Engineering and Computer Science Faculty

Employer
VinUniversity
Location
Hanoi, Vietnam
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
May 08, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

ABOUT VIN UNIVERSITY

VinUniversity is a newly developed, private, non-profit university in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was established by Vingroup with a mission to be the first world-class, internationally accredited and recognized university in Vietnam. VinUniversity has two overarching goals: to excel in teaching and to produce graduates and research that contribute to developing the key economic sectors of Vietnam.

The formation of the VinUniversity Project has resulted from the collaboration of Vingroup with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. Cornell provides academic consulting on Management, Engineering, and Technology; and Penn focuses on the Health Sciences disciplines. Both Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania are distinguished Ivy League institutions based in the United States of America. Cornell is involved in every aspect of the development of VinUniversity from infrastructure and campus planning to curriculum development and faculty hiring. Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business is providing extensive academic advisement in a variety of areas, drawing from a wealth of faculty expertise at multiple colleges and units at Cornell University. Penn’s medical and nursing schools are functioning in a similar fashion to guide the formation of health science education at VinUniversity and to interface with Vinmec, Vingroup’s outstanding health system which currently encompasses 7 hospitals throughout Vietnam. VinUniversity aims to meet the QS 5-star rating standards and will include the following colleges within the University: College of Business (including Hospitality as well as Real Estate); College of Engineering and Computer Science; and College of Health Sciences. The VinUniversity will be an English Medium Instruction (EMI) institution and plans to open for the inaugural class of students in Fall 2020.

 

ABOUT VINGROUP

Vingroup was established in the Ukraine in 1993 by several Vietnamese living there at the time. Upon its relocation to Vietnam, the venture officially became the Vingroup Joint Stock Company in 2012. Vingroup’s mission is “to create a better life for the Vietnamese people.” In 2016 and 2017, Vingroup was recognized among the “Top 50 Most Valuable Brands in Vietnam” (by Brand Finance magazine). Today, Vingroup is one of the leading private enterprises in Vietnam, operating in eight core business areas including real estate, retail, hospitality, education, agriculture, healthcare, heavy industry (starting with automobile manufacturing), and smart technology. In 2016, education and healthcare became not-for-profit value-based systems.

Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong is the founder and chairman of Vingroup, which has $3.97 billion USD in net revenue (2017) and the largest market capitalization value of $13.6 billion USD in Vietnam (2018). Chairman Vuong is a visionary and true patriot of Vietnam and firmly believes that education is the single biggest catalyst that can transform the destiny of an individual, a society, and a nation. His aspiration is to create a breakthrough in the Vietnamese education sector and to groom the next generation of leaders in the 21st century and beyond for Vietnam. 

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 

Through excellence in academics, research, and innovation, the College of Engineering and Computer Science aims to nurture and develop young leaders in engineering and computer science with clear direction and vision and with creativity and sound personal values—leaders who will pave the way for the development of science and technology to increase labor productivity and to benefit society.

For the first academic year 2020-2021, the College of Engineering and Computer Science will offer 3 degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. With our focus on ABET standards, Cornell University’s certified curricula, world-class international and Vietnamese faculty members, modern pedagogical approaches, and infrastructure at the forefront of technology, we will prepare our students to become leaders and innovators with entrepreneurial mindsets, who will be employed by top employers or who will be self-employed. 

With a vision to become a research-focused college, the College of Engineering and Computer Science will also offer different graduate programs and provide the best research environment for our faculty members to conduct world-class research and to pursue advances in technology. Moreover, with the advantage of being in the ecosystem of Vingroup with a number of technology companies such as VinTech, VinSmart, VinID, and VinFast, some faculty in the College may work closely with these companies in research to create products and solutions with breakthrough technology.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at VinUniversity is recruiting multiple entrepreneurial-minded and innovative faculty members at all ranks:

  • Distinguished professors,
  • Professors,
  • Associate Professors,
  • Assistant Professors,
  • Senior Lecturers,
  • and Lecturers 

in all major fields of business administration including, but not limited to: 

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Robotics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Signal Processing 

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The College of Engineering and Computer Science faculty members will be responsible for three major responsibilities: teaching, research and service. The workload allocation will be based on faculty ranking and faculty track in alignment with generally accepted international standards and practices at universities accredited by ABET.

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Doctorate degree in related field from an established, prestigious university
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contributions to teaching programs
  • Experience preferred in experiential teaching methods, i.e., TBL (Team-based Learning), PBL (Project-based Learning), ABL (Action-based Learning) and Simulation
  • Demonstrated coherent, progressive and creative thinking; a spirit and passion for education; ability to take prompt action with determination; and readiness to take on new challenges

 

COMPENSATIONS

The salary and benefits are internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a resume and a separate cover letter explaining the interest in the position and relevant qualifications to the following: [email protected].  Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basis beginning May 2019 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 June 2019 up until June 2020, subject to negotiation, to make all preparations for assigned classes that will begin in fall 2020. 

 

LIVING AND WORKING IN HANOI, VIETNAM

- Accommodation: VinUniversity will provide an accommodation benefit in the compensation package and will assist with accommodation options.

- Working permit: VinUniversity will assist in establishing the paperwork needed for employment in Vietnam (visa, working permit, ID, driver license, insurance, etc.).

- Child education: VinUniversity will assist in finding an excellent school (K-12) for an employee’s children. There is a child education allowance if your children study at Vinschools.

Living costs: Vietnam has a comparatively low cost of living, and expatriates can live a very comfortable life in Vietnam with a moderate expenditure. 

 

PRESS

Cornell Chronicle >> https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/04/rohit-verma-named-provost-vietnams-vin-university  

Cornell Daily Sun >> http://cornellsun.com/2018/03/16/cornell-to-help-establish-university-in-hanoi-in-collaboration-with-vietnamese-company/

Vietnam Economic Times >> http://vneconomictimes.com/article/business/vingroup-partners-with-cornell-penn-universities

Vietnam News >> http://vietnamnews.vn/brand-info/426643/vinuni-creates-breakthrough-in-higher-education-quality.html#GGS8jf0qFgDupSrC.97

Penn News >> https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2018/september/penn-extends-its-global-reach-to-improve-health-care-education-and-quality-of-care-in-southeast-asia

Philadelphia Business Journal >> https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2018/09/12/penn-medicine-vietnam-vinuni-vinmec-global-health.html

Vin University >> https://vinuni.edu.vn

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