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The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is seeking a highly qualified full-time lecturer in Software Engineering and Programming Languages. Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer Science and have a strong background in research. Relevant international experience is of advantage. The successful candidate will become part of an international network of universities and research institutes.
Teaching Responsibilities
In the role of a lecturer, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the program Computer Science. 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 to 45 minutes).
Teaching should reflect current research methods and results, and comprises lectures on the following modules:
The named courses are subject to change upon realistic needs of the programs and joint agreement between the lecturer, relevant Academic Coordinators, and Dean/Vice Dean in charge of teaching. Courses require conducting relevant laboratory activities and/or advising student projects.
The holder of this job is also responsible for supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses and mentoring PhD students.
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 fields of Software Engineering and Programming Languages and (Software) Security (as an advantage). 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 Computer Science by participating in administrative, marketing and other public activities of the program in consultation with the Academic Coordinator of the study program and the German partner university, namelyFrankfurt Applied Science University. She or He is also expected to contribute actively to the academic self-administration of the Facultyof Engineering and university by being willing to stand for election to the Faculty Council, Academic Senate and/or other bodies.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer Science 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:
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 academicpositions@vgu.edu.vn with subject line “[Discipline]_[Your Name]
Your application should include:
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.
Native English speakers (e.g. from the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Canada or New Zealand) do not have to submit an English proficiency certificate if the interviewers are satisfied with the interviewees English level at the time of interview.
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