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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (in Robotics)

Viet Nam
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Through excellence in academics, research, and innovation, the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) aims to create a generation of young leaders with the qualities, skills, and knowledge needed to lead the development of science and technology, to increase productivity, and bring about radical innovation for the benefit of the society.

With Cornell University’s certified curricula, advanced infrastructure, and modern pedagogical approaches, CECS offers degree programs in three majors: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. CECS expects to offer graduate programs in the academic year 2021-2022, focusing on AI, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Business Analytics, and Innovation.

A world-class faculty, top Vietnamese students, international standard research facilities, and dedicated staff have built an interdisciplinary research environment at CECS. The Smart Health Center established at CECS focuses on research areas that address the challenges and opportunities in modern healthcare systems, including big data analytics, medical image processing, 3D printing for biomedical, security, privacy protection, and others. 

All faculty members will be provided with an annual personal development fund for scholarly activities such as attending the conferences, hire research assistants, and buying research equipment. Faculty members can also apply for internal seed grants and have opportunities to collaborate with researchers from the Vingroup ecosystem,  such as VinBigdata, VinAI, VinBrain, VinMec, VinHomes, Vincom Retail, VinPearl, VinSmart, and VinFast.

For more information, please visit the CECS website:

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at VinUniversity is recruiting a faculty member in the following field, track and ranks:

  • Field: Mechanical Engineering (in Robotics)
  • Track: Research and Teaching
  • Ranks: Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

All qualified applicants will receive full consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.


The CECS faculty members will be responsible for three primary responsibilities:

  • Teaching: Develop and instruct classes, provide academic advising, and participate in developing the programs and curriculum that meet the ABET’s quality standards.
  • Research: Supervise student research, perform original research, and publish scientific findings in top venues with high citations.
  • Service: Assisting with recruitment, admission, service to the university, profession, and community.

The workload allocation will be based on faculty ranking and faculty track aligned with generally accepted international standards and practices at universities.


  • Have a doctorate degree in related fields from established prestigious universities.
  • Have a strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contributions to teaching programs.
  • Have good experience in experiential leaning methods such as TBL (Team-based Learning), PBL (Project-based Learning), ABL (Action-based Learning) and can successfully employ them in all courses.
  • Have a strong record of research accomplishments or potential for future accomplishments.
  • Have a high spirit and strong passion for education; demonstrate distinction and/or strong potential in research; Agile to embrace changes and take on new challenges; 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


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


Please apply via and send (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, (3) a teaching statement, (4) a research statement and (5) two recommendation letters. In doing so, remember the following:

  • Indicate in your cover letter which field, rank and track you are applying for.
  • Your resume should include a list of all courses you have taught with the teaching/student evaluation outcomes.
  • Your teaching statement should specify teaching methods you have used in your courses and plan to use in your future courses (i.e., lecture, cases, flipped classroom, team-based learning, service-based learning, community-based learning, etc.). Also submit the PDF version of the syllabus of the course for which you accomplished the highest evaluation outcome.
  • Your research statement should include the primary theme(s) of your past and current research and the theme(s) of your intended future research. Also, indicate which publication in the recent three years is the best accomplishment for you, with a brief description. Submit a PDF version of the publication with a brief information on the excellence of the journal.

Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basis beginning April 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The desired start date is August 2021, subject to negotiation, to allow sufficient time for your course preparation for the upcoming fall semester. If you currently reside outside Vietnam, please indicate in your cover letter whether you can relocate to Hanoi, Vietnam in time (by September as latest). If not, please specify when you can.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


  • 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.


VinUniversity (VinUni: is the first private, not-for-profit Vietnamese university established based on international standards. The university integrates the models of excellent international universities with the unique cultural and economic characteristics of Vietnam, to make a breakthrough in Vietnamese higher education and to become a world-class university.

VinUni has strategic collaborations with the world’s leading universities, including Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. These universities have become close advisors and crucial enablers in establishing the three colleges at VinUni: College of Business and Management, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Health Sciences. Every aspect of the University: its curricula, research, faculty, student body, facilities, and campus life, is being developed to meet the highest standards set by the world’s leading accrediting and ranking organizations, such as ABET, AACSB, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE).

VinUni’s founding benefactor Vingroup is one of the biggest private conglomerates in Asia with the largest market capitalization value in Vietnam. As a multisector corporation, Vingroup focuses on three main areas: Technology; Industrials; and Property Services. VinUni is proud to be a part of the Vingroup ecosystem, giving its students opportunities to connect with several high quality research institutes (such as VinAI, VinBrain, and Vin BigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such as VinSmart and VinFast), and leading Vietnamese companies (such as Vinpearl, Vincom Retail, Vinmec, and Vinhomes)


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