Discipline Lead, Design

Ho Chi Minh City (VN)
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Discipline Lead, Design
Job no: 556128
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Location: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Categories: Architecture & Design

RMIT Vietnam

RMIT Vietnam, an entity of RMIT University, has campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi since 2001. We provide internationally recognised, high-quality, education and professional training for students, clients and the community, and assist in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region by hosting students from Australia and many other countries.

School of Communication & Design

At RMIT Vietnam, we believe that creative minds should be challenged, inspired and cultivated. The School of Communication & Design is building Vietnam’s creative leaders of tomorrow through interdisciplinary programs in the fields of communication, design, architecture, fashion and film.

Our unique programs embed theory and technical skills within creative and professional practice to ensure that graduates are both knowledgeable and work-ready. The emphasis throughout teaching and our student’s work is to be Experimental; Ethical; and Exceptional.

The aim of the School of Communication & Design over the next 5 years is for RMIT Vietnam to be acknowledged as having one the most respected creative hubs in South East Asia. 

The role & key responsibilities

The Discipline Lead, Design will lead, direct and manage of an assigned academic discipline in the School of Communication & Design. The Lead will work closely with key members of the School leadership team to integrate activities within design programs to meet the needs of students, staff, and industry, and to ensure a consistent level of academic leadership is delivered across all designated programs. Working closely and collaboratively with the School leadership team, the successful candidate will also significantly contribute to the strategic direction of the School to promoting its Design discipline through effective and innovative marketing and commercial activities. The Discipline Lead will have direct line management of staff in the discipline area. Other responsibilities include includes assisting with strategic planning for all Design programs, program management at program level, quality assurance, student relationship management, human resource management, program budgeting and resource management.

Key selection criteria

  • To be considered for this leadership role, applicants must address the following criteria in the cover letter:
  • PhD or equivalent relevant Doctoral qualification
  • At least 5 years relevant experience, teaching in a University environment.
  • A portfolio with samples of Design practice and teaching
  • Significant engagement with Design practice and the profession.
  • Proven track record of practical outcomes/projects within a relevant Design discipline.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Proven leadership experience within Design education and/or the Design industry
  • Strong team player with an inclusive and collaborative approach.

Please Note 
English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent).
Non-Vietnamese candidates must also meet the requirements of the Vietnamese Work Permit process.

How to apply

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. 

Applications close: 07 Mar 2018 SE Asia Standard Time