Not strange until you understand the real situation in Malaysia.
QUOTE(kotmj @ Feb 28 2010, 03:38 PM)
Man, your thinking is so strange. They're not hiring a student. They're hiring a researcher. That is a big distinction.
I'm intrigued to learn Malaysia is hiring researcher while in fact the lecturers are not producing world class publication. I have been attending top tier conferences throughput the world, and let me tell I have never met any researcher from Malaysian universities so far. By top tier conferences, they are ranked among the best by US, Australia and Singapore. Ever wonder why those countries ranked well in the ivy league? Because they publish in top tier conferences and journals, while what the Malaysian universities have done so far? Nothing more than low ranked publications with high acceptance rate. To most Universities in UK, Australia and Singapore, these low ranked conferences and journals are money making avenue. you publish through paying high prices. This is a serious issue.
Malaysian universities are paying high prices to send students to study at overseas. The Singapore is targeting Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford and ivy league Unis, but where do the Malaysian Universities send their staffs to? I don't have to tell here.
1. So, so strange. Nobody on the hiring panel gives a damn how much the country saved by not having to finance your studies, LOL!!!! LOL!!! Jesus.
Do you know each PhD student that Malaysian universities send to pursue at overseas cost more than RM300,000 for 3.5 to 5 years? So, where does this money come from? Those PhD students are university staffs! They receive salary and stipend for studying PhD at overseas!
For instance, each staff receives
RM4500 salary + benefits + bonus + US$2000 per month stipend at overseas + US10,000 per year school fees paid to the foreign University
Calculate yourself how much Malaysian universities spend to produce a PhD!
You don't shoot the blank without knowing the reality!
2. It's intriguing to see how an academic reasons about the real world. It's amusing!
You never know the reality.
3. I'm sure lots of Malaysians are losing sleep over your sense of unjustice! LOL!
You have to get out of your I-ness. Me, me, I, I, should, should. It's not about you. They are the one with the money, they are the one who will make the decision, and nobody gives a damn about the sort of "fairness" as you see it. Nothing is as it "should" be. Things are as they are. It is up to you to be the sort of person they will want to hire over others like you. What are they looking for? Stop, for just this one moment in your life, to think about yourself and your cv. Think about them instead. The dean who has to fill a position. What would he want to see of a candidate to give his faculty/school more presence? Etc.
Mind you, lecturer without PhD is called tutor; while lecturer with PhD is called LECTURER. How many people from Malaysia have got a PhD if the Universities do not send their tutor staff overseas for PhD? Oh yeah, the dean has to think about the money for the lecturers to pursue PhD study. Otherwise, all they could hire are tutors. Or maybe hire from overseas as expatriate at much higher cost.
Hiring locals with PhD like me at slightly higher salary, say an additional RM1000 is fair and square. I never spend a single cent from the University to pursue my PhD.
My PhD is from RMIT in Australia. Getting scholarships from overseas to pursue PhD at Melbourne University is extraordinarily difficult, unless one get scholarships from Malaysia. I admit RMIT is NOT an ivy league, but getting an overseas scholarships is VERY competitive. I hope you see how hard for many of us have been struggling, and this should translate into higher salary in my job application as lecturer.
Added on February 28, 2010, 4:58 pm
QUOTE(DDSFan8 @ Feb 28 2010, 03:22 PM)
aside from salary, any other benefits of being a lecturer?
At overseas, lecturer with PhD can earns side income from various sources:
1. Basic salary as lecturer (about 32,000 quid per annum)
3. Marking PhD thesis from other universities
4. Adjunct lecturer
5. Online tutor
6. Research funding. The lecturer can earn, say 10% of the research funding.
All in all, lecturers with a PhD at 30s could earn up to 40,000-50,000 quid per annum.This post has been edited by PhDExpert: Feb 28 2010, 05:04 PM