Job Details

Faculty of Sociology


Hanoi, Vietnam
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    Preference : Fluent English Speaker
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    Salary : Competitive
Apply by : Jul 19, 2024
Start Work : Aug 2024

Highlights :

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    Job Type Full-time
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    Education Doctorate degree
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    B.ED./ PGCE / iPGCE Not Required
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    Experience 3 years
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    Major Social Studies
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    Gender Any

VinUniversity’s College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for open positions in Sociology. VinUniversity, a private not-for-profit university, is the youngest QS World University Ranking rated 4-Star university in the Asia Pacific Region and is partnered with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. It is located in Hanoi, Vietnam, and has newly built world-class teaching and research facilities. Offering a world-class education that combines international expertise and local knowledge, the University’s vision is to become a top-ranked university and it is striving towards achieving recognition as one of the QS World University Ranking’s “Top 50 Under 50”. By joining us, you'll be part of an innovative and dynamic community dedicated to excellence in teaching and research.

The College of Arts and Sciences at VinUniversity is recruiting full-time faculty in the following field and track:
Field: Sociology,
Track: Teaching (Associate Lecturer / Lecturer / Senior Lecturer) or Research/Teaching (Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Full Professor).

Candidates who have in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific area of Sociology, such as Social Stratification, Gender Studies, Globalization, Social Movements, or Leadership, are welcome to apply. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate their understanding of relevant theories, research methodologies, and practical applications. Practical experience in the field of Sociology, such as community development work, public policy analysis, or social research in a relevant setting, will strengthen a candidate's application. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development, staying updated with current research, methodologies, and advancements in the field of Sociology. They should also demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in teaching and scholarly research. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate experience with fostering, or the ability to foster, an inclusive and equity center-centered teaching, learning, and research environment were all can thrive.

Prior experience in teaching Sociology courses at the university level is desirable. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, be able to engage and inspire students, and use effective teaching methods to help students learn and apply the concepts and theories of Sociology.

Position Responsibilities
Full-time faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences will have three major responsibilities: teaching, research, and service. The workload allocation will depend on the faculty ranking and faculty track in alignment with generally accepted international standards and practices at peer universities.

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

Work permit: VinUniversity will assist in and provide advice for obtaining the necessary paperwork needed for employment in Vietnam (visa, work permit, insurance, etc.). However, it is your responsibility to ensure that you can satisfy all the paper requirements in a timely manner.
According to Vietnamese Law, expatriates are required to submit all necessary documents for a work permit on the first day in Vietnam. For more information about the necessary documents, please refer to the information in this link.
Living costs: Vietnam has a comparatively low cost of living and expatriates can live a very comfortable life here with a moderate expenditure.

About The College Of Arts And Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is a dynamic and comprehensive academic institution that offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for students. As a part of VinUniversity, the College of Arts and Sciences provides a strong foundation in General Education along with three distinct bachelor programs: economics, communications, and psychology.
Our College of Arts and Sciences takes inspiration from the three principles of education reform, namely “dan toc” [nation], “khoa hoc” [science] and “dai chung” [people] put forth by Vietnam’s longest-serving Minister of Education, the late Professor Nguyen Van Huyen, who strove to develop an education system to build a modern nation for all Vietnamese citizens in the trying times of post-independence Vietnam.
[LS1] To fully explore possibilities of how the digital could change the world and help us fulfil the primary mission of VinUniversity, the College of Arts and Sciences at VinUni aspires to become a model bona-fide interdisciplinary core curriculum in Vietnam. Taking onboard experiences in multi-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary research and teaching from across the world and different intellectual traditions, we adopt a grounded but innovative approach in the design of courses in collaboration with faculty, students, and relevant stakeholders in state and society. Serving as the core curriculum for all VinUniversity students, each course in the College of Arts and Sciences is designed to plant the seeds that will help students ask “big questions” about the past and present, develop the capacity to learn new skills and bridge the gap between theory and practice. Our co-curricular programs, planned in collaboration with a wide of range external stakeholders, extend beyond the initial year to take students out of the classrooms to fully reap the benefits of experiential learning.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Vin University is committed to providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment for students. The faculty consists of experienced professors and experts in their respective fields who are dedicated to imparting knowledge and fostering intellectual growth. In addition to classroom instruction, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, research opportunities, internships, and extracurricular activities that enhance their overall educational experience.
To competently serve society with heart and mind, the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to begin cultivating in each student six identified attributes, namely: Character, Competence, Critical Thinking, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and National Pride-Global Awareness. Right from the beginning, we encourage students to ask the questions, “what could you do for society” and “how would you go about actualizing your goals?” To enable students to be a part of VinUniversity’s founding mission, we seek to develop future leaders who take pride in their national heritage, are global-minded, have character, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. The College of Arts and Sciences is where this journey begins.
Overall, the College of Arts and Sciences at VinUniversity offers a comprehensive education in General Education along with specialized programs in economics, communications, and psychology. Through its diverse curriculum and supportive learning environment, the college aims to prepare students to become well-rounded professionals who can contribute positively to their chosen fields and society.
VinUniversity - College Of Arts And Sciences Offers Several Compelling Reasons For Faculty To Consider Working For The University, Such As
Professional Development Opportunities: The university is committed to the professional development of its faculty members, providing opportunities for training, workshops, conferences, and other activities that enhance their teaching and research skills.
State-of-the-Art Facilities: VinUniversity - College of Arts and Sciences has modern and well-equipped facilities, including classrooms, labs, libraries, and other learning spaces, that are designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Collaborative and Supportive Environment: The university fosters a collaborative and supportive environment, where faculty members can work together on research projects, share ideas and experiences, and receive support from colleagues and staff.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum: The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages collaboration across disciplines and provides faculty members with opportunities to teach and research in multiple areas.

Research Opportunities: VinUniversity encourages research and provides resources and support for faculty members to conduct research projects and publish their findings in reputable journals and conferences.

Global Connections: VinUniversity has established partnerships with leading universities and research institutions around the world, providing faculty members with opportunities for exchange programs, joint research projects, and other collaborations.

Positive Impact: By working for VinUniversity - College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty can make a positive impact on society by educating and inspiring the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Overall, Faculty who work for VinUniversity - College of Arts and Sciences can benefit from a supportive and collaborative environment, competitive compensation, professional development opportunities, and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources. They can also make a positive impact on society and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their respective fields.

Have a doctorate degree in related fields from a well-established university.
Have a minimum of three years of relevant full-time teaching experience.
Have a strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contributions to teaching programs.
Have good experience in experiential learning methods such as CBL (Case-based learning), TBL (Team-based Learning), PBL (Project-based Learning), ABL (Action-based Learning) and can successfully employ them in all courses.
Demonstrate a strong record of research accomplishments or potential for future accomplishments (research track).
Have practical experience and industry knowledge in related.
Possess an entrepreneurial mindset.
Have a high spirit and strong passion for education; demonstrate distinction and/or strong potential in research; agility to embrace changes and take on new challenges; willing to adopt and actively employ new teaching methods; open-minded to new and different environments; team-player willing to contribute to organizational goals and initiatives.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

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