On 2 March 2018, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved a proposal by VinGroup to create a new university in Vietnam, to be known as VinUniversity (www.vinuni.edu.vn), or “VinUni”. VinUni has strategic collaborations with the world’s leading universities, including Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. These universities have become close advisors and crucial enablers in establishing the three colleges at VinUni: College of Business and Management, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Health Sciences. Every aspect of the University: its curricula, research, faculty, student body, facilities, and campus life, is being developed to meet the highest standards set by the world’s leading accrediting and ranking organizations, such as ABET, AACSB, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE).
VinUniversity is the first private, not-for-profit Vietnamese university established based on international standards. The university integrates the models of excellent international universities with the unique cultural and economic characteristics of Vietnam, in order to make a breakthrough in Vietnamese higher education and to become a world-class university.
The mission of VinUniversity is to educate and train outstanding individuals, who are knowledgeable, capable, and passionate about contributing to improving themselves and societal conditions, inspiring the current and next generations, and making lasting positive impacts on global development.
On October 17th, 2020, the First Convocation of the first academic year 2020-2021 at VinUniversity marked the anniversary of opening the first talented and not-for-profit private university in Vietnam.
At the dawn of our Convocation, VinUniversity has already been duly recognized by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) with 5-star ratings in the three evaluative criteria of Facilities, Academic Development, and Inclusiveness. Factually, QS reserves high regard for VinUni’s commitment to developing its academic environment guaranteeing 100% participation of faculty in mandatory training sessions to standardize and foster the pedagogy of active learning. Furthermore, every student is matched with an academic advisor who will closely mentor them throughout the entire program duration. QS likewise awards a 5-star rating for the university’s state-of-the-art facilities equipped with modern lecture halls, classrooms, stadium, dorms, library, healthcare facilities, etc.
The university’s policy for inclusiveness is also deemed holistic and thoughtful. Talented students are provided with the best support, regardless of their personal status. This effort is rated 5-star for effectively distribute the generous support from the founding donor—Vingroup JSC — as scholarships and financial aids to deserving students.
VinUniversity was founded by Vingroup Joint Stock Company (Vingroup JSC) as a private, not-for-profit university for the purpose of fostering and developing talents for the future.
Vingroup is one of the biggest private conglomerates in Asia with the largest market capitalization value in Vietnam. As a multisector corporation, Vingroup focuses on three main areas: Technology; Industrials; and Property Services.
Vingroup continues to pioneer and lead consumer trends in each of its businesses, introducing Vietnamese consumers to a brand new, modern lifestyle with international-standard products and services. Vingroup has created a respected, well-recognized Vietnamese brand and is proud to be one of the nation’s leading private enterprises.
VinUni is proud to be a part of the Vingroup ecosystem, giving our students opportunities to connect with several reputable research institutes (such as VinAI, VinBrain, and Vin BigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such as VinSmart and VinFast), and leading Vietnamese companies (such as Vinpearl, Vincom Retail, Vinmec, and Vinhomes)
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE
Through excellence in academics, research, and innovation, the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) aims to nurture and develop young leaders in engineering and computer science with clear direction and vision and with creativity and sound personal values—leaders who will pave the way for the development of science and technology to increase labor productivity and to benefit society.
For the first academic year 2020-2021, the College of Engineering and Computer Science offers 3 degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. With our focus on ABET standards, Cornell University’s certified curricula, world-class international and Vietnamese faculty members, modern pedagogical approaches, and infrastructure at the forefront of technology, we will prepare our students to become leaders and innovators with entrepreneurial mindsets, who will be employed by top employers or who will be self-employed. For the academic year 2020-2021, CECS will offer research-based graduate studies focusing on AI, Data Science, Business Analytics, and Innovation.
With a vision to become a research-focused college, the College of Engineering and Computer Science will also offer different graduate programs and provide the best research environment for our faculty members to conduct world-class research and to pursue advances in technology. Moreover, with the advantage of being in the ecosystem of Vingroup with a number of technology companies such as VinTech, Vin BigData, VinAI, VinBrain, VinSmart, and VinFast, some faculty in the College may work closely with these companies in research to create products and solutions with breakthrough technology.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at VinUniversity is recruiting multiple entrepreneurial-minded and innovative faculty members at all ranks:
- Associate Professors,
- Assistant Professors.
in all major fields of engineering including, but not limited to:
- Computational Mathematics
- Computer Science
- Machine Learning
- Big Data
- Automotive Engineering
The College of Engineering and Computer Science faculty members will be responsible for three major responsibilities: teaching, research, and service. The workload allocation will be based on faculty ranking and faculty track in alignment with generally accepted international standards and practices at universities accredited by ABET.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
- Have a master/doctorate degree in the related field(s) of expertise from established prestigious universities.
- Have a strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contributions to teaching programs.
- Have strong interest and experience in experiential teaching methods such as TBL (Team-based Learning), PBL (Project-based Learning), ABL (Action-based Learning) and simulation…
- Demonstrated distinction and/or strong promise in research, innovation and other creative work;
- Entrepreneurial-mindset and adaptability to work in an entrepreneurial start-up university
- Fluent in English
The salary and benefits are internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter, (3) a teaching statement/teaching evaluation, (4) research statement, and other relevant qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basis beginning March 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit to the Search Committee at the email address above a letter of nomination that includes the candidate’s contact information (email addresses and phone numbers). The desired start date is as early as August 2021 up until September 2021, subject to negotiation, to make all preparations for assigned classes that will begin in fall 2021.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
LIVING AND WORKING IN HANOI, VIETNAM
- Working permit: VinUniversity will assist in and provide advice for obtaining the necessary paperwork needed for employment in Vietnam (visa, working permit, insurance, etc.).
- Living costs: Vietnam has a comparatively low cost of living and expatriates can live a very comfortable life here with a moderate expenditure.