Tiếng Việt

Full-time Lecturer (with PhD) in Assembly and Automation Technology

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.

Full-time Lecturer (with PhD) in Assembly and Automation Technology

Job Description and responsibilities

The successful candidate will work as a scientific expert in Assembly and Automation Technology. She or he will teach and conduct research in that field.

Teaching comprises lectures about:

  • Assembly Technology - assembly processes, assembly equipment and systems, handling, grippers, work organization, sequencing, methods of predetermined systems,
  • Automation Technology - industrial robot and sensor technology, human-machine cooperation and interaction concepts, foundations of image processing and control theory, security issues, applications.

Teaching should reflect current research methods and results.

Relevant fields of research include human-machine-interaction, handling techniques, mobile robotics, intelligent manufacturing systems, automated assembly.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the Master Degree Program Global Production Engineering and Management in coordination with the study program coordinator and the German partner university: TU Berlin.

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.

Relevant qualifications

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 in Assembly and Automation Technology 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.

Contract type

Full-time fixed term with the option of permanent contract.


To apply please send your 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

  • 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 (if available, but highly appreciated)
  • Evaluation results for teaching (if applicable)
  • Form for basic information (Please download and complete this form electronically, then send together with your application)

(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.

Application deadline

The review of applications will continue until the position is occupied.


For further information please contact:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Kohl per E-Mail at: holger.kohl(at)ipk.fraunhofer.de, or:
Dr. Mohammadjafar Hadad per E-Mail at: mohammadjafar.hadad(at)vgu.edu.vn