Lecturer in Automation Technology

Location
Vietnam (VN)
Posted
Monday, 2 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 14 February 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FULL-TIME LECTURER IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a Vietnamese state university. Founded in 2008, VGU is a joint venture based on a close cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, with the goal of becoming the leading research university in Vietnam and the region. VGU´s strategy is to customize excellent German study programs in the fields of engineering, natural sciences and economics to meet the needs of Vietnamese higher education. VGU follows the successful German model and standards concerning the academic and administrative structures.

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is seeking 01 highly qualified full-time lecturer in Automation Technology. Candidates must hold a PhD in this field or a closely related field and have a strong background in research. Successful candidate will become part of an international network of universities and research institutes.

Teaching Responsibilities

In the role of a lecturer, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the program Electrical Engineering & Information Technology (EEIT) and graduate courses in the program Mechatronics & Sensor Systems Technology (MSST). The expected workload for the in-class lecture conduction is 240 academic hours per year (1 academic hour equals to 45 minutes).

Teaching should reflect current research methods and results, and generally consists of courses dealing with:

  • linear and non-linear control engineering;
  • industrial automation including PLC and SCADA;
  • industrial sensors and drives; industrial networking; smart systems in automation engineering;

Named courses are subject to change upon realistic needs of the programs. Each course requires conducting relevant laboratory activities and/or advising student projects. Lecturers are welcome to propose elective courses within his/her expertise and in consultation with the Faculty and the relevant German partner universities, here: the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.

This position is also responsible for supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses and mentoring PhD students.

Research Responsibilities

As a faculty member of a research-oriented university, the successful candidate is expected to significantly contribute to the scientific profile of VGU through innovative. This includes and is not limited to comprehensive activities in theoretical research as well as applied research in the field of control engineering and automation, with special emphasis on intelligent digital control and information processing/transmission. The ability to apply and generate externally funded research projects is highly desirable.

Qualification

Candidates must hold a PhD in Automation or a closely related field, preferably from a well-known international university. Experience and understanding of the German higher education system and methodology are highly appreciated. Other requirements include:

  • An outstanding academic record with a focus on Quality Engineering and Metrology or other areas closely related to it
  • Strong track record of successful research activities and publications in international and peer-reviewed journals in the related area
  • Proven teaching experience with strong self-motivation combined with a passion for teaching and research
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Proven excellent English proficiency

To find out more about our employment benefits, as well as our application requirements and process, please visit our web page for recruitment: https://vgu.edu.vn/lecturers.

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