Lecturer in Applied IT

Vietnam (VN)
01 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


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. 

VGU is seeking 01 highly qualified candidate for the position of full-time lecturer in APPLIED IT. 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 graduate courses in the M.Sc. program Business Information Systems (BIS) and undergraduate courses in the Bachelor program Mechanical Engineering (ME). 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 comprises lectures on the modules, such as: 

  • IT Essentials, Information Systems Design, Management Skills in IT for graduate students 
  • Computer Science for Mechanical Engineering: basics and application for undergraduate students in ME program. 

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 among Heilbronn University, Furtwangen, University Ruhr-University Bochum and Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.

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 General IT, Information Systems, and Management in IT. The ability to apply and generate externally funded research projects is highly desirable.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Informatics 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 Information Technology, Business Informatics or other areas closely related to it
  • Proven expertise in using at least one ERP system (SAP is preferred)
  • 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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