Tiếng Việt

Full-time Lecturer (with PhD) in Factory Planning, Organization and Sustainable Manufacturing

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 Factory Planning, Organization and Sustainable Manufacturing

Job Description and responsibilities

The successful candidate will work as a scientific expert in Factory Planning, Organization and Sustainable Manufacturing. She or he will teach and conduct research in that field.
Teaching comprises lectures about:

  • Planning concepts and methods - for factory design, production programs, material requirements, production processes, lot sizes, dates and capacities, sequencing, order release, order control.
  • Factory organization - potentials for economization resulting from the interactions between product, operating material and organization of facilities and their peripherals as well as the consistent implementation of innovative technology and forms of organization.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing - creation of processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources and enhance well-being and prosperity of local and global communities.

Teaching should reflect current research methods and results.

Relevant fields of research include global sustainable value nets, production systems, digital factory, resource efficiency and effectiveness, material and product cycles, leadership and qualification.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the MSc. 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; 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 in Factory Planning, Organization and Sustainable Manufacturing 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.

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@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. 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