• Pisith Chin National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear, Kampong Cham Campus, Cambodia
  • Sereyrath Em National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear, Kampong Cham Campus, Cambodia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6803-195X
  • Sophea Phann Head of ASEAN Office, Department of Information and ASEAN Affairs, MoEYS, Phnom Penh, Cambodia




Professorship, Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Royal Degree


Education plays a crucial role in building a nation and making educational agents very important for educational reform in every country. The title of professor is one of the incentives that help improve the quality of education through research activities. Recently, Cambodia began awarding professorships to state university lecturers and some of those working at the higher education level. This award is based on the requirements of the person concerned, such as research articles, books, and scientific documents that the individual has published. This research reviews the benefits of granting a professorship, the challenges of unethical research practices, and the balance of professorships. This study found some benefits, challenges, and things that must be done to balance the professorship. The study also recommends several ideas for improving the future of professorships in Cambodia.


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Author Biographies

Pisith Chin, National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear, Kampong Cham Campus, Cambodia

Pisith Chin is the executive director of the National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear, Kampong Cham campus. He has more than 20 years of experience working as a government official. Currently, he has been doing his PhD in Educational Sciences at the National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear. He can be reached at: pisith.chin@csuk.edu.kh

Sereyrath Em, National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear, Kampong Cham Campus, Cambodia

Sereyrath Em is a Cambodian government teacher of English with a higher education degree working at Kith Meng Brasat high school, a visiting lecturer at the National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear (NUCK), and an Associate Managing Editor of the Cambodian Journal of Educational Research (CJER). Prior to this, he was a secondary school teacher of English and Khmer languages working at Darakum lower-secondary school between 2012 and 2015. In 2017, he graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA in TESOL) from Human Resource University (HRU), and in 2019, he graduated with a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the National Institute of Education (NIE) with the support from Cambodia International Education Support Foundation (CIESF). Then he was also trained at Regional Language Center (RELC) two times between early 2020 and early 2021 concerning teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing. His research interests include English language teaching, teaching methodology, educational management, educational leadership, learning and teaching motivation, and learning and teaching challenges. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Sciences at Khemarak University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Email: sereyrathem.edu@gmail.com

Sophea Phann, Head of ASEAN Office, Department of Information and ASEAN Affairs, MoEYS, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sophea Phann is currently the Head of the ASEAN Office and an English curriculum developer at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), Cambodia. He has served as a Governing Board Member of SSEAYP International Cambodia since 2017. He earned a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL), Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) in 2009, and he graduated with a Diploma in Applied Linguistics and English Curriculum Development from SEAMEO Regional Language Center, Singapore in 2013.
He can be reached at: phannsophea.moeys.cam@gmail.com


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How to Cite

Chin, P., Em, S., & Phann, S. . (2023). ENHANCING RESEARCH KNOWLEDGE AND PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH PROFESSORSHIP TITLES IN CAMBODIA: STRIKING A BALANCE. Jurnal As-Salam, 7(2), 133–143. https://doi.org/10.37249/assalam.v7i2.653