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, natural sciences 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.
VGU is seeking full-time lecturers with a PhD and a strong background in Research. The teaching workload will be limited to an average of 8 academic hours per week. VGU expects its lecturers to establish their own research agenda and will support them with attractive start-up endowments. Our lecturers will be part of our tight network of German and international universities and research institutes.
Job Description and responsibilities
The successful candidate will work as a scientific expert in Continuum Mechanics. She or he will teach and conduct research in that field.
Teaching comprises lectures in Foundation of Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics. Teaching should reflect current research methods and results.
Relevant fields of research include mechanical modeling of materials, nonlinear elasticity and plasticity theory, modeling of microstructures, multiscale problems as well as associated computer-oriented methods. Special emphasis is laid on applications to engineering systems and processes.
The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of Bachelor Program Mechanical Engineering in coordination with the study program coordinator and the German partner universities: Ruhr-University of Bochum and University of Magdeburg.
The candidate should significantly contribute to the scientific profile of VGU. This includes comprehensive activities in basic research as well as applied research and development, in cooperation with industry in Vietnam.
Generating externally funded research projects, supervising bachelor and master theses and mentoring PhD students pursuing doctoral degrees are an essential part of the lecturer’s duties.
The teaching, research and working language at VGU is English.
Candidates must hold a PhD; a doctor title from well-known reputable international universities or a professor title will be a plus.
Prerequisites for the recruitment are an outstanding academic record with a focus on Continuum Mechanics or other areas closely related to it, including publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, an excellent doctorate dissertation, as well as proven teaching experience.
The candidate must have proven excellent English speaking and writing skills.
The demonstrated ability to obtain funding for research projects is highly valued and experience in guiding PhD students is also desirable.
Full-time fixed term contract with the option of a permanent contract.
To apply please send an application package (with following documents in a PDF or MS Word DOC (in English, max. size: 5 MB) with “Your name_Applied position” written in the subject line to: professorship(at)vgu.edu.vn
(All of the above documents need to either be in English or include a translation)
All applicants will be invited to take part in VGU’s recruitment procedure including an assessment by our International Search and Nomination Committee.
The review of applications will continue until the position is occupied.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Klaus Hackl per E-Mail at: (klaus.hackl(at)rub.de)