Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Advertising

Ho Chi Minh City (VN)
28 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Advertising
Job no: 568306
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Location: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Categories: Media, Journalism & Communications

RMIT Vietnam

RMIT Vietnam is an entity of RMIT University with campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi City and Da Nang. As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture to assist in the development of human resources in Vietnam and the region.

School of Communication & Design 

The School of Communication & Design prepares Vietnam’s creative leaders of tomorrow through programs in communication, design, fashion, film and video. Our ambition is to be recognised as one of the most respected creative schools in south-east Asia. Our unique programs embed theory and technical skills within creative and professional practice to ensure that graduates are both knowledgeable and work-ready.

Role & key responsibilities

The Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) is the largest undergraduate program within the School. The program comprises strands in advertising, public relations and media studies. Due to the rapid growth of the program, we seek a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor to lead the growth of the advertising discipline against the exciting background of Vietnam’s rapidly growing economy.

Based at our Ho Chi Minh City campus, the appointee will work with the Discipline Lead and Head of Department to coordinate, deliver and continuously update advertising-related courses from the Professional Communication program in order to meet the evolving needs of students, staff and the profession and to ensure a consistently high level of academic quality and innovation.

We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in branding, communication strategy, consumer behaviour and/or analytics. New directions that we wish to explore include augmented and mixed reality for advertising. 

The appointee will be responsible for course coordination and is expected to actively promote the program through memberships, links and academic and professional networks. The appointee is expected to work collaboratively and collegially with the teaching team and to regularly update colleagues and students on developments in advertising practice and literature. The appointee may also contribute to other programs within the Department of Communication including the planned Bachelor of Digital Film & Video.

Key selection criteria

  • PhD or equivalent relevant doctoral qualification from a recognised institution.
  • Senior professional experience in the advertising sector: client-side, agency-side or otherwise.
  • Non-Vietnamese applicants: at least 5 years' relevant teaching experience within a university environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver high-quality courses at undergraduate level including the production of high-quality online or offline teaching activities and support materials.
  • Ability to undertake course coordination role with evidence of achieving course learning outcomes and positive student experiences.
  • Ability to network effectively with new and existing external partners in order to generate funded projects and collaborations.
  • Ability to operate within own discipline and cross-/multi-disciplinary teams to achieve department and University strategic outcomes. 

How to apply

Applications close: 01 Oct 2018 SE Asia Standard Time