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Lecturer in Drawing and Sculpture

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4 Jul 2024

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The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is seeking a highly qualified full-time lecturer in Drawing and Sculpture. Candidates must hold at least a Master's degree (but having a Ph.D. degree is a significant advantage) in this field or a closely related field and have a strong background in research. In addition, relevant international experience is of advantage. The successful candidate will become part of an international network of universities and research institutes.

Teaching Responsibilities

As a lecturer, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Architecture program. The expected workload for the in-class lecture conduction is 08 academic hours per week, totaling 240 academic hours per year (1 academic hour equals 45 minutes).

Teaching should reflect current research methods and results and comprise lectures on the following modules:

  • Drawing and Sculpture I
  • Drawing and Sculpture II
  • Drawing and Sculpture III
  • Drawing and Sculpture IV

The named courses are subject to change upon the realistic needs of the programs and joint agreement between the lecturer, relevant Academic Coordinators, and Dean/Vice Dean in charge of teaching. In addition, the courses may require conducting relevant laboratory activities and/or advising student projects.

The holder of this job is also responsible for supervising Bachelor’s theses. 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 innovation. This includes and is not limited to comprehensive activities in basic research as well as applied research in the field of Architecture Drawing and Sculpture. The ability to apply and generate externally funded research projects is highly desirable.

Administrative responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the program by participating in the program's administrative, marketing and other public activities in consultation with the Academic Coordinator of the study program and the German partner university, namely Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. She or he is also expected to contribute actively to the academic self-administration of the Faculty of Engineering and the university by being willing to stand for election to the Faculty Council, Academic Senate and/or other bodies.


Candidates must at least hold a Master's degree (having a PhD degree is a significant advantage) in Architecture or a closely related field, preferably from a well-known international university. A current title of Professor will be a plus, as experience and understanding of the German higher education system and methodology. Other requirements include:

  • Must have an architectural design portfolio to show working experiences in related fields which can be considered equivalent to working on a doctoral thesis.
  • An outstanding academic record with a focus on Architecture Drawing and Sculpture or other closely related areas
  • Proven expertise in Architectural Design
  • 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
  • Experience in the industry is of advantage
  • Proven excellent English proficiency:
    • Candidates who are from non-native English-speaking countries should include one of the following valid English proficiency certificates; IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 548(PBT), TOEFL 84 (iBT), TOEFL 212 (CBT), CEFR level B2 or Aptis level C1 at the time of application submission. Alternatively, candidates who do not hold a valid English proficiency certificate at the submission time need to be internally assessed at VGU to meet the criterion stated above.

Employment benefits

The successful candidate will become part of a professional and interdisciplinary group of faculty and have access to state-of-the-art laboratories. VGU supports its lecturers with attractive start-up endowments for quality research projects. VGU also supports participation in national and international conferences and the publishing of research papers.

VGU lecturers enjoy a rich cultural experience and a dynamic teaching environment through interactions with inquisitive and quality students.

Further information, e.g. regarding the appointment procedure, the competitive salary and research activities, can be downloaded here.


To apply, please send your application (with the following documents in one PDF max. size: 5 MB) to with the subject line “Drawing and Sculpture_[Your Name]

Your application should include:

  • Form for basic information (Please download, complete this form electronically and submit it together with your application)
  • A cover letter stating your interest in joining VGU
  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications)
  • Design Portfolio
  • Scans of university degrees, university transcripts and other relevant certificates
  • Scans of language certificates (if applicable)
  • References illustrating your professional and academic career, including contact details of references (if available, highly appreciated)
  • Evaluation results for teaching (if available)

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by VGU's international Application Review Team.

For further information, please contact:

About us

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, informatics and economics to meet the needs of Vietnamese higher education. Being a joint effort of Vietnamese and German institutions, VGU follows the successful German model and standards concerning the academic and administrative structures.

The principle of non-discrimination against women: Female candidates will receive priority consideration for lecturer positions at VGU. In case of equally qualified male and female applicants, the women will be preferred.

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