Teaching Assistant - College of Health Sciences

Hanoi City (VN)
Monday, 3 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 3 October 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(College of Health Sciences)

Hanoi, Vietnam

Position Description
July 2020 

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Position Title:    Teaching Assistants (Full-Time/ Part-Time) in the College of Health Sciences 
Company    VinUniversity
Location    Hanoi, Vietnam


VinUniversity is a newly developed, private, non-profit university in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was established by Vingroup with a mission to be the first world-class, internationally accredited and recognized university in Vietnam. VinUniversity has two overarching goals: to excel in teaching and to produce graduates and research that contribute to developing the key economic sectors of Vietnam. 

The formation of the VinUniversity has resulted from the collaboration of Vingroup with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. Cornell provides academic consulting on Management, Engineering, and Technology; and Penn focuses on the Health Sciences disciplines. Both Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania are distinguished Ivy League institutions based in the United States of America. Cornell is involved in every aspect of the development of VinUniversity from infrastructure and campus planning to curriculum development and faculty hiring. Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business is providing extensive academic advisement in a variety of areas, drawing from a wealth of faculty expertise at multiple colleges and units at Cornell University. Penn’s medical and nursing schools are functioning in a similar fashion to guide the formation of health science education at VinUniversity and to interface with Vinmec, Vingroup’s outstanding health system, which currently encompasses 7 hospitals throughout Vietnam. VinUniversity aims to meet the 5-star rating standards of QS Stars and will include the following colleges within the University: a College of Business (including Hospitality and Real Estate); a College of Engineering and Computer Science; and a College of Health Sciences. The University will be an English Medium Instruction (EMI) institution and plans to open for the inaugural class of students in Fall 2020. 


Vingroup was established in Ukraine in 1993 by Vietnamese, who were living in the Ukraine. Upon its relocation to Vietnam, the venture officially became Vingroup Joint Stock Company in 2012. Vingroup’s mission is to create a better life for the Vietnamese people. In 2016 and 2017, Vingroup was recognized among the “Top 50 Most Valuable Brands in Vietnam” (by Brand Finance magazine). Today, Vingroup is one of the leading private enterprises in Vietnam, operating in eight core business areas, including real estate, retail, hospitality, education, agriculture, healthcare, heavy industry (starting with automobile manufacturing), and smart technology. In 2016, education and healthcare became not-for-profit value-based systems. 

Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong is the founder and chairman of Vingroup, which has $3.97 billion USD in net revenue (2017) and a largest market capitalization value of $13.6 billion USD in Vietnam (2018). Chairman Vuong is a visionary and true patriot of Vietnam and firmly believes that education is the single biggest catalyst that can transform the destiny of an individual, a society, and a nation. His aspiration is to create a breakthrough in the Vietnamese education sector and to groom the next generation of leaders in the 21st century and beyond for Vietnam.  


MD Program at Vin University is a six-year program designed in collaboration with Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The program aims to train graduates who will provide quality, evidence-based, and compassionate care for people and communities.

Commencing in 2020, the MD Program is aligned to international standards and customized for the Vietnam health care context. Based around three themes i.e. Clinical expertise, Research and Professional development the program prepares graduates to be highly-skilled and knowledgeable leaders in healthcare. This is a unique opportunity to join and contribute to the MD Program team. The position is a full-time faculty appointment with a competitive start-up package.


REPORT TO: MD Program Director

Teaching assistants will support the Course coordinators during small group discussions, lab teaching and managing assessments following comprehensive training. There will be opportunity to participate in research activities as and when available.


  • An undergraduate degree in any field of Health Sciences


  • Postgraduate qualification in a health related field or about to qualify in 2020
  • Experience in teaching health professional programs 
  • Familiarity and experience using small group learning strategies
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary and collaborative educational team
  • Verbal communication skills in Vietnamese 

English is the language of teaching and communication at VinUniversity. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 6.5 or equivalent. For Higher Education roles, English Language Proficiency may also be proven by having completed studies while being instructed through the medium of English.


The salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

To apply, please send your (1) resume, (2) a cover letter to

Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basis beginning August 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including the candidate’s contact information to the Search Committee. The desired position start date is September 2020, subject to negotiation. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.   

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