Professor / Associate / Assistant in Philosophy

Hanoi City (VN)
23 May 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Open Position in Marxist Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and/or Sociology of Science.

The General Education Program at VinUniversity is recruiting passionate and innovative faculty members in all ranks, both full-time and visiting, in the following clusters. 

Cluster E – Philosophy, Science and Society

  • 1 Full-time Open Rank position and 2 Visiting Open Rank positions in Marxist Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and/or Sociology of Science.

Contract type: Full-time / Visiting


  • Ability to speak, read and write Vietnamese will be an advantage.
  • Able to cross-teach with Cluster B (Vietnam: Culture & History) or C (Politics & Social Change) will be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with works on Sociology of Science will be an advantage.
  • Experience and/or enthusiasm in using content-based courses to improve students’ communication skills will be an advantage.
  • Experience in engaging with policy makers and societal stakeholders will be an advantage.

Position Responsibilities:
1.  Teaching: 

  • Prepare detailed course syllabus and instructional materials of assigned courses based on the course descriptions provided.
  • Teach assigned courses including lectures/tutorials/seminars, homework assignments, labs, projects and student assessment.
  • Conduct short field trips, hackathons, study tours or non-class based activities as part of course requirements. 
  • Supervise or assist with supervision of undergraduate students.
  • Lead or contribute to the production of blended learning materials (MOOC, COIL, Infographics, etc). 

2.  Research and creative works (for Senior Lecturers and above): 

  • Carry out research and produce publications, or other research outputs beneficial to society. 
  • Lead or participate in collaborative research projects.
  • Obtain research funding support.
  • Organize or participate in conferences/seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the university.
  • Engage with the wider scholarly, governmental and professional communities.

3.   Service:

  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum. 
  • Serve as academic mentors for students.
  • Participate in the administration of the university’s programs of study and other activities as requested.
  • Contribute to college and VinUni-wide working group or committees as requested.
  • Contribute to student recruitment activities as requested. 

A number of selected senior lecturers will be sent to Cornell University for a 2-year training program to become assistant professors according to Cornell’s standards.  

Key Selection Criteria:

  • For the rank of Assistant Professor and above, possess a doctorate degree in related fields from established prestigious universities.
  • A good role model for aspiring students.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Have a strong knowledge of the specialized subject area combined with a broad academic background enabling contributions to the teaching program.
  • Have experience in or willing to apply innovative Teaching & Learning methods.
  • Have experience in teaching university level courses to students who are non-native English language learners. 
  • An active, innovative and/or socially engaged research agenda for Senior Lecturers and above.
  • Passionate about education and excited about building a world class university in Vietnam.
  • Have experience in or excited about building a new university program will be an advantage.
  • Have experience beyond strictly, pure academic environment will be an advantage. 

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

How to Apply:
To apply, please send 

  1. a resume
  2. a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, relevant qualifications and addressing specific criteria listed in respective positions, and 
  3. a short writing sample (published or dissertation chapter sample) to 

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