Tun Abdul Razak Chair

Position Announcement

Tun Abdul Razak Chair at Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA 


The Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE), Government of Malaysia and Ohio University (OHIO), Athens, Ohio, United States of America (United States) invite applications for the Distinguished Tun Abdul Razak Chair (TARC) to begin in July 2020. Named in honor of the second Prime Minister of Malaysia and established in 1979, the Tun Abdul Razak Chair at Ohio University is the only one of its kind in the United States.  This distinguished position aims to advance greater knowledge and awareness of Malaysia’s history, culture, economic, social and political life and advancements in research, creative activity and innovation across the disciplines in the United States and internationally. 

The TARC creates the opportunity for a Malaysian scholar to join the faculty community in their discipline at OHIO for up to two years to teach, do research and contribute to outreach and networking activities in their area of expertise. In the past four decades, serving as the intellectual envoy of Malaysia to the United States, 15 TARCs have contributed to strengthening partnerships between the two countries, educating students, hosting symposium and conferences and fostering new interests on the part of faculty at OHIO and other US universities to pursue collaborations with faculty in Malaysia. 

The TARC will be administered by the Joint Committee between MOE and OHIO. For more information about the TARC, please download the Position Announcement document.


Qualified applicants should submit the following via Ohio University's job website

  1. Cover letter stating applicant’s interest in the position and outline of the goals and objectives as the TARC
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Proof of endorsement by the Vice Chancellor of the applicant’s university
  4. Names and contact information of four individuals who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position

Applications should be submitted electronically by November 30, 2019. For further information, please contact below.

Education Malaysia Division
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Education
Level 4, No. 2, Menara 2, Jalan P5/6, Presint 5
62200 W.P. Putrajaya

Email: rahmahao@moe.gov.my
Tel: +60-03-8870-6600
Fax: +60-03-8870-6853

Tun Abdul Razak Chair

Named in honor of the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Tun Abdul Razak Chair is a unique and extraordinary venture in higher education. Since its inception in 1979, the Tun Abdul Razak Chair Program has made important contributions to Malaysian-American understanding. It has educated more than 2,000 Malaysian citizens, helped countless Americans acquire expertise on Malaysia and Southeast Asia, developed partnerships, and built the finest library collection on Malaysia in the Americas. To read more about the Tun Abdul Razak Chair Program, please visit this page.