies
  • Manage, market, develop, and evaluate the School’s programs and courses
  • Manage and report on the processes of student assessment and annual review of student progress
  • Lead and manage the School’s annual review and planning processes
  • Evaluate the financial implications of business decisions related to current and future opportunities
  • Prepare and manage the School’s budget, including all revenue streams and development funds
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a staffing profile to meet the School’s strategic direction and future development
  • Manage the School’s staff, including workload, performance management and development, and staff appointment processes
  • Plan, review and manage physical resources, such as specialised teaching and research equipment, and space allocations for teaching and non-teaching activities
  • Implement and monitor relevant University policies.

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure the continued growth of the School through developing and supporting appropriate strategies for international activities, research, consultancy and enrolments.
  • Provide strong representation for the School both internally and externally, develop and manage strategic partnerships, and collaborate with other educational institutions, external communities, professional associations and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the leadership and management of the School and University


  • A Doctorate with a National and/or International academic profile in the discipline and equivalent professional leadership experience.
  • Highly developed people management skills with a strong team focus and exceptional leadership to act as a unifying focus for a diverse team and provide a culture of teaching, learning and research excellence to achieve strategic outcomes.
  • Demonstrate leadership to enhance the research quality within the School including successful supervision of PhD students and mentoring staff.
  • The ability to think and act strategically including the ability to plan and to deliver continuous improvement of programmes and modules; to deploy human, financial and other resources effectively; and to manage a broad range of educational and administrative processes.
  • Demonstrate management experience and commercial business skills including financial knowledge necessary to undertake feasibility assessments of program costing and profitability.
  • Demonstrate high level of oral, written and interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff, industry partners, employers and other allied organisations.
  • Demonstrate capacity to establish and maintain a network of contacts and collaborative activities relevant to the School’s programs, both nationally and internationally.
For more information or to apply, please email to: careers@taylors.edu.my