Full-time Lecturer (with PhD) in Spatial Planning – Vietnamese German University

Full-time Lecturer (with PhD) in Spatial Planning – Vietnamese German University

Deadline: December 28, 2014

The Vietnamese German University (VGU) in Ho Chi Minh City is now recruiting full-time lecturers with PhD, who have a strong background in research. VGU is the first autonomous, research oriented state university of the Vietnamese Government’s New Model University Project founded in 2008. They are providing excellent study programs in the fields of engineering and business.

The teaching workload will be limited to 8 periods/ week. VGU expects its lecturers to establish their own research fields, supported by attractive startup-endowments. Our lecturers get personal tutoring by experienced scientists from Germany and VGU, and will have access to our strong network of German universities and research institutes.

According to their qualification, candidates will be hired as full-time lecturer with the chance to further develop their career at VGU and apply for a professor title later. All our lecturers benefit from attractive salaries in a modern working environment.

Job Description

  • The successful candidate will be a subject matter expert in Spatial planning and able to teach and do research in the field.
  • Teaching comprises lectures about urban development and architecture of cities, instruments of spatial planning, green building and should reflect current research.
  • Recent fields of research include urban planning and participation instruments and processes, urban restructuring, brown-fields development, cityscape, spatial aspects of green buildings, urban policy, land readjustment.
  • The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the study program “Sustainable Urban Development” in consultation with the study program coordinator and the German partner universities in Darmstadt.
  • The candidate should significantly contribute to the scientific profile of VGU. This includes comprehensive activities in fundamental as well as applied research, also in cooperation with industry in Vietnam. Generating externally funded research projects, supervising bachelor and master theses and leading PhD students to doctoral degrees is essential.
  • The language for lectures and research at VGU is English.


  • Candidates must hold a PhD in any case; professor title will be a plus.
  • Prerequisites for the recruitment are an outstanding academic record with focus in Spatial Planning, Architecture or other areas closely related to it, including publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, an excellent doctorate, as well as proven teaching experience.
  • The candidate must have excellent proven English speaking and writing abilities.
  • The demonstrated ability to secure external funding and experience in guiding PhD students is desirable. The candidate should also show management skills.
  • Candidate with doctor title from well-known international universities, especially in Germany will be favored. First-hand experiences with the German higher-education system are a plus.


Please email a PDF or MS Word DOC (in English) with  the following documents (max. size: 5 MB) as part of your application to professorship(at)vgu.edu.vn:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications)
  • Scans of relevant attained university degrees and other certificates
  • Scans of language certificates
  • References illustrating your professional and academic career including contact details of references
  • Evaluation results for teaching (if applicable)
  • Form for basic information (Please download and complete this form electronically, then send together with your application)

All applicants will pass through VGU’s recruitment procedure which includes an assessment by our International Search and Nomination Committee.

For more information, visit Vietnamese German University.