[Recruitment 2020]

Over the past decade Universiti Brunei Darussalam has been on an exciting progressive journey of change, from what is fundamentally a teaching university to a first class international university of excellence in teaching and research.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam is one of the fastest growing young universities in the world.Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, UBD is a comprehensive university with a vibrant multicultural campus, an accessible, welcoming environment, a diverse student body and an emphasis on lifelong learning.

UBD has shown a steady rise up the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It currently ranks at 254 in the latest release, 44 places from last year's 298. UBD has also entered the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the very first time this year with a global position in the 401 to 500 band. This makes UBD the fourth ranked university in ASEAN in one of the most influential university rankings in the world, confirming its status as an institution that is internationally recognised for excellence in teaching and research.

At UBD, we believe that empowering students in their education is vital to preparing them for a constantly changing world. Ubd's innovative GenNEXT curriculum balances student-centric flexibility with academic rigour and real-world experience. All UBD students are required to leave the university for a Discovery Year, a unique experiential component of our bold and innovative GenNEXT curriculum.

Leveraging its niche position in SoutheastAsia, UBD is a research intensive university. Established peaks of research excellence includes Biodiversity, Energy, Asian Studies, Islamic Studies and Governance,Data Analytics and Herbal and Medicinal research. UBD provides a conducive research environment for dynamic conversations For scholars who want to make real academic, social and economic impact.

Our focus on teaching and learning excellence and an innovative curriculum, our commitment to high impact academic and applied research, our emphasis on international partnerships, makes UBD an ideal base for researchers and students looking for a vibrant academic career.

UBD invites suitably qualified candidates to join us in shaping global future leaders and contribute as a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Research.


Salary range per annum: -

Education Officer

between BND27,240 to BND50,880

Lecturer (with PhD)

between BND40,680 to BND53,280

Assistant Professor / Senior Assistant Professor

between BND49,560 to BND76, 920

Associate Professor

between BND87,600 to BND90,120


between BND105,600 to BND230,400

Contract Duration - Three (3) years
Bonus payment after each 12 months of satisfactory service.
Gratuity payment of 25% of last drawn basic monthly salary x 36 months. Payable at the end of the contract.

No personal income tax scheme in Brunei Darussalam on income earned. 

Among the other benefits

  • Education allowance for up to 4 children between the age of 5 and 21.
  • Subsidised housing rental.
  • Free medical service at Government hospitals and health centres.
  • Travel passages at the beginning, middle and end of the contract.

For more details on the benefits, visit here.


Completed application forms together with copies of academic certificates and comprehensive curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees should be sent to: -

1) By Post

Registrar & Secretary
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong BE1410

2) By email:

Please state the post you are applying in the subject.

For enquiries on the advertisement, please email

Contact person - Assistant Registrar (Administration)
Telephone No - +673 2463001 Ext: 2782

Application forms can be downloaded here and completed applications must reach us by 25 SEPTEMBER 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview.

Professor | Associate Professor | Senior Assistant Professor | Assistant Professor | Lecturer | Education Officer


Academy of Brunei Studies
Socioeconomics (Brunei Darussalam and Southeast Asian Region) | Legal Law System (Brunei Darussalam and other Muslim regions) | Modern History of Brunei / Borneo | Islamic and Intellectual History (Brunei Darussalam and Southeast Asia)

Centre for Advanced Research
Labour Economics | Welfare and Poverty | Youth Studies

Centre for Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Learning | Digital Innovation | Digital Learning

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Sociology – Anthropology | Geography, Environment and Development Studies | History and International Studies | Design and Creative Industries

Faculty of Integrated Technologies
Chemical and Process Engineering | Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Science
Organic Chemistry | Vertebrate Ecology | Reservoir Modelling | Sedimentology

Digital Science / Institute of Applied Data and Analytics
User Experience and Human Machine Interaction| Digital Technologies in Business and Innovation |Software Engineering and Development | Smart Systems | Cyber Physical Systems | Genomics Data Analytics | High Performance Computing | Natural Language Processing | Big Data Analytics for Agriculture

Institute of Asian Studies
Asian Migration, Mobility and Diaspora | Borneo Studies | Language, Culture and Communication in Asia | Human Security in Southeast Asia

Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Research
Conservation Biology | Tropical Ecology

Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement
Leadership and Innovation

Institute of Policy Studies
Islamic Governance | Public Management / Public Policy / Policy Analysis

Language Centre
Japanese Language | French Language | Vietnamese Language

Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences
Clinical Academia (Medicine) | Clinical Academia (Dentistry) | Nursing

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
Teacher Education (Research, Curriculum and Assessment) | Educational Counselling

Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies
Islamic Studies (History, Civilisation and Shari'ah)

UBD School of Business and Economics
Entrepreneurship | Management Information Systems | Finance | Microeconomics / Applied Economics | Logistics Management | Development Economics