Associate / Assistant / Professor in Epidemiology

Hanoi City (VN)
29 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Company VinUniversity

Location Hanoi, Vietnam


On 2 March 2018, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved a proposal by VinGroup to create a new university in Vietnam, to be known as VinUniversity (, or “VinUni”. VinUni has strategic collaborations with the world’s leading universities, including Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. These universities have become close advisors and crucial enablers in establishing the three colleges at VinUni: College of Business and Management, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Health Sciences. Every aspect of the University: its curricula, research, faculty, student body, facilities, and campus life, is being developed to meet the highest standards set by the world’s leading accrediting and ranking organizations, such as ABET, AACSB, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE).

VinUniversity is the first private, not-for-profit Vietnamese university established based on international standards. The university integrates the models of excellent international universities with the unique cultural and economic characteristics of Vietnam, in order to make a breakthrough in Vietnamese higher education and to become a world-class university.

The mission of VinUniversity is to educate and train outstanding individuals, who are knowledgeable, capable, and passionate about contributing to improving themselves and societal conditions, inspiring the current and next generations, and making lasting positive impacts on global development.

On October 17th, 2020, the First Convocation of the first academic year 2020-2021 at VinUniversity marked the anniversary of opening the first talented and not-for-profit private university in Vietnam.

At the dawn of our Convocation, VinUniversity has already been duly recognized by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) with 5-star ratings in the three evaluative criteria of Facilities, Academic Development, and Inclusiveness. Factually, QS reserves high regard for VinUni’s commitment to developing its academic environment guaranteeing 100% participation of faculty in mandatory training sessions to standardize and foster the pedagogy of active learning. Furthermore, every student is matched with an academic advisor who will closely mentor them throughout the entire program duration. QS likewise awards a 5-star rating for the university’s state-of-the-art facilities equipped with modern lecture halls, classrooms, stadium, dorms, library, healthcare facilities, etc.

The university’s policy for inclusiveness is also deemed holistic and thoughtful. Talented students are provided with the best support, regardless of their personal status. This effort is rated 5-star for effectively distribute the generous support from the founding donor—Vingroup JSC–as scholarships and financial aids to deserving students.


VinUniversity was founded by Vingroup Joint Stock Company (Vingroup JSC) as a private, not-for-profit university for the purpose of fostering and developing talents for the future.

Vingroup is one of the biggest private conglomerates in Asia with the largest market capitalization value in Vietnam. As a multisector corporation, Vingroup focuses on three main areas: Technology; Industrials; and Property Services.

Vingroup continues to pioneer and lead consumer trends in each of its businesses, introducing Vietnamese consumers to a brand new, modern lifestyle with international-standard products and services. Vingroup has created a respected, well-recognized Vietnamese brand and is proud to be one of the nation’s leading private enterprises.

VinUni is proud to be a part of the Vingroup ecosystem, giving our students opportunities to connect with several reputable research institutes (such as VinAI, VinBrain, and Vin BigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such as VinSmart and VinFast), and leading Vietnamese companies (such as Vinpearl, Vincom Retail, Vinmec, and Vinhomes)


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 is invited from 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 the Population and Clinical Research program of the VinUniversity/ Vinmec Healthcare System Research Consortium.


  • Ph.D. 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 an 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's license, insurance, etc.)

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

Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basis beginning March 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit to the Search Committee at the email address above a letter of nomination that includes the candidate’s contact information (email addresses and phone numbers). The desired start date is as early as August 2021 up until September 2021, subject to negotiation, to make all preparations for assigned classes that will begin in fall 2021.

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


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