Associate / Assistant / Professor in Epidemiologist

Hanoi City (VN)
Thursday, 20 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


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 training; and to produce graduates and research that contribute to developing the key economic sectors of Vietnam.

The formation of the VinUniversity Project is actualized through 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 QS 5-star rating standards and will include the following colleges within the University: a College of Business & Management (including Hospitality, and Real Estate); a College of Engineering and Computer Science; 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. 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, 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.

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, society, and 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. 


The College of Health Sciences (CHS) offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in Medicine and an undergraduate program in Nursing. We aim at building a strong, vibrant and impactful research agenda. Expression of interests are invited from the qualified and experienced professionals. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: chronic disease epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, outcome research.

The College is in the process of starting a new epidemiological study, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of this large cohort study.

The position is a full-time faculty appointment.



  • As a faculty member of CHS, the candidate will be required to teach epidemiology, population-health, medical research methodology courses for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The successful applicant will also devote his/her effort to providing epidemiological and methodological leadership and expertise as a member of Population and Clinical Research program of the VinUniversity/ Vinmec Healthcare System Research Consortium.


  • PhD in epidemiology or a related field.
  • Ability (or great potential) to lead population science research, strong quantitative and methodological skills, and the ability to sustain and independent or collaborative research agenda.
  • Strong research publication record.


English is the language of teaching and communication at Vin University. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 7.0.

For Higher Education roles, English Language Proficiency may also be proven by having completed PhD studies while being instructed through the medium of English.


- Accommodation: VinUniversity will assist with accommodation options.

- Working permit: VinUniversity will assist in and provide advice for obtaining the necessary paperwork needed for employment in Vietnam (visa, working permit, ID, driver license, insurance, etc.)

- Child education: VinUniversity will assist in finding an excellent school for your child/children. There is education allowance if your child/children study at Vinschool.

- Living costs: Vietnam has a comparatively low cost of living and expatriates can live a very comfortable life here with a moderate expenditure. 


To apply, please send (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter, (3) a teaching and research statement and other relevant qualifications to

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


Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basis beginning December 2019, 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 March 2020 – July 2020, subject to negotiation.


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